babyreba wrote:yeah, that i've read before, and i get it. but that's not what katie wrote. maybe that's what she meant, but the impression i got from her posting was that her dogs don't get to play with one another or get toys or bones, regardless of whether they worked for it or not.
if that's the case i'm wondering whether there is a benefit to doing that--i've always figured that playing and chewing were important things for a dog to do, so i'm curious how not playing or chewing at all impacts the dog's training.
this is the part she wrote that leads me to ask the question:They no longer play together, they no longer play with toys. I don't even let my puppy have bones anymore. If they are doing something it is for a reason
babyreba wrote:i think leslie already answered the question for me. sounds like it's a method of training that people use to motivate their dogs?
i'm not attacking the way you do things, i wanted to know what impact it has on the dog's training is all.
it sounded like your dogs don't ever play or chew, and i wanted to know what the reasoning was behind that method. and the reason i wanted to know is that i've always been under the impression that it was important for a dog to work off stress through chewing and/or playing and such.
so do they work off stress, etc., through their work and training?
does that take the place of play and the reward of a bone or a toy or play session?
again, i'm asking for real because i don't know how this works and i'd like to know, not because i find what you're doing with your dogs improper. i'm just curious how it works.
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