Post-training play may extend a dog’s memory of previously learned behaviors by up to a year.
For decades, pet-dog trainers have emphasized the importance of exercising pups through play before attending training courses. Although this practice hasn’t failed us, new research suggests that we may have had it backward. Behavioral problems await the owners of overly bonded dogs as we anticipate the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, so a new take on improving the effectiveness of training techniques couldn’t be more timely.
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