Canine Play Behavior: The Science Of Dogs At Play

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Dogwise Publishing, Oct 1, 2014 - Pets - 256 pages

 Is it possible that what looks like play is something else entirely? German author Mechtild Käufer presents findings from scores of researchers worldwide who study why dogs play, the benefits they get from play and how to recognize the “rules” of play that dogs follow to keep their play behaviors fun and safe. There are dozens of color photographs included to help illustrate the actions of dogs at play.


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Title Page
What Is Play?
What Does Play Feel Like?
Part 2Dog Play
Part 3Play Communication
Part 4Factors Influencing Play
Part 5Why Do Dogs Play?
Part 6Playing Dogs in Focus and Action
Part 7The Window to the DogHuman Relationship
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