2.2.2 Building Engagement

For a dog to be obedient to us and do things for us, it must be engaged (focused and motivated).
Apart controlling access to their wants, we can also use playful interactions to build engagement in our dogs.
Why is Play important?
  • Builds engagement to us
  • Exercise
  • Trains dogs to listen to us when excited
There are two types of Play:
  • Food games (Food recall game, Search game, Luring Game)
  • Toy games (Tug, Retrieve)