Aimee Sadler, a veteran animal trainer specializing in behavioral problems, travels the country teaching shelters how to implement play groups for dogs. They’re a natural way for dogs to blow off steam, and the group interactions allow them to teach each other how to behave. It’s all about giving the dogs (who are pack animals, after all) physical and mental stimulation so that they ultimately become bettersocialized and more adoptable.
ANIMAL SHELTERING: Vol. 2011
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Available at: https://animalstudiesrepository.org/animshel/vol2011/iss6/8