Dog Play — It’s Good For Us, Too

 

“Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein

If the guy synonymous with genius says it, who am I to disagree? Not that I would anyway. You can learn a lot by watching dogs play. And no one will think you’re creepy, unlike watching the other masters of play—kids.

What can a human learn from watching dogs play?

Any old, ordinary thing has the potential to bring us joy if we’re open-minded.

Rico playing with a plastic bottle

 You’ll rediscover fun things about yourself …

 Rico splashing in the river

 … and discover new things about others.

Rico and Whiskey playing in the river

 You’ll experience the wonderful release of energy …

 Whiskey running in yard

 … leading to deeper, more restful sleep.

Whiskey passed out under blankets

 You’ll learn your limits …

Rico lounging on the sunny deck with a big bandage on his paw

…and when you can go beyond them. (Or not.)

 Rico with a second bandage on his paw

 Looking for a few ideas for playing with your pups inside? Check out how to build an indoor obstacle course for about $20.

 Thanks for stopping by today. Now get out there and play!

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About Christie Green

A student of martial arts since 1995, a writer since 1999, and an animal-lover for all of time
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