Follow My Lead Dog Training

Brain Training For Dogs

Brain Training for Dogs is an innovative course that combines mental stimulation and training to unlock your dog’s natural intelligence. When this happens, problem behaviors diminish and more desirable behaviors erupt in their place.

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


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

It also keeps them content and engaged with you. Exercise together strengthens your bond and promotes socialization.

The dog’s brain can become cluttered and dull in time if they aren’t challenged mentally. They may start to chew on things, scratch up furniture, or bark a lot.

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

Mental exercise can also help slow down the process of onset memory loss and dementia. It helps create new brain connections, and also protects nerve cells against degeneration.


Games are a great choice to provide your dog a mental stimulation. These games are also a great option to get your dog exercising if they’re not as active as they used to be or dogs recovering from injuries or operations.

Simple brain games can be played in a small space like a house or garden. For instance, you can hide bits of your dog’s most loved treat in the areas around the house (or outside if it’s warm enough) and let them go hunting for it.

These brain games are entertaining and can be played for only a few minutes each time. They can also help your dog remain focused and sharp as you train them. This can help them learn faster and remain sharp. They also increase their ability to focus on instructions, and it can improve their relationship with you.


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

When training, it is crucial to follow your instructions. Only reward them when they obey the directions correctly. This will prevent your dog from getting confused by mixed signals.

Some of the most popular dog brain training options include puzzle toys, games, and mental exercises. These toys are an excellent way to keep dogs engaged and to help them build confidence.

Put treats in different cups or containers. This is one of the most popular brain games for dogs. The dog is required to guess what container they’re supposed be hiding under, and if they’re correct then reward them with the reward of a treat.


As a dog’s owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your pup has the confidence, flexibility and the ability to deal with any situation. In this process the importance of socialization.

During the first few years of their lives, puppies must be exposed to different kinds of people, animals, and environments. If they are not exposed to these things they may become nervous and fearful.

Some might even develop negative behaviors, like aggression or phobias.

Socialization can help to alleviate these problems and make life easier for your dog.

For example, if your puppy has a rough mouth with other dogs, allowing them ample time to play will teach them bite inhibition.

Allowing your dog to interact with people, other pets and in different environments can help to reduce anger or separation anxiety when you leave for work. It’s essential to start with a small amount and gradually move up to more challenging tasks over time.