5 Games For Your Dog


Hide & Go Seek

How to play:

  • Hide somewhere in your home and excitedly call out your dogs name. Once your dog has found you, you can either proide your dog with a treat or more excitement

Purpose of this game:

  • Hide & go seek can help to strengthen your dogs recall. This game can build excitement for your dog when their name is called.

Find the Treat

How to play:

  • Version 1
  • If you happen to own a Kong toy or any form of treat dipensing toys simply fill them with your dogs favourite treats and leave your dog to try to get the treats on their own
  • To make this more difficult or to save you time filling the toy with treats you can freeze the kong
  • Version 2
  • Find a muffin tin and fill each hole with treats, once each hole contains a treat place a tennis ball over the treat.
  • To make this game more difficult you could only fill one hole with treats and leave the rest empty
  • Version 3
  • This game can be played by either using both your hands or two cups. Place a treat inside one and leave the other empty. Next wait until your dog is able to figure out where the treat is. When they find the treat give them their reward.
  • To make this game more difficult you can play with multiple cups instead of only using two.

Purpose of these games:

  • Games where a treat is hidden from the dogs direct sight causes the dog to use other senses like their smell and hearing. These forms of games can also keep your dog busy and entertained.

Fetch

How to play:

  • Playing fetch with your dog is a great way for your dog to get exercise. A way to build on to the basic game of fetch is to ask your dog for a trick such as a sit or down each time before they are able to have the ball thrown for them.

Purpose of this game:

  • Fetch allows your dog to get exercise but by asking your dog for commands while they are playing fetch can help to improve these commands.
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