"Even playtime needs leadership! I'm teaching Luna that I also own everything in my yard, not just inside the house. Proper manners mean no grabbing and sitting politely until I throw my stick. She doesn't always want to give it back, so I'm working with her to change that. Sometimes I pretend I don't want that stick anymore and grab a different one. That puts me in control of the game. Sometimes I walk up to her and reclaim the stick by putting my foot on it. Luna needs to back away respectfully instead of trying to get it. Then I ask for a SIT before throwing it. These are little opportunities to speak dog and incorporate leadership into our day."