mental exercise

6 Puppy Games To Play With Your New Puppy

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.

by Mike Clark
February 19th

Mental Stimulation For Your Dog

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.

by DogTime
October 8th, 2018

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.

by DogTime
August 8th, 2018

Is My Dog Bored?

How do I know if my dog is bored?

by Corinne Dowling
June 29th, 2018

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…

by DogTime
November 30th, 2015

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 […]

by DogTime
May 10th, 2012

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 need human food, […]

by Jon Katz
March 31st, 2011

Games for scent hounds

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 […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

Games for dogs home alone

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

by corinne
March 31st, 2011

Games for smart cookies

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 […]

by DogTime
July 1st, 2009
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