Reactivity is when a dog over reacts to things in their environment. These reactions can include: barking, lunging, and growling. However, these reactions do not make a dog “aggressive.” Reactivity is not uncommon in dogs. It may stem from the dog’s genetic make-up or could be from a lack of social experience or a particularly scary experience. Having a reactive dog can be difficult to handle. It makes it hard to go out on walks, to the park, or being … Read More
Did you recently get a new puppy, but have no clue where to start on introducing it into its new life? This guide is a master list of all of our puppy training resources – from old blog posts, to training programs we offer. We want to help you raise your puppy to be the dog you’ve always dreamed of. Where to Start? Bringing a new puppy home and introducing them into your life is not always easy. Puppies require … Read More
Roll it The aim of the Canine Enrichment game “Roll It” is to teach your dog a new skill or strategy to solve puzzles. Many dogs will just try to destroy any canine enrichment puzzle versus trying to figure out the solution to the game. Teaching a dog a skill like “roll it” will make them more thoughtful in their problem solving strategies.
Busy Enrichment Box The Aim of the Game “Busy Box” is to make a homemade game box to keep your dog busy. The busy box is an excellent Canine Enrichment game for rainy or hot days when the dogs are cooped up inside. You can save up your toilet or paper towel rolls and cardboard boxes ahead of time so you are ready to design your busy box.
Push It: Level 2 The Aim of the Game “Push It: Level 2” is to require a little more confidence and effort to get to their treat. This Canine Enrichment game can lead us down the road of more interesting tricks. At the genius level, you can find balls that fit more snug into the container you are using.
Watch and Go The Aim of the Game “Watch and Go” is to get your dog some exercise, and throw in just a little bit of training. This Canine Enrichment game is very easy to play but it may take you a few tries to get into a rhythm with the dog. You want to balance the fun of chasing the food with learning to give you eye contact. The best part of this game is it will teach your … Read More
Go Through It The Aim of the Game “Go Through It” is to boost your dog’s confidence and get a little exercise. This Canine Enrichment game does take a little training but it is time well spent with your dog. You can use food to get this game going, and then switch to a toy if you are watching calories. At the genius level, you can turn this game into an obstacle course and get more exercise.
Catch It The Aim of the Game “Catch It” is another attention capturing game. This Canine Enrichment game is so easy to play that even kids love it. This game can help build desire for food in dogs that need some drive building. Regular food may be a little boring, but if you put it in motion and make it a game it can suddenly become very exciting. It helps that the human playing the game is very excited and … Read More
Which Hand The Aim of the Game “Which Hand?” is to develop a game that can keep your dog’s attention on you. This Canine Enrichment game can help keep a puppy busy while waiting for the veterinarian or keeping their attention while sitting at a bench at the park. This game can be particularly useful in any situation that is going to distracting or scary for your dog. It can keep your dog focused and lets them have fun while … Read More