Even your small dog has the nose of a treasure hunter. Keep him engaged and exercising by playing games with him whenever you can. Playing games with your small dog builds the bond between you two as well as keeps your little pup motivated to work and play for rewards. Playing brain games with your small dog will also keep him thinking. Playing a 'find the treat' game is fun and enticing with the reward being the search as well as the treat your small dog will find. Playing the 'find the treat' with your small dog is a great way to start the day and a great way to get any energy out before bedtime. You can play together in small areas and increase the search area once your little guy gets the game, understands the rules, and can’t wait for the win.
'Find the treat' is a treasure search game to play with your small dog. This game will stimulate his brain and well as his muscles. Keeping your small dog well exercised is important to maintain a healthy weight and keep your little guy guessing. Your small dog has the same incredible sense of smell that large dogs have. Have him use that big nose to search in a fun game to find the treat. You can play 'find the treat' with older dogs or with puppies. The trick to mastering this fun game will be keeping your dog enticed with an incredible reward at the end and offering something worth searching for.
Training your little guy to play 'find the treat' will require some high-value treats worth searching for. You may want to have your small dog on a leash and harness and consider scheduling some distraction-free time to play this game with your dog. Remember: this is supposed to be fun for you both so if it becomes a chore or not rewarding, put an end to it and do something else for a bit.