If you're the proud owner of a dog you know that they require daily exercise and mental stimulation to stay healthy and happy. Activating your dog means giving them opportunities to move and engage their brains, which can help to prevent boredom, destructive behavior, and other problems. Here are a few tips to help you effectively activate your dog out on a walk:
- Candy tree: Place your dog and let it watch you hide candy or food in the bark, fist or whatever trees you have. Then let your dog sniff and find all the treasures by itself.
- Candy rain: Place your dog beside you and throw out their food on the ground. Preferably on grass or something more uneven so the dog needs to use its nose when searching for the food.
Parkour: Yes, you heard right!! Have a fun time together on your walk! This will help you bond even more and build up the dog's confidence. Jump up on benches, put two paws on an obstacle, chin on a stone, be creative and enjoy your quality time with your dog!
Remember to always play fun and give the dog a chance to succeed, from its physical conditions. You are the teacher and you need to show the way.
And, remember to bring treats.