Millan Dog Trainer

Brain Training For Dogs

Brain Training for Dogs is an innovative course that uses mental stimulation and training to help unlock your dog’s inherent intelligence. This will cause problematic behaviors to fade away and be replaced with more desirable ones.

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

Exercise

Exercise is essential for the mental well-being and health of your dog. It keeps them fit and healthy and reduces the risk of heart disease, hip dysplasia or obesity-related diseases like cancer or diabetes.

It also keeps them content and engaged with you. Exercising together will increase your bond and encourage socialization.

If a dog is not mentally challenged, their brain can get cluttered with time. They might begin to chew on things, scratch up furniture or bark excessively.

Training can help avoid these problems, and improve your dog’s behavior with other dogs and people. In some cases it can save your dog’s life!

Mental exercise can also help slow down the progression of memory loss and dementia. It helps to create new brain connections and protects nerve cells from degeneration.

Play the Game

Games are a great choice if you want to give your dog a bit of mental stimulation. These games can also be a great way to keep dogs fit and as active as they used to be or dogs recovering from an injury or surgery.

Simple brain games can be played in a small space such as a garden or a house. Place pieces of your dog’s most loved food around the home or outside if it is warm enough. Let them search for it.

These brain games are entertaining and can be played for only an hour or so each time. They can also assist your dog to remain sharp in their minds while you train them. This helps to improve their learning speed and keep them mentally sharp. They also increase their ability to focus on commands, and it can enhance their bond with you.

Treats

Treats are an excellent way to help train your dog. This is a fantastic way to boost obedience training and also to stimulate their brains. Be careful to not overdo this.

When training, it is important to be consistent with your commands and only treat when your dog has complied with the instructions in a correct manner. This will ensure that you don’t send mixed signals and can confuse your dog.

Puzzle toys, games and mental exercises are a few of the most popular choices for dogs that train their brains. These toys are a great way to keep dogs active mentally and help them gain confidence.

One of the most loved brain games for dogs involves placing treats under various containers or cups. The dog has to figure out what container the treat is supposed to be placed in and if they are correct they are awarded a reward.

Socialization

As a dog’s proprietor, it is your responsibility to make sure that your dog is calm and well-adjusted. They should also be able to deal with any new situation. In this regard the importance of socialization.

In the first few years, puppies need to be exposed to all kinds of animals and people as well as various environments. If they don’t get exposure to these types of things they can be nervous and fearful.

They could even develop undesirable behaviours like aggression and phobias.

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

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

Allowing your dog to interact with people, other pets and different settings can help them manage anger or separation anxiety when you go to work. It’s essential to start small, and then progress to larger challenges as you progress.