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Denise Fenzi
24 Oct

Lyra - Week 3, Day 1

Posted by dfenzi in Lyra

I outsourced today's lesson.  You'll understand after you see it.

Here's a video showing extremely good play skills.  Four specific techniques are demonstrated; running away without holding the end of the toy (chase), "tagging" the dog and running off, running with the dog while holding the end of a toy, and playing tug after falling to the ground.  All excellent games to play with a puppy.  The purpose of the toy in Lyra's mouth is to keep her from chomping legs and clothing.  Ideally, she'll outgrow the need for a toy in her mouth and she'll be able to run and play without it, but for now, she's learning how much fun it is to run and play with humans.


I do want to say though that I found this video extremely helpful and easily applicable to my puppy (Lyra’s brother for those who don’t know). I loved the variations of play you talked about, and certain aspects did encourage Ikon to run with the toy versus drop it and attack legs. We are working on running together with the toy, then I let go and change direction. He is loving that! Thanks for all the videos and help!

Posted by Kellie Ford on October 29, 2011

That is too cute.

Posted by Joanna on October 25, 2011

What’s the hourly rate on the boys? So much fun for the pup :)

Posted by Sharon Hall on October 26, 2011

Loved it! Priceless way to make sure they all crash and sleep well…..genius!

Posted by Kellie Ford on October 29, 2011

Oh what fun Lyra was having!!! And the boys as well:o) You seem to have wonderul patience as a great mother:o)

Posted by Amy Walker on October 25, 2011

what a great way to wear out a puppy! maybe you should rent them out ;)

Posted by beth on October 25, 2011

Oh how I envy those young legs. Running on my two artificial knees can’t start to be that exciting for a pup. I have to rely on deception so she comes to believe I am exciting.

Posted by Deb Norman on October 25, 2011


Posted by Kathy McClain on October 24, 2011

No kidding!!!!!!!! What an FANTASTIC idea, tiring out kids AND puppy!! You rock! :) :)

Posted by gretchencaldwell on October 24, 2011

Tired puppy and kids – priceless :-)

Posted by Deirdre O'S on October 24, 2011

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