Tag Archives: dog enrichment

How Raising a Puppy is Like Parenting

Posted on: November 24, 2015 - No Comments

Like a child, your pup’s early experiences are the foundation of their future. You are literally BUILDING your puppy’s brain. Do it thoughtfully, but also patiently and lightheartedly.

10 Simple and Fun Indoor Games For Your Dog

Posted on: October 8, 2015 - 2 Comments

Looking for simple and fun indoor games for your dog? Check out this list of 10 easy games you can play inside to keep your dog entertained, exercised and busy.

Reckless Abandon

Posted on: August 19, 2014 - No Comments

Dogs deserve to run with reckless abandon, these were my thoughts early this morning as I watched two doodles run free in the yard as I sipped my coffee. As I watched them run I wished that all dog owners could have a physical fence for their dogs as it is a vital part of Read More

Appropriate Play With Your Dog

Posted on: January 20, 2014 - No Comments

Playing with your dog provides great exercise and is a great way to increase the bond between you, but it must be done safely. Some dogs get overly excited during play, which can sometimes lead to impulsive behavior or play aggression, so it’s important to stop the game before it gets to that point. If Read More

Interactive Toys

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Interactive toys should be central part of your canine enrichment plan. Not only are they fun for both dog and owner, they provide much-needed mental and physical stimulation, even when you have to leave home. Interactive Chew Toys Chew toys are an excellent way to help puppies cope with teething as long at the rubber Read More

Dog Games

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Playing games with your dog is beneficial to his physical and mental stimulation, and it's also a great way to connect with your dog and enrich a meaningful relationship even further. It is important, however, to ensure that you don't inadvertently exacerbate potentially hidden kernels of behavior issues, so be sure to follow the tips Read More

Dognition

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Dognition is a user-friendly, scientifically-based online tool designed to identify the cognitive abilities and key personality traits in individual pet dogs while providing users ongoing support specifically tailored to their dog’s unique strong suits. It is the brainchild of Dr. Brian Hare, assistant professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University and the driving force behind Read More

DogTV

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A recent study revealed that over two-thirds of all American pet owners have left their TVs or radios on for their pets. The problem is that the television channels our pets end up watching or listening to often do more harm than good, because constant talk becomes an overpowering irritant, or the programming contains loud Read More

Dog Enrichment

Posted on: January 15, 2014 - No Comments

Keeping your dog physically stimulated and in shape is an important part of dog wellness, but it is also crucial to provide mental stimulation and enrichment for your dog. Thanks primarily to our collective commitment to better understanding our dogs through the study of behavioral science, modern dogs are very fortunate to live in a Read More

Dog Wellness

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The health and general wellness of our dogs plays a huge role in their behavior and the nature of our relationship with them. An integral part of responsible ownership, dog wellness is a commitment to the health and the highest level of nutrition in their lives as well as an understanding of how to properly Read More