Subjective Aim refers to the dog’s desired outcome or goal in any given scenario within the Play+ training methodology. It is the dog’s intention behind their actions, which is formed based on their current needs, wants, and perceptions. The Subjective Aim may align with or diverge from the handler’s objectives, depending on the situation and the dog’s understanding. Harmonizing the handler’s and dog’s aims can foster a more productive and enjoyable training environment, encouraging mutual understanding, cooperation, and learning. The Subjective Aim directly impacts the dog’s engagement level and overall behavior, and it can be influenced by various factors, including the dog’s internal emotional state or ‘Subjective Tone’.