I have a friend, Michelle, who breeds Swedish Vallhunds. These are the easiest going dogs I know. They are always happy, never take offense, and seem to bring out the best in other dogs. I called Michelle and asked to set up a play date. We got there and put Ander in the yard. Then she released her top male. Then a male and female (a couple of woofs there). Then two females (a couple of more woofs). Then her 9mo spitfire, Laila. Laila ran out and took charge. “You will play. Now!” She would get Ander playing, then he would come take a break on my feet. Then off to play; then to me for a break. After about 10 minutes, he didn’t need me anymore – he was off and playing and having a blast.