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Terms and Words of Play+

Explore the nuanced language of Play+ dog training. These terms enrich our understanding and enhance communication between handlers and dogs, contributing to more efficient and harmonious training sessions. Dive in and expand your canine training vocabulary.

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Disc Dog & Dog Training Glossary

Explore the nuanced language of Play+ dog training. These terms enrich our understanding and enhance communication between handlers and dogs, contributing to more efficient and harmonious training sessions. Dive in and expand your canine training vocabulary.

Eternal Objects,In Play+, this term refers to Actualized Skills or behaviors that have been previously learned and actualized by the dog.
The Now Next Cycle of Play:. A rhythmic sequence of engagement and reflection, optimizing teamwork and performance in the dynamic world of dog training.
In the Play+ philosophy, "Prep" or Prepare is the 2nd stage of "Next" in a Cycle of Play. It's the moment where the handler readies themselves to become an opportunity for the dog. This preparation stage serves as a critical bridge between the dog's current action and the next cue, ensuring a seamless transition
In Play+, "Prehension" is a concept borrowed from the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. It refers to the process by which the dog perceives and interprets the cues and the actual world around it, including emotions and feelings from previous experiences. This perception and interpretation inform the dog's actions and reactions within the training
Subjective Tone, in the context of the Play+ training methodology, represents the dog's internal emotional and mental state in response to a prehended cue or situation. It is the 'feel' of the moment as perceived and experienced by the dog, which can range from excitement and anticipation to fear or confusion.
In neuroscience, the SEEKING system is one of the primary emotional systems identified by the affective neuroscience theory. It is a fundamental component of the brain’s reward circuitry, and it's responsible for motivating exploratory behavior, curiosity, and anticipation in response to stimuli.
Actualized Skills in Play+ refer to the manifest abilities of the dog, developed through training and practice, and utilized effectively within the play interaction. They represent the culmination of a learning process where understanding (mental) and execution (physical) come together.
The Now Phase is an integral part of the Play Cycle in the Play+ training philosophy. It embodies the current, immediate interaction between the handler and the dog, anchoring them in the present moment of the training process. The Now Phase consists of three essential components:
In Play+, "Read Release" refers to the handler's observation and interpretation of the dog's behavior following the completion of an action or behavior.
the Mental Pole refers to the cognitive and perceptual elements of the play interaction. It encompasses the dog's understanding and anticipation of cues, their decision-making process, problem-solving skills, and attention focus.
The Physical Pole is a concept drawn from Alfred North Whitehead's philosophy and adapted in the Play+ training philosophy. It represents the moment of actual engagement where the behavior begins, initiated by a cue. The cue is prehended, or grasped, by the dog, marking the starting point of the actual occasion or the specific
In the context of the Play+ philosophy, the PLAY system refers to one of the primary emotional systems identified by Jaak Panksepp in Affective Neuroscience. This system is responsible for the spontaneous, joyous interactions seen in animals, including humans, and is most evident in youthful activities and games. It's characterized by bursts of energetic