Acoma Dog Training

Brain Training For Dogs

Brain Training for Dogs, an innovative course, uses dogs and mental stimulation to unlock the inherent intelligence of your dog. This will cause undesirable behaviors to fade and be replaced with more desirable ones.

Adrienne Farricelli is a CPDT KA dog trainer with extensive experience in canine behaviour modification. She is also the founder of Brain Training for Dogs and the author of a variety of dog training books.


Exercise is essential for the mental health and well-being of your dog. It keeps their bodies healthy and fit and can reduce the risk of heart disease, hip dysplasia or obesity-related diseases such as cancer or diabetes.

It also keeps them satisfied and engaged with you. Training together will strengthen your bond and encourage socialization.

If a dog isn’t mentally stimulated, their brain can get cluttered with time. They may begin chewing on furniture or scratch things.

Training helps prevent these problems and improves your dog’s behavior with other people and dogs. In some instances it can even save your dog’s life!

Additionally, mental exercises can slow the onset of memory loss and dementia. It helps form new brain connections and also protects existing nerve cells from degeneration.

Play the Game

If you’re looking for an easy way to give your dog mental stimulation games are the ideal way to go. These games are also a great option to exercise dogs who aren’t as active as they once were or recovering from an injury or operation.

Simple brain games can be played in a tiny space like a backyard or house. Hide pieces of your dog’s favourite food around the indoors or outdoors in warm weather. Let them hunt for it.

These brain games can be played for a few minutes at a stretch and give your dog an enjoyable mental exercise while you are training them. This can help them learn more quickly and remain sharp. They also can improve their ability to concentrate on commands, and it can increase their connection with you.


Treats are a great method to teach your dog. This is a great method of enhancing obedience training as well as to stimulate their brains. However, you should be cautious not to overdo it.

During training, it’s important to follow your commands and treat only when they have followed the instructions correctly. This will stop your dog from getting confused by mixed signals.

Puzzle toys, games and mental exercise are some of the most requested options for dogs who are brain-training. They’re great for keeping your dog’s mind active while giving them a chance to increase their confidence.

Put treats in different cups or containers. This is one of the most played brain games for dogs. The dog must guess which container the treat supposed to be in If it’s right they’ll be rewarded.


As a dog owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your pup is confident and well-adjusted. They should also be able to deal with any new situation. In this process, socialization is crucial.

In the early years of their life, puppies need to be exposed various types of people, animals, and different environments. They can be anxious or fearful if they are not exposed to these situations.

Some might even develop negative behaviors, for example fear or aggression.

The positive side is that socialization could help alleviate these problems and make life with your dog easier.

For example, if your puppy has rough mouthing with other dogs, offering them plenty of time to play with them will teach them bite inhibition.

Socializing your dog with other dogs, people and in different environments will also help to reduce anxiety about separation or temper tantrums, after you leave to work. It is important to start with a small amount of time and build towards greater challenges over time.