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OFF LEASH DOG PLAY - A COMPLETE GUIDE TO SAFETY AND FUN
by Robin K. Bennett & Susan Briggs (See other books by author)


Publisher: Distributed by Dogwise Publishing
Edition:
2007 Paperback, 160 pages

ISBN: 9781933562209
Item: DTB963
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Summary: Whether you operate or work in a dog daycare, a pet boarding facility, a kennel, or a shelter, offer off-leash playgroups, or just visit the dog parks, the book will assist you in having safe, fun playtimes and doggy encounters.

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Finally a comprehensive guide for the pet professional working with off-leash playgroups. A great book for training staff on key aspects for safe dog management.

Although Off-Leash Dog Play was written as a resource for pet professionals, it contains valuable information for any dog owner. Whether you operate or work in a dog daycare, a pet boarding facility, a kennel, or a shelter, offer off-leash playgroups, or just visit the dog parks, the book will assist you in having safe, fun playtimes and doggy encounters. In addition to covering leadership, group control and body language, the book offers insight into the dogs' scent, vocal and visual communication.

You will discover how to:
- Understand canine body language and the ever-changing dynamics that occur between dogs playing together
- Safely manage off-leash playgroups with the least amount of force
- Train your staff to effectively manage off-leash playgroups
- Identify dog play styles to create fun, interactive dog playgroups
- See early-warning signs of arousal and play escalations
- Minimize potential dangers and fights between dogs
- Support the emotional needs of puppies and dogs lacking self-confidence
- Correlate breed history and stages of development to off-leash playgroup management issues
- How to introduce dogs and determine if they are suitable playmates
- Learn when to allow a dog to attend an off-leash play session and when it may be unsafe to do so

Robin Bennett, CPDT, is a professional dog trainer and dog daycare consultant. She is the author of All About Dog Daycare...A Blueprint for Success and co-owns one of the largest dog-training facilities in Virginia
Susan Briggs, CKO, is the co-owner of Urban Tails a dog daycare & pet service facility in Houston, TX. She served as ABKA Dog Daycare Section Chair and led efforts to create the first standards for daycare facilities.


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S'paw'tacular!!, July 30, 2014
Reviewer: Desiree Everson
I have 3 dogs, a Yellow Lab, Black Lab and a Beagle/Jack-Russel Mix. As a new-comer in dog behavior and language I found 'Off-Leash Dog Play' to be an excellent resource. After reading just the first 5 chapters I was able to decipher my own dog's body language,establish when they were feeling anxious or stressed and observed corrective behavior, such as necking, when one was annoying the other. 'Off-Leash Dog Play' has helped me become a more proactive dog owner and has allowed me to connect with my dogs on a new level. This book has allowed my dogs and myself to fully enjoy the benefits of off-leash play at the dog park as well as make me feel more confident in handling a confrontation in a positive, less reactive manner. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in enhancing their pooch's over-all happiness and well-being!
 
Amazing, October 30, 2010
Reviewer: Nick Hof, CPDT
I can only add to the many good things said about this book. I have worked in a large daycare and kennel for the past four years and I am angry with myself for not having read this book earlier.

As others have stated, this should be required reading for all people working in a daycare or with off leash play groups. Although really designed for professionals in the field, I will be recommending this to many clients that take their dogs to the dog park or even that have a couple of dogs they let theirs play with.

The information is covered in a well thought out format and flows perfectly. Again, I highly recommend this book. I am working on getting the entire staff at my work to read this.
 
A must Read, September 2, 2010
Reviewer: Eileen
This book is a must read for anyone working around dogs.I worked at a kennel for a year and wish I knew about the book,I can look back now and see all the things the dogs body language was saying.Now working with the local humane society as well as going to the dog park this book is great.
 
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