Observing Play

The voyage of discovery is not
in seeing new landscapes but
in having new eyes.

(Proust)

We are often seeking new information to enable our learning to take a step forward. Discoveries of the hidden aspects of behaviour: neurosciences, neurobiology, biopsychology etc, are opening our eyes to greater understanding.

What has been in front of us all the time is what one dog can see and read in another dog. We can learn this as well. This comes from observation and learning the patterns of actions. We begin to see specific behaviours as part of a conversation, and if their subtle meanings are not responded to, then a more obvious posture or behaviour may follow.

During play this conversation never stops. The pups and then adults are watching our every move, learning our patterns and then manipulating us for their enjoyment. We are usually four steps behind. Extensive video watching, with the addition of slow motion, can help us recognise the signals and fully participate in the conversation.

H4 It is not about teaching impressive behaviours
but about impressive teaching of behaviours.

H4 Chris Bond

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I divide learning into two distinct categories:

~ Active learning H5

where the learner takes active choice of what to do, how to respond, is attentive and making conscious effort

Main Topic Heading H2

I divide learning into two distinct categories:

~ Active learning H5

where the learner takes active choice of what to do, how to respond, is attentive and making conscious effort

Main Topic Heading H2

I divide learning into two distinct categories:

~ Active learning H5

where the learner takes active choice of what to do, how to respond, is attentive and making conscious effort

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A critical aspect of a dog living in a house with people is that they can learn to urinate outside the house. This

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THREE week old pups with separate area for sleeping and play, and toileting.

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