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For our readers interested in further readings and supporting research, you can find the relevant articles and studies below.

Recently, Byosiere et al. [24] … Instead they reported that the most common behavior for both the bower and the partner before the play bow was a stationary position, and that after the bow dogs most commonly showed active behaviors such as mutual rear-ups and complimentary runaway/chase sequences. Therefore, the authors concluded that one important function of the play bow is to re-initiate play after a pause [24].

Byosiere, Sarah-Elizabeth et al. “Investigating the Function of Play Bows in Dog and Wolf Puppies (Canis lupus familiaris, Canis lupus occidentalis).” PloS one vol. 11,12 e0168570. 29 Dec. 2016, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168570

The impacts of unstructured nature play on health in early childhood development: A systematic review the Study Here


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