I recently puppy sat for my friend – I had her dog for eight days.

And if a puppy is in my house, then it’s going to get trained.  Either to entertain me or to entertain the puppy.  In this case, it was a little of both.

At the request of the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy Alumni list on FaceBook, I recorded, live, half of her training sessions, usually in the morning  At the end of each session, I answered their questions.

The end result was eight days of unedited training and question/answer – which I then pulled together into a continuous youtube video for those who are not Fenzi Academy students.

If you’d like to learn about play – here it is.

What you should take from this video – train the dog you have.  The puppy I was working with showed all the qualities of an interactive and talented player – I just needed to be available.  Maybe with another dog you’d approach it differently, which I discuss at length in these segments.  Figuring out  what makes  sense for your dog is what makes training so very interesting.

Here’s the youtube link to the video:

If you want to learn more about play, sign up for my online class, Relationship Building Through Play at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy (FDSA).  We cover a lot of territory.   Class started a week ago, so now you’ll be playing catch up.  Enrollment will close on the 15th.

In the meantime, enjoy this 2.5 hour long free video.