Training Reactive Dogs

Brain Training For Dogs

Brain Training for Dogs, a brand new course, uses mental stimulation and dog training to unleash the natural intelligence of your dog. When this happens, problematic behaviors disappear and more pleasant behavior emerges in their place.

Adrienne Farricelli is a CPDT KA dog trainer with extensive training experience in modifying the behavior of dogs. She is also the creator of Brain Training for Dogs and author of several dog training books.


Exercise is crucial to a dog’s mental health and overall wellbeing. It keeps them healthy and fit. It can reduce the risk of hip dysplasia, heart disease or obesity-related illnesses like cancer or diabetes.

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

The dog’s brain may become dull and cluttered in time if they don’t have a mental challenge. They may start chewing on objects or scratch furniture.

Training can help avoid these issues, as well as improve your dog’s behavior with other dogs and with people. In some instances it can even save your pet’s life!

Mental exercise can also reduce the process of onset memory loss and dementia. It helps form new brain connections, and also protects nerve cells from degeneration.


Games are an excellent option if you want to give your dog mental stimulation. These games are also a great method to keep dogs fit and as active as they used to be, or dogs recovering from an operation or injury.

Some brain games for dogs are simple to prepare, and all can be played in small spaces, such as a house or garden. For instance, place pieces of your dog’s favourite food in the areas around the house (or outside when it’s warm enough) and let them search for it.

These brain games are enjoyable and can be played for just a few minutes each time. They can also help your dog to stay mentally sharp while you train them. This can help to improve their learning speed and keep them mentally sharp. They can also improve their ability to focus on their commands and can enhance their bond with you.


Treats are an excellent way to help train your dog. This is a great method to increase the effectiveness of obedience training and also to stimulate their brains. Be careful to not overdo this.

In training, it’s essential to follow your instructions and only treat those who have followed the instruction correctly. This will prevent your dog from getting confused by mixed signals.

Puzzle games, toys and mental exercise are some of the most well-known options for brain training dogs. They’re a great way to keep your dog’s brain active and also give them a chance to build their confidence.

Hide treats under different containers or cups. This is among the most played brain games for dogs. 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.


As a dog’s owner it is your responsibility to ensure that your dog is comfortable and well-adjusted. He should also be able to deal with any new situation. In this process socialization is essential.

During the first few years of their life, puppies must be exposed to different types of animals, people, and different environments. They may become fearful or anxious in the absence of exposure to these situations.

They may even develop negative behavior, such as aggression or phobias.

The good news is that socialization can alleviate these problems and make life with your dog easier.

If your puppy is causing trouble for other dogs, the act of letting them play with them for a prolonged period will teach them to control their bite.

Socializing your dog with other dogs, people, and in different settings will help reduce separation anxiety, or temper tantrums, when you go to work. It’s essential to start small, and then progress to more challenging tasks over time.