Pawsitive Dog Training

Brain Training For Dogs

Brain Training for Dogs, an innovative course that uses dogs and mental stimulation to unleash the natural intelligence of your dog. When this happens, problem behavior is reduced and more enjoyable behaviors emerge in their place.

The program was developed by Adrienne Farricelli an CPDT-KA dog trainer with a wealth of experience in modifying behavior of dogs. She is the founder of Brain Training for Dogs, and author of many books on dog training.


Exercise is essential to the mental well-being and wellbeing of your dog. It keeps them healthy and fit. It also can lower the risk of heart disease, hip dysplasia or obesity-related conditions like cancer or diabetes.

It also keeps them happy and engaged with you. Engaging in exercise together can improve your bond and increase socialization.

A dog’s brain can get dull and cluttered when they don’t have a mental challenge. They may begin to chew on things, scratch up furniture, or bark frequently.

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

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

Play the Game

If you are looking for a simple method to give your dog mental stimulation games are the ideal way to go. These games are also a great method to keep dogs fit and as active as they once were, or dogs recovering from an injury or operation.

Simple brain games can be played in a tiny space like a backyard or house. Place pieces of your dog’s favourite food around the home or outside in the warmer weather. Let them go in search of it.

Brain games can be fun and can be played for just some minutes each time. They can also aid your dog to remain sharp in their minds while you train them. This helps them to learn faster and remain mentally sharp. This can help them improve their ability to concentrate on commands and improve their connection with their pet.


One of the most effective ways to train your dog is to provide treats. This is a great way to help reinforce their training and stimulate their brains. It is important to be cautious and not overdo it.

When training, it is important to be consistent with your commands and only treat those who have followed the instructions properly. Doing this will avoid sending mixed signals and confuse your dog.

The most popular methods of training dogs’ brains include games, puzzles, and mental exercises. These toys are a great way to keep dogs active mentally and help them gain 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 in which the treat is supposed to be placed in, and if it’s correct they’ll be rewarded.


As a dog’s owner it is your responsibility to make sure that your pup has the self-confidence, flexibility, and ability to deal with any new situation. In this regard, socialization is crucial.

During the first few years of their lives, puppies need to be exposed to various types of people, animals, and environments. If they are not exposed to these things they may become anxious and scared.

They may even develop negative behaviors like aggression and fears.

The positive side is that socialization can help alleviate these problems and make life with your pup easier.

For example, if your puppy is rough mouthing with other dogs, giving them plenty of time to play will teach them bite inhibition.

The ability to let your dog interact with people, other pets and other animals can help them manage separation anxiety or temper tantrums when you leave for work. It is important to start small, and then work your way towards greater challenges over time.