interactive & independent games & puzzles for dogs

Karen, I like your thorough explanation of the box game. It's a tough one for traditionally- or lure-trained dogs to get into, and your explanation covers those difficulties well.

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A great way to play with your dog is to start a chase. In this game, you act as a canine play partner. To start the game, bend forward and hop backwards before running off in another direction. Let your dog chase you before finally catching up, then give him lots of praise and affection to encourage him.

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All around a fun game for both the dog and pet parent! Create a great bonding time! :) Playing tug with your dog can provide a wonderful outlet for her natural canine urges to grab and pull on things with her mouth. You can also use this game to exercise your dog and teach her important lessons, such as how to listen to you when she’s excited. For tips on how to play and important rules to follow, please see our article, .

Games offer mental and physical exercise for dogs

It’s happened to all of us. You have a day full of planned outdoor activities with your dog whether it’s a hike, trip to the dog park or game of fetch. Yet, as soon as you peek out of the blinds, you see stormy skies, heavy rainfall or even snow, and your plans are ruined! When the weather puts a damper on your plans, it’s definitely a disappointment for you and even more so for your dog. When a dog is left inside all day, he often becomes restless and unhappy, especially if he has a lot of excess energy.

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Playing games with your dog is really good for your relationship. Remember that while dogs are not humans in fur suits they social creatures and playing is an important element in developing social relationships. Playing games is a fundamental way of "modeling" real life. You can teach a dog to obey by playing games that make following your instructions fun. Don't believe me? Think about kids and how much they enjoy "Follow the leader" and "Simon Says" Think about all the games kids play that involve following (or failing to follow) directions. Kids learn from this and so do dogs. And handled properly the learning is a very positive experience.App for Dog is the first dog activity app designed especially for dogs to use with three canine-approved activities- a painting game, Yes/No buttons and a classic dog training clicker."Go Find" is a more advanced version of the "Find the Treat" game. My very active dog needed to learn some self control and focus. This game helped him in a fun way. I started with an ordinary game of fetch . As a separate exercise I introduced "stay". Then I put them together. Instead of throwing the ball I would tell him "stay" and I'd drop the ball. If he stayed I told him "Yes" (my " word") and tossed or kicked the ball to make it move and let him get the ball. If he grabbed the ball without permission I would just turn my back for a few seconds and ignore him. Soon he was waiting for the "yes" then diving for the ball. I started tossing the ball a little bit further each time. The toss was gentle and intended to be not exciting ... at least at first. While wild dogs have to track and capture food every day, our dogs know they will find a meal in the same spot every day. But what if, when you called her for dinner one day, her bowl was in a different spot? The answer is simple: she would instantly begin looking for it. Try first placing it in the room next door; she will begin sniffing excitedly and find the scent-rich bowl in seconds. The next day, hide the bowl somewhere across your home and call her for dinner. It will take her a bit longer, but she will find it and wolf it down. Once you’ve established this game, move her bowl once or twice per week and make her hunt it down.