Subtitle: Happy and Healthy Play Between People and Dogs
Author: Patricia McConnell, PhD
Length: 90 pages
Release Date: 2008
Play is the topic in training right now! Join professional trainers in a learning more about the joy, and importance, of play in a relationship between us and our dogs. Here's a summary of the book: Play is fun, but don't be fooled into thinking it's just goofy or frivolous. Play is powerful stuff, and it has a profound influence on your relationship with your dog. This engagingly written booklet shows how play can improve your dog's responsiveness, and provide your dog with the mental and physical exercise he or she needs. Inside is up-to-date research on how to tell your dog you want to play (most of us aren't very good at it!), some charming tricks and games to wow your friends, and an important section on how not to play with your dog. If you'd like a happier, more responsive dog and a closer relationship with each other, than this booklet is for you.
About the Author
Patricia McConnell, PhD, a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, has made a lifelong commitment to improving the relationship between people and animals. She is known worldwide as an expert on canine behavior and training, and for her engaging and knowledgeable books, DVDs, and seminars. Patricia has seen clients for serious behavioral problems since 1988, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaching "The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships." She dispenses advice on behavior problems, and information about animal behavior research, on Wisconsin Public Radio's Calling All Pets, (www.wpr.org/pets) which is heard in over 90 cities around the country. A highly-sought after speaker on dog behavior and training, McConnell has presented seminars all over the United States, and in Canada, Germany, Australia and Belgium.