Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Puppy Playtime

There is nothing like the unadulterated joy of puppy play. Just above, Oliver is performing the traditional Play Bow, a request that says "Let's Play" with much enthusiasm. At the top, Oliver bolts with a toy he just scooped up in a grab-n-go.

It is times like this that I just slide my chair back away from the computer and call a timeout on work. Puppy playtime is good for both of us.

According to the The Complete Holistic Dog Book, "playtime is not just for puppies. Play provides physical activity and mental stimulation, and helps fill the need for social interaction. Oliver has this in spades.

Finally, this book offers 3 strategies for getting the most out of puppy playtime:

  • rotate toys

  • offer a variety of playmates, to encourage socialization with all types of dogs and people

  • offer sufficient play opportunities, frequently through the day.

I hope you enjoyed today's Woofing Wednesday offering. If you would like to indulge yourself more in my dog world, I invite you to visit my other blog: All Things Dog Blog, where I talk dogs 24/7.

Oh, and if you're interested in the book I just mentioned, here it is. Just click and you can buy it from Amazon right here...just a few easy clicks. FYI, I did the price check. Ours is within 2 cents of the other two big retailers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oooh! Oooh! Can i be a playmate?! I want to socialize and eat his appitozers!!!

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