Besides the usual walks, frisbee, and fetch, how about playing a mentally stimulating game with your dog (we have one in there for cats too!) that will teach them an awesome new skill and provide lots of fun and reward!
Below are five video tutorials on a few of our favorite stimulating and fun games to play with your pet. Pick one, two, three, four or all! And have fun!
1. The Shell Game
The Shell Game is a brain stimulating game that’s sure to keep your dog and the rest of the family entertained.
In this game, you’ll place a treat or toy underneath 1 of 3 overturned cups and let your dog guess which cup has the treat or toy. When your dog guesses correctly, he gets a treat!
2. The Name Game
The Name Game is another brain stimulating game that’s sure to keep your dog and the rest of the family entertained.
In this game, you’ll teach your dog the names of two favorite toys. Get ready for some learning and fun!
3. The “Find It” Game – Nosework for Your Dog
A dog’s nose knows. Learn the steps to encouraging your dog’s scent through a game called, “Find It”. Watch Molly and Magic, experts in “find it”, as they teach how to find hidden treats. Fun to play inside and outside!
4. Hide and Seek Treat Toy for Cats
Encourage your cat’s primal instinct and stimulate his curiosity with the Hide and Seek Cat Toy made from items in your home. Easy to make. Provides hours of play!
5. “Through the Hoop” Dog Trick
Turn a hula hoop and some motivation into a trick with your dog. Teach her first how to walk through the hoop and then slowly how to jump through. With a little time, your dog, young or senior, has it in her to learn and excel at this trick.