Everyone knows that a tired dog is a good dog. Giving your dog plenty of physical exercise is important, but it's equally important to provide her with mental stimulation. Dogs love to use their brains and mental stimulation is a great alternative to long walks on rainy evenings or hot summer days. Here we discuss a few different dog stimulating options.
Crate training is a very useful tool for a variety of situations. If you have a new dog or puppy, you can use the crate to limit his access to the house until he learns what he can and can’t chew on and where he can and can’t eliminate. It will also prevent your dog from engaging in unwanted behaviors (like rummaging through the garbage while you’re at the store or in the shower). A crate is a safe way of transporting your dog in the car and gives you the ability to take him places where he can’t run freely. If you properly train your dog to use a crate, he’ll think of it as his safe place and will be happy to spend time there when needed.
Living with a pet can be beneficial to children. Pets can enhance a child's self-esteem, teach them responsibility, and help them to learn empathy; however, children and dogs may not automatically start off with a wonderful relationship. Parents must teach the dog and the child acceptable limits of behavior in order to make interactions pleasant and safe.
These exercises are designed to help you teach your puppy that human hands always deliver great things! By practicing the following, your puppy will relax and feel happy and content when adults or children pet her or come near her food. This will also help prepare your puppy for handling that comes along with vet visits, trips to the groomer, etc.