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Brain Training For Dogs

Brain Training for Dogs, a new course, uses dogs and mental stimulation to unleash the inherent intelligence of your dog. When this happens, problematic behaviors diminish and more enjoyable behaviors erupt in their place.

Adrienne Farricelli is a CPDT KA dog trainer who has extensive experience in canine behaviour modification. She is the creator of Brain Training for Dogs, and author of many dog training books.


Exercise is vital to the mental well-being and overall health of your dog. It helps keep their bodies healthy and fit and can reduce the risk of hip dysplasia, heart disease or obesity-related ailments such as cancer or diabetes.

It also keeps them satisfied and engaged with you. Exercise together can increase your bond and encourage socialization.

The brain of a dog can become cluttered and dull when they aren’t challenged mentally. They may begin chewing on furniture or scratch things.

Training helps prevent these problems and can improve your dog’s behavior around other dogs and humans. In some instances it can even save your dog’s life!

Mental exercising can also help to slow down the beginning of memory loss as well as dementia. It aids in the formation of new brain connections, and also protects nerve cells against degeneration.


Games are an excellent option for providing your dog a bit of mental stimulation. They can also be beneficial for dogs who aren’t in a position to exercise as vigorously as they used to, or for dogs that are recovering from an injury or surgery.

Simple brain games can be played in a small space like a backyard or house. Hide pieces of your dog’s favorite food in the inside the house or outside in warm weather. Let them search for it.

These brain games can be played for a few minutes at a time and can give your dog an enjoyable mental exercise while you train them. This helps them learn faster and stay mentally sharp. This can help them improve their ability to concentrate on commands and improve their bond with their owner.


One of the most effective ways to teach your dog to provide treats. This is a fantastic method to increase the effectiveness of obedience training, and also to stimulate their brains. However, you need to be careful not to overdo it.

In training, it’s essential to follow through with your commands and only treat those who have followed the instructions correctly. This will prevent sending mixed signals and confuse your dog.

Puzzle games, toys and mental exercises are a few of the most requested choices for dogs that train their brains. They’re an excellent way to keep your dog’s mind engaged as well as giving them the chance to build their confidence.

Keep treats hidden in different containers or cups. This is one of the most played brain games for dogs. The dog must guess the container they’re supposed be in and, if they’re right you can reward them with the reward of a treat.


As a dog’s owner it is your responsibility to make sure that your dog has ability to adapt, confidence and the ability to deal with any situation. Socialization plays an important role in this process.

In their early years, puppies need to be introduced to all types of animals and humans, as well as various environments. They may become fearful or anxious in the absence of exposure to these kinds of situations.

They could even develop undesirable behaviours like aggression and fear of heights.

Socialization can ease these issues and make life easier for your dog.

For instance, if you find that your puppy is rough mouthing with other dogs, giving them plenty of time to play with them will teach them to be more cautious with their bites.

Socializing your dog with other dogs, people and in different environments will help 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 into bigger challenges as you go along.