I once read a cartoon that said that the curse of any dog is to live with a dull owner. I cannot help but agree. The concept of a single dog in a household, who is walked in the same place every day and never played with, is a little doleful. Both the dog and owner in this eventuality would be missing out on an entire dimension of the human and canine relationship.
As a long term dog lover I'm able to confirm that there's nothing better than a little canine chaos. The act of chasing an excited dog round the home or garden whilst singing loudly is amazing stress relief. Repeatedly throwing a ball and racing your dog to retrieve it will release endorphins that make you feel fresh and healthy. Picking your terrier up and swinging him in a circle simply because you like him will make you smile (be aware though not all terriers will appreciate it).
The voice has great potential when you play with your dog. Trainers that use positive dog training have an intensive range of voice tones which surpass everyday wants. Utilising the voice to its full potential will make sure a very cheerful excited dog that learns fast. It is almost part of the training manual to be in a position to call in a high pitched voice. There's certainly no room for self-consciousness in positive dog training.
Toys are good for dog play. There are so many sundry toys available that you are sure to find one that your dog loves. Pet stores sell everything from canine jigsaw puzzles that require cognitive thought process to plastic honking pigs that encourage parading and showing off the “capture”.
Dogs prefer different toys so some research will help, the most important thing to your dog is that you share the game.
This article has been written to help you build a great and fun relationship with your dog. Play, positive dog training, trust and reward will all help with this. Learning to interact and build a great communicative bond together will help you to play with your dog. For more information on this and many other dog topics come visit The Dog Trick Academy.