mental exercise

  • 5 Mentally Stimulating Exercises For Your Dog At Meal Time

    5 Mentally Stimulating Exercises For Your Dog At Meal Time

    A bored dog can become destructive or lethargic. Luckily, there are plenty of fun ways to keep your dog's brain sharp and active at meal time.

  • Keep Your Dog Mentally And Physically Fit

    Keep Your Dog Mentally And Physically Fit

    In order to be well-adjusted pets, dogs need both mental and physical stimulation on a daily basis. The desire to "keep busy" is deeply ingrained in the majority of dogs.

  • Separation Anxiety In Dogs

    Separation Anxiety In Dogs

    Does your pup go into panic mode whenever you leave the house? Lots of people traveling this time of year... what can you do? We'll tell you...

  • Dog games

    Dog games

    Does your dog like to dig? Is he a couch potato? Or will he chase anything that moves? Chances are we've got the perfect game for him in our guide that's loaded with suggestions.

  • Importance of physical exercise for your dog

    Importance of physical exercise for your dog

    The plusses of physical exercise are obvious (maintaining a healthy weight, for instance), but the less tangible rewards can be just as gratifying. You’ll find that some of your most memorable moments with your dog happen when you’re tossing her the ball at the park or hiking that trail in the mountains. Staying active together […]

  • Mental stimulation for your dog

    Mental stimulation for your dog

    Mental stimulation is important to the development and happiness of any pup, but it’s absolutely essential for dogs who are left alone for long stretches (such as when you’re at work). Suggestions to keep her on her mental toes: Kongs. There are many interactive toys on the market, but Kongs are one of the classics. […]

  • Entertainment tips for dogs

    Entertainment tips for dogs

    Question: My dog seems to enjoy having "tasks" to complete — is there a way to keep smart dogs entertained? Answer: Dogs don’t need to be “entertained” generally. They do need stimulation and activity, as do almost all living things. They don’t necessarily need play groups, expensive toys, or gourmet bakery treats. Nor do they […]

  • Games for scent hounds

    Games for scent hounds

    The Nose Will follow his nose anywhere May come from a breed that was used to track scents, such as beagles or other hounds Top activities: Training your hound to be a search and rescue dog is a huge commitment, but very rewarding if you’ve got the time and passion for it. Check out the […]

  • Games for dogs home alone

    Games for dogs home alone

    I want to leave something for my dog to do while I'm at work — what do you recommend?

  • Is my dog bored?

    Is my dog bored?

    How do I know if my dog is bored?

  • What’s worrying the modern dog?

    What’s worrying the modern dog?

    How to treat anxiety in today's dogs

  • Games for smart cookies

    Games for smart cookies

    The Smart Cookie Trains you, rather than the other way around Gets bored easily and expresses his ennui in destructive ways, such as chewing May come from a breed that was used to perform a job, such as herding livestock Top activities: Agility games exercise his brain as well as body. Obedience training, whether it’s […]

  • Destructive dog chewing & digging

    Destructive dog chewing & digging

    Cures for your dog or puppy's bad habits