I like playing with dogs.  I also like writing.

I do not like reinventing the wheel so rather than writing about play, I’m going to encourage you to listen to a conversation on that topic.

Yesterday I was interviewed for a 30-minute podcast for FDSA on the topic of play.  Click the link if you want to listen to it.

Nothing to buy and I covered a lot of ground!  Why I play with dogs.  What you can learn when you play with your dog.  How to play…in particular, how to get started.  And why I think it matters if you play with your dog – for competition purposes and otherwise.

Plus, since the FDSA podcast happens every week, you might find an entire laundry list of other topics that interest you.  Those are free too.

Here’s a direct link to all of our podcasts.  Recent topics include balancing drive and control, gaining a more reliable recall, developing fitness in your dog, and optimal arousal levels for performance. Next week Julie Flanery will talk about “Things you didn’t learn in puppy class.” If you have a really really really long drive ahead of you, that will do the ticket.  Hundreds of hours of listening right there.

Thousands of episodes are downloaded or read each time we release a new one.  If you want them downloaded to your phone each week, instructions for doing that (for Apple and Android) are given right at the top when you click the link.  So read through that and you’ll be good to go.

And if you’re more of a reader than a listener then that’s good too, because we transcribe all of our podcasts.

For free.

Sensing a theme here?

If you have specific topics that you’d like covered, go ahead and mention them in the comments!  We’ll see what we can do.