Your dog needs time to play with you every day. The playtime may happen while you're exercising, or it can be later, in the house. The key ingredient to play is laughter, and that's what makes it so special. When you play with your dog and laugh with her (with her, not at her!) you feel better, and the relationship with your dog—the bond you have with her—is

Play can be exercise, too, but the most important part of play is your participation. Kealy, a Pomeranian, owned by Cayla Horn.

strengthened. This is especially important when your dog has some behavior problems and you feel that she's always in trouble.

Play doesn't have to be structured. Give your dog a tummy rub and scratch her. Laugh while she wiggles around and kicks a back leg. Play hide-and-seek, hiding her favorite ball, and then encourage her to find it. Do some trick training and laugh as you help her succeed. You and your dog can make up your own games; after all, it doesn't matter what you do as long as you both are having fun.

Pit Bulls as Pets

Pit Bulls as Pets

Are You Under The Negative Influence Of Hyped Media Stereotypes When It Comes To Your Knowledge Of Pit Bulls? What is the image that immediately comes into your mind when you think of the words Pit Bull? I can almost guarantee that they would be somewhere close to fierce, ferouscious, vicious, killer, unstoppable, uncontrollable, or locking jawed man-eaters.

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