Understanding Dog Mental Stimulation

January 18, 2021
By Jason Trainer

You must challenge your dog not only physically but mentally as well.

Only exercising your dog physically will create more problems.

You are essentially building an athlete that needs more and more exercise to become tired.

You need to exercise your dog's body AND mind. Training your dog's mind is what really allows them to relax and stay level headed.

A great game to teach your dog to target both it’s mind and body is tug! You can also incorporate obedience and use it to create engagement in different environments..

Examples of how to target your dog's mind are through thresholds, impulse control exercises, structured walks, obedience and play.

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