Tips & advice for the best playtime with your puppy

Helene Aspgren

Playing with your puppy can be one of the most rewarding experiences for both you and your four-legged friend. But how do you know how to play the best way? This guide will take you through the key information you need to know!

1. The importance of playing with your puppy

Playing with people is not something dogs are born with the knowledge of. By playing together, you get to know each other and build a strong bond. In addition, it is through play that you introduce your dog to communication with people.

2. Adapt the play to the puppy's personality and breed

Not all dogs play the same way. It is important to note your dog's individuality when choosing how to play. Shy puppies may be scared if the play is too aggressive, while energetic puppies may want more speed. Recognize your puppy's breed-typical behavior. For example, a terrier puppy requires more fast-paced games compared to a shepherd puppy.

3. Safety tips when playing with your puppy

  • Children and outsiders: Make sure your puppy feels safe.
  • Play on non-slip surfaces: Especially if the play involves rushing or throwing toys.
  • End the game correctly: It is good to end when it is the most fun so that the playtime becomes something the puppy looks forward to.

4. Understanding of the dog's language

Dogs have their own way of communicating, and it is through play that they often show much of their personality. It can be anything from frantic running to more calm games. By observing how your dog plays, you can gain insight into its personality and how it develops.

5. Play as a reward

For many dogs, play is the best reward. Play can effectively reinforce behaviors and create positive associations.

In conclusion, it is important to remember that every puppy is unique. What works for one dog may not work for another. By getting to know your puppy and adapting the play to his needs, you can both enjoy quality time together.

Hope this guide has given you a good overview of how to best play with your puppy. If you have more questions or concerns, don't hesitate to leave a comment or contact us!

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