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Looking for fun enrichment ideas for your dog?

Here’s a little secret most dog trainers don’t know:

The majority of common dog training issues can be prevented and more manageable thanks to mental enrichment. Brain exercises are not only great for bonding with your dog, but also highly recommended to help improve your dog's thinking and decision-making skills.

Practice the following with your supervision so that you can be part of the fun, help your dog as needed and ensure all remains safe. If your dog is more interested in chewing, and destroying, switch to a more physical game first, before trying again.


Monday Munchies

Make your Monday fun! Bring out all of your dog's favourite toys, especially puzzles and snuffle mat-like toys and hide a few pieces of your dog's food inside them. Bonus points if you set this all up while your dog isn't looking.

Monday Mess

It's okay to be messy sometimes. Give yourself a moment to be messy by moving furniture around, or putting some of your used laundry on the couch and let your dog snuffle. You can also let your dog shred cardboard or carton (so long as they won't try to eat it) to their heart's content, especially as a way to wind down from other activities, or a walk.

Monday Mindfulness

Go out of your way to show your dog what type of behaviours you're happy with, when around other people. Do this by taking your dog to a public place, like the entrance of a mall or store (take as much space as you both want) and as your dog watches people walk from close or afar, but chooses to check back in with you an look at you, be sure to reward!

Weekly Enrichment Plan 📆 🐶 🤓

I've put together a weekly plan you can use as a guide to provide your dog with different and daily enrichment activities, both indoors and outdoors!

This is where I recommend you start when tackling any dog training concerns and/or to simply ensure that your dog feels as mellow and happy, on a daily basis (which helps prevent undesired behaviours).

Follow it to the best of your ability and tailor the activities to best match your dog's needs. You can bookmark this page on your phone's home screen or on your browser for quick access.

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