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“One Day of Brito”

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Recently I did eight days of unedited video with puppy Wink.  That unedited video compilation demonstrates how I choose to approach teaching play as an interactive and choice based game with relatively few rules.  You can see changes in her behavior over time.

Today Brito found a toy in the yard so now you can see “One day of Brito”

This session focused on switching between types of play (personal, toy and food play) for the fun of it.  I’m having a nice time with a nice dog.

Any time you are training, you can stop what you’re doing and simply enjoy your dog’s company.  Life is not one great big transaction unless you choose to make it one.

If you play with your dog, then you’ll likely see an enormous improvement in your training. Not because the dog “earned” the play but because you just became an interesting person to spend time with.

Take a moment to watch one of your recent training sessions.  Do you look like you’re fun to be with?  Do you want to be your dog?

Not a bad question to ask on occasion.

About dfenzi

I'm a professional dog trainer who specializes in building relationship in dog handler teams who compete in dog sports. My personal passions are Competitive Obedience and no force (motivational) dog training. I travel throughout the world teaching seminars on topics related to Dog Obedience and Building Drives and Motivation. I own Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, a comprehensive online school for motivational training of performance sport dogs.

2 responses »

  1. Melanie Forthun

    Love the switch from toy to food! This is a skill I still work on with Myth all the time.

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  2. LOVE this. That’s all x

    Sonya Bevan

    B.Sc. (Physio)

    Dip Canine Behaviour Science & Technology (With Distinction)

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