Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Not only are these great ideas, you've also built my knowledge and confidence around play
I've ordered a flirt pole, played a peek-a-boo style hide and seek and taught Julie "drop" while we played with her favorite tug toy. I understand the point about hand play and feel, with this guidance, as if I can work it out. The article was fascinating - especially the idea that “the results of well-signalled dog-human games remain context specific and the dog-human relationship is unaltered." How liberating! I no longer feel like I'm going to somehow ruin everything with my puppy by playing the "wrong" way.