Happy Thanksgiving to you... we got rain instead of snow... do you think a canoe would be a good buy?
Keeping a dog mentally stimulated is important. If we don’t pay enough attention to our dogs’ minds, they often become bored or start misbehaving, and their mental health can quickly deteriorate. To avoid these problems, here are 5 quick tips to challenge your dog’s brainpower and turn him into a genius!1) Go off the Beaten PathYes, literally, walk your dog on new routes every once in a while. If you take your dog on walks using the same path each and every day, he’s missing opportunities to come across anything new. But don’t limit this philosophy to walks; expand it to all areas of your dog’s life. Teach your dog a new skill, let him sniff new places, or try taking part in a doggy sport. Keep your dog’s environment full of new and exciting things, and offer him plenty of opportunities to use his brain.2) Hide Your Dog’s ToysDogs can be quite determined when it comes to getting the things they want, so why not use this to put their brains to work? If your dog wants a toy, try placing it under a laundry basket or hiding it under a blanket (making sure he sees you put it there). Then, sit back and watch him use his problem-solving skills to try and get it. When he solves the puzzle, praise him just as he reaches for the toy.If your dog struggles or gets frustrated, make the exercise easier at first, and then gradually make it harder and harder over time.3) Increase Your Dog’s VocabularyDogs are always ready to learn new words, so why not take the time to expand your dog’s vocabulary? For example, you could start saying “let’s go potty” just before opening the door to let your dog out. After doing this often enough, your dog should come running over to be let out whenever you say “let’s go potty.” Dogs are pretty fast to learn to associate a particular action with a word, and are quick to anticipate what will happen next, so you will usually see results very quickly.4) Never Stop TrainingDon’t stop training your dog when he reaches his golden years. “If you don’t use it, you lose it” especially applies to senior dogs. Yes, old dogs can learn new tricks, the only thing is, they may take just a little bit longer to learn them, but be patient and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. So don’t let that brain go to rust, a dog’s brain never loses its ability to learn new things so long as you give it the chance.5) Brain Training for DogsThe brain is like a muscle – if you don’t challenge it, it won’t grow! That’s why the best way to make your dog smarter is by teaching him special “brain games” and “brain exercises.” Brain games are fun little games you can play with your dog to teach him new skills and increase his intelligence. Here’s a great “Brain Training for Dogs” course containing 21 awesome brain games, including treasure hunts, hide and seek, playing the piano, and much more, that will take you step-by-step as you turn your dog into a well-behaved and obedient genius! Be sure to check it out here:>>> Get Brain Training for Dogs today
Hari OMFair enough! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving.
That wicked wind has hit us today. It makes the whole house shake! Hope you get some yummy TG dinner tomorrow!
The weather peeps are promising us snow on Monday. We shall see. Happy Thanksgiving to you girls and your peeps!
What a heart-warming bond those two have formed. Thankful for Hilda and Mabel.
I love how you snuggle together. So cute.
We are getting wind but just rain. Stay warm girls and Happy Thanksgiving.
We might get a little snow in the morning but it is going to end as rain - bye bye to whatever snow falls. Oh well, more winter to come. You two look so cute snuggling together.Happy Thanksgiving from all of us.Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber
Oh my goodness! Stay warm. Happy Thanksgiving y'all!
What crazy weather everywhere. Good day to be snuggly huggy puggies.Happy ThanksgivingHugs Cecilia
We're doing lots of the same here since a foot of snow fell Tuesday. Stay warm. Happy Thanksgiving!
Looks like you've found the perfect way to live through those cold, snowy days!
Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friends
I hope you all had a fun Thanksgiving, and if you've gotten clobbered by old Man Winter, that you've gotten to have some fun outside too!