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. It involves the handler attentively observing the dog’s responses, body language, and overall demeanor to gather information about the dog’s state of mind, understanding, and readiness for the next cue or action. The handler “reads” the dog’s cues and adjusts their subsequent actions accordingly, allowing for a more fluid and effective communication between the dog and handler. At the same time, the dog physically and mentally releases from the completed behavior or action, transitioning to a state of opportunity and readiness for the next engagement. This release signifies the dog’s satisfaction of the expectancy and opens the door for new possibilities and interactions within the Play+ framework.