Dog Trainer Classes

Brain Training For Dogs

Brain Training for Dogs, a new course, uses dog training and stimulation to unlock the inherent intelligence of your dog. When this happens behaviors fade away, and more desirable behaviors take over.

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


Exercise is vital to the mental well-being and health of your dog. It helps keep them fit and healthy, and reduce the risk of heart diseases hip dysplasia, hip dysplasia, and obesity-related conditions such as diabetes or cancer.

You will also keep them interested and happy. Engaging in exercise together can enhance your bond and encourage socialization.

If a dog is not mentally challenged their brains can become cluttered over time. They may start to chew on things, scratch up furniture, or bark frequently.

Training can help avoid these issues, and also improve your dog’s behavior with other dogs as well as with other people. In some instances, it could save your dog’s very life!

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


Games are a great choice to give your dog a mental stimulation. These games are also a great method to keep dogs fit and as active as they used to be or recovering from injuries or operations.

Simple brain games can be played in a tiny space such as a garden or a house. Place pieces of your dog’s favorite food in the house or outside in warm weather. Let them search for it.

These brain games can be played for a short period at a time. They can provide your dog with a fun mental workout while you train them. This helps them learn faster and stay mentally sharp. This can also help them improve their ability to focus on commands and strengthen their bond with their owner.


One of the most effective methods to teach your dog to use treats. This can be a good method to increase the effectiveness of obedience training, as well as to stimulate their brains. Be careful to not overdo this.

When you train, it is vital to be consistent in your commands. Only give them rewards when they follow the instructions in a correct manner. This will stop your dog from becoming confused by confusing signals.

Puzzle games, toys and mental exercises are some of the most requested options for dogs who are brain-training. They’re a great way to keep your dog mentally active and also give them the chance to improve their confidence.

Place treats in different cups or containers. This is one of the most popular brain games for dogs. The dog is required to guess the container they’re supposed be under If they’re right, reward them with a treat.


As a dog’s owner it is your responsibility to ensure that your dog has ability to adapt, confidence and the ability to cope with new situations. Socialization plays an important role in this process.

In the initial few years of their lives, puppies need to be exposed to different types of animals, people and environments. Without exposure to these things, they can become scared and anxious.

They might even develop bad behaviors such as aggression and fears.

The good news is that socialization can help ease these issues and make life with your dog easier.

For instance, if you find that your puppy has a rough mouth with other dogs, offering them ample time to play with them will help them learn to stop biting.

Socializing your dog with other dogs, people and in a variety of environments will also help to reduce stress and anxiety around separation, as well as temper tantrums, when you leave to go to work. It’s essential to start small, and then progress to larger challenges as you progress.