K9 Companion Dog Training

Brain Training For Dogs

Brain Training for Dogs is a new course that combines mental stimulation and training to help unlock your dog’s inherent intelligence. When this happens, problem behaviors diminish and more pleasant behaviors emerge in their place.

The program is designed by Adrienne Farricelli an CPDT-KA dog trainer with years of experience in modifying behavior of dogs. She is also the creator of Brain Training for Dogs and the author of several dog-training books.

Exercise

Exercise is vital to an animal’s mental and overall well-being. It helps keep their bodies healthy and fit and reduces the risk of hip dysplasia, heart disease or obesity-related conditions such as cancer or diabetes.

It will also keep them interested and happy. Exercising together will enhance your bond and encourage socialization.

The dog’s brain may get dull and cluttered as time passes if they don’t have a mental challenge. They might begin to chew on furniture or scratch things.

Training can help prevent these issues, and also improve your dog’s interaction with other dogs and with people. In certain situations, it can save your dog’s very life!

Mental exercise can also help slow down the beginning of memory loss as well as dementia. It helps form new brain connections and guards nerve cells against degeneration.

Play the Game

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

Simple brain games can be played in a small area like a backyard or house. Hide pieces of your dog’s favorite treat around the home or outside in warm weather. Let them go in search of it.

These brain games can be played for a short period at a time and can give your dog an enjoyable mental exercise while you are training them. This can help to improve their learning speed and keep them mentally sharp. This can help them improve their ability to focus on their commands and build a stronger connection to their owner.

Treats

One of the most important methods to train your dog is to reward them with treats. This is a great method to help reinforce their training and stimulate their brains. However, you should be careful not to overdo it.

During training, it’s important to follow through with your instructions and treat only when your dog has followed the instructions correctly. This will help avoid sending confusing signals and causing confusion to your dog.

Puzzle games, toys and mental exercises are some of the most requested options for training dogs’ brains. These toys are an excellent method to keep dogs engaged and help them build confidence.

One of the most loved dog brain games involves hiding treats in various containers or cups. The dog is required to guess what container the treat is supposed to be placed in, and if it’s correct they’ll be rewarded.

Socialization

As a dog’s owner it is your responsibility to ensure that your dog has self-confidence, flexibility and capability to deal with new situations. In this regard it is vital to socialize your dog.

During their first few years, puppies have to be exposed to different types of animals and people, as well as various environments. If they don’t get exposure to these types of things, they can become anxious and fearful.

They may even exhibit bad behaviors like aggression and fears.

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

For example, if your puppy is known to be rough with other dogs, allowing them plenty of time to play with them will teach them to be more cautious with their bites.

Allowing your dog to interact with other pets, people and other animals can help them manage temper tantrums or separation anxiety when you go to work. It’s important to begin small and gradually work up to bigger challenges over the course of time.