Disciplined Dog Training Using Play

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How can the behavior consultant help?

In matters of behavior, dog owners should seek only consultants qualified through proper education and training.  Animal behavior problems can be complicated along with recognizing the unique characteristics of each individual animal and family.

The skilled behavior consultant will embrace not only scientific knowledge but will have enough education in dog behavior consulting as exemplified by cynopraxic modalities.  The cynopraxic trainer-consultant will not only acknowledge play, esthetic appreciation, emotional empathy, compassion and ethical restraint but will characterize qualities that mediate connectedness, facilitate the bonding process, support behavioral healing, composure, sincerity of purpose, presence and a certain amount of playfulness (Lindsay, 2001).

In conclusion, “the ability to train dogs is an art that depends on a trainer’s ability to play and a dog’s ability to play in turn…where there is no play, there is no relationship or meaning.”  Play facilitates “portals of affection and trust” and “humane dog training is playing with a purpose” and as “Heine Hediger (1955/1968) said, ‘Good training is disciplined play’ Lindsay (2001).

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