In terms of finding new activities for their dogs, most pet owners immediately look for tasks and trials that mostly only workout the body. But many dog owners can forget that it's just as important for them to train their dog's brains as well their bodies; many dogs will become bored of a repetitious routine of completing the same activities, day in and day out, just like how a human would. This boredom can, in turn, lead to your dog becoming restless, anxious, or even stressed out. To help you and your dog avoid all of that, we've put together a list of activities that'll tease your pet's brain and put their problem solving skills to the test.
Activities that train your dog have a great deal of benefits and very few downsides to them; they'll keep your dog focused and entertained throughout large portions of the day, will sharpen your pet's mind until their wits have become razor sharp, are relatively cheap and easy to get a hold of, and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor environments. As wonderful as these activities are, they aren't meant to entirely replace the physical actives that you and your dog engage in on a regular basis. Rather activities that train your dog's brain should be seen as a tool for improving one very specific aspect to their overall health.