Puppy games are fun ways to tire out your newly adopted fur baby while building the skills they’ll need to become socialized, obedient, friendly adult dogs in the future. Here are six puppy games that will help your new pup learn how to play.
Providing enrichment — that is, mental stimulation — for your dog is just as important as physical fitness. Find out how to keep Fido’s brain in prime condition.
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.
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.
How do I know if my dog is bored?
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…
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 […]
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 need human food, […]
The NoseWill follow his nose anywhereMay come from a breed that was used to track scents, such as beagles or other houndsTop 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 National Association for Search […]
I want to leave something for my dog to do while I’m at work — what do you recommend?
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The Smart CookieTrains you, rather than the other way aroundGets bored easily and expresses his ennui in destructive ways, such as chewingMay come from a breed that was used to perform a job, such as herding livestockTop activities:Agility games exercise his brain as well as body.Obedience training, whether it’s in your living room or at […]
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