Dog nose work is a game that virtually every dog will love. It enables them to utilize a basic instinct as well as stimulates them mentally as they search to locate the box in which you have hidden the treat. Working dog or not, they will benefit from the exercise (mental and physical) that comes from this activity and you can start with familiar scents and progress along to more unusual ones. Most canines don't care how complicated the search, it's the search itself that matters. Enjoy this nose work activity inside or out, rain or shine.
Do you have a furry family member who loves to dig and play in the dirt? There are many breeds of dog who fall into this category and the many pet parents who own them struggle to maintain flower beds, vegetable gardens, shrubs and other landscaped areas. Despite their best efforts, these pet parents are quite frustrated in their inability to control their beloved family pet. If you are one of these frustrated pet owners, we may have a solution to your dilemma. Why not give your digging doggie their special place to dig? A digging box that is devoted solely to that purpose can resolve this issue and keep you from continuing to pull your hair out.
Round Robin Recall is an activity which involves the whole family. To play, give each family member a treat or two, arrange them in a circle, facing the center with your pup in the center. Have each person call your pet with a simple "come" command, and when the dog responds, the dog gets a treat. All of the other players should remain passive and uninteresting, hiding the treats behind their backs and not looking at the dog so as not to confuse the pup. Each player takes a turn, praising the canine as they give the treat.
Socialization is a vital part of your pup's early training if you wish to build trust when around other people, children other dogs, and the family cat. This activity option has a cost which will vary based upon location and facilities.
Hunt for dinner is an activity which allows your canine to sniff out the yummy snacks or kibbles which you have hidden in a variety of places. The hunt for dinner game can be played inside or out and is one of which your furry family member will never tire.
Puzzle toys are toys which have hidden spaces in them into which you place treats or food items. The dog then must manipulate the puzzle parts to retrieve the hidden objects. The puzzle gives the pup the opportunity to utilize their problem-solving skills.