Play Helped Dogs Be Our Best Friends

Play Helped Dogs Be Our Best Friends

All domestic dogs belong to a single species that descended from wolves—despite vast differences in size, appearance, behavior and temperament among breeds. “For some functions, like hunting or herding, you need trainable dogs and the very strong owner-dog relationship. So, if you have a playful dog, it's easy to train. And in this particular situation, if you have a playful dog, it just creates a problem for you.”The study is in the journal Biology Letters. But, ultimately:“If you want to train your dog, you have to play a lot with your dog.”—Susanne Bard(The above text is a transcript of this podcast)

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