5 fun games to make your dog active and smarter
Looking for a fun way to entertain your dog and make him smarter? Games and training are a great way to achieve this! Here are our 5 favorites to mentally and physically challenge your furry friend. Our Cheese-Bitz, Goat Milk Healthy Hearts and Healthy Boost Probiotic Bone treats are the perfect snacks to help you.
1) Treasure hunt
Let's start with the famous nose work game called "Treasure hunt". It's a fun way to develop their natural sniffing and scavenging abilities.
How to play treasure hunt:
1 - Grab some treats and have your dog sit in a stay position
2 - While your dog is in the stay position put a few treats on the ground around them
3 - Give your dog a release command and tell them to “find the treats”
4 - Encourage them as they start picking up the treats
5 - Practice a few times until your dog understands what “find the treats” means
6 - Start placing the treats further away and repeat steps 3 & 4
If your dog is not used to sniffing things out it’ll take a little practice. That’s why gradually increasing the difficulty of where you hide the treats is important.
2) Tug of War
This one is a great physical exercise and engaging exercise and it's also good way for dogs to practice their manners.
3) Treat Balls
4) The Shell Game
How to play the Shell Game:
Grab 3 cups and our treats:
- Have your dog watch as you place a treat under one of the three cups
- Shuffle the cups around
- Encourage your dog to find the cup with the treat underneath