Let’s Play!

From the park to your backyard, 40 things you need to know about dog play.

Dogs play naturally, but often humans misinterpret their shenanigans as aggression and put a stop to it.

The result is not good for your dog, says Ian Dunbar, D.V.M., founder of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. “You then end up with a dog that can no longer play because socialization stops.”

Understanding this important behavior helps you know what’s healthy — and dangerous — for your dog. Here’s what you should know.

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