Tug of war is an activity in which most dogs willingly engage. It requires a tug toy (or an old sock with knots at each end tied in it), a dog and you pulling on one end. Entice your pup to play by waving the toy or sock in front of them, encouraging them to grab one of the knotted ends. While your pet is holding one end, you keep the other, tugging gently toward you. Your frisky friend will catch on quickly, tugging in the opposite direction. Be sure to allow rest periods to avoid overtiring or overheating.
The cup game is a simple one that requires a few sturdy, relatively untippable cups, doggie snacks and a flat surface on which to play. With your dog sequestered out of the play area, turn the cups upside down and arrange them as desired. Place a snack beneath one or more of the cups. Call your dog to your side and encourage them to find the cup hiding the treat. Their reward is immediate!
Your Brusselranian is a wonderfully lovable, energetic and intelligent addition to your family. Managing their energy and intelligence levels is vital to keeping your pup, as well as the entire family, healthy and happy. Challenges to their mental and physical wellbeing can be easily played, are inexpensive for your family budget and don’t rely on space or weather for accomplishment. And, the best part - your busy buddy will love you even more for the time spent with them!