If you have a dog who loves to learn, then you know that this can be a blessing and a curse. While it is so great that your pup loves to learn new things, it can be difficult to come up with new games and activities to keep them happy. Never fear! We have some perfect games for dogs who like learning. Tell your pup to get ready to learn a few new tricks and games!
There is nothing more perfect than an agility course for a dog who loves to learn. With numerous tricks and ever changing hurdles, your dog will never get bored of running through a new obstacle course. While there are professional dog courses which you can create and purchase pieces for, you can also simply set up a course for your dog with things around the house. You can also take your pup's love of running through an agility course to the next level and enter them in professional competitions. You dog will never be bored again and will be learning constantly with this activity.
If you ever played this classic childhood game, then you are already probably thinking how fun it would be to play with your dog who loves to learn. While you can use the terms 'red light' and 'green light' as the commands, you can also play the game with the commands 'come' and 'stay' which have the same effect. However, since your pup loves to learn, you should probably teach them the traditional phrases to stay true to the game! This is a game that you can play anytime and anywhere - the best kind of activity for you and your dog.
It is clear that a dog who loves to learn should be taught lots of tricks. However, don't let yourself fall behind or think that you have already taught your dog all the tricks they need to know. While your pup may know sit, stay, and come, the standards aren’t enough for a dog who loves to learn! Not all tricks need to serve a purpose either (for example, having your dog actually come when you call them is an important skill for their livelihood, not just for show), think of things that are just fun! Your little learner will simply enjoy the act of discovering a new skill.
Teach your dog the names of your friends and family. When you say "Ben", have your friend Ben give your dog a treat. Say "Dad" and have your dad give your pup a treat. Repeat frequently until your dog knows everyone by name!
There is an endless number of puzzle toys for dogs on the market and your dog who loves to learn will never get bored. Grab one or two for your pup and teach them how to unlock the treats within the puzzle!
Dogs who love to learn are like sponges ready to soak up information. Don't let this skill pass you by! Help your dog satisfy this need to learn by teaching them new tricks, games and giving them lots of problems to solve. With your guidance, a dog who enjoys learning will be a happy and very smart pup - definitely the smartest dog on the block! Hopefully you can keep up with your dog's new skills!