Food Play – “Prey Hand”

In my new book with Deb Jones titled: Dog Sports Skills Book 3: Play!  we discuss a food play technique that uses food called “Prey hand game”.  Those of you who have taken seminars with me may recognize this as “Wiggle Wiggle”.  You can find...

Is personal play/interaction a reinforcer?

When I talk about personal play or interaction, I’m talking about the process of interacting with your dog without food or toys in a manner that is enjoyable for both of you, but rarely do I consider personal play a reinforcer.  So what does that mean? A...

Play?

I recently asked for blog post suggestions and several of my facebook friends suggested exploring the topic of ‘play’. Great topic!  Important!  Teachable!  But way too big to attempt in a blog post, so if you’re really interested in developing your...

Building Engagement Through Play!

If you’ve been following my blog, then you know I’m a huge advocate of playing with dogs regardless of your sport or personal interests. I also know that many people are a bit stuck.  Stuck on where to begin.  Stuck on how to progress. Good at one type of...