Here is a fascinating blog by Professional Trainer Pam Hogel hosted by the Pet Professional Guild! New research on play is analyzed and discussed.
“Dogs’ play behavior has, over time, been attributed to a variety of factors. It provides puppies practice for adult behaviors. Play with humans is about “dominance.” Play with other dogs is about “dominance” or “status.” It’s a replacement behavior for hunting and killing prey. It’s a way to learn about your environment. Etc.” read more >