The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs Setting & Symbolism

Patricia McConnell
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Doggie Play Bow

The doggie play bow is a position assumed by a human. It involves being bent over slightly with the knees bent. This body position is read by many dogs as "my owner wants to play." Fun and play can be initiated with the doggie play bow, including frisbee, fetch, tag, and other activities.

Body Block

The body block is one of the tools an owner can use to control a dog's behavior. Arms and hand should not be used; instead, use of the torso, use of the shoulders, and physically stepping into spaces are the best kind of body blocks. This can discourage such behaviors as a dog putting his paws up on a person, or leaping into their lap, or stopping a dog from running. An owner literally places their body in such a way as to inhibit and discourage the movement of the...

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