Games to play with two or more dogs

It is often quite simple to come up with game ideas when you have one dog. However, things get a little more complicated when you are trying to get two dogs or a group of dogs play together. With multiple dogs, it is important to ensure that one dog doesn't just dominate the game. It … Continue reading Games to play with two or more dogs

Fetch and Ball Games for Dogs

Is playing fetch good exercise for dogs Fetch is a great exercise for dogs. It not only gives them a good cardio workout. The changes of direction and jumping to catch the ball also helps to strengthen muscles and tendons. In addition, it provides mental stimulation by giving them a job to do and the … Continue reading Fetch and Ball Games for Dogs

Mental Stimulation and Enrichment for Blue Heelers

Providing mental stimulation and enrichment is important for all dogs. This is especially true for high energy and extremely smart breeds like the Australian Cattle Dog. The Blue Heeler is high energy and intelligent. Failure to keep them occupied and stimulated will result in boredom and frustration. Boredom is a major cause of behavior issues … Continue reading Mental Stimulation and Enrichment for Blue Heelers

Mental Stimulation and Enrichment for Older Dogs

Mental stimulation and enrichment are crucial for all dogs. There are many benefits and gains to be had from providing enrichment for your older dog. There are also consequences of not stimulating your dog. The benefits of dog enrichment include – prevent boredom that may result in behavior issues such as destructive behavior, nuisance barking, … Continue reading Mental Stimulation and Enrichment for Older Dogs

Providing enrichment for your dog on walks

Regular walks are crucial for all dogs. They not only provide an opportunity for exercise and the release of pent-up energy. The daily walk is crucial for all dogs. It is important for your dog to receive daily physical exercise and mental enrichment not only for their overall health but to also prevent boredom. To … Continue reading Providing enrichment for your dog on walks

Mental stimulation and enrichment to tire a puppy

When trying to tire out their energetic puppy, many people look to physical activity and exercise. Exercise is very important for a puppy. However, over exercise and the wrong types of exercise can do more harm than good. For more on how to exercise a puppy see here. Mental and mind stimulation for your puppy … Continue reading Mental stimulation and enrichment to tire a puppy

Mental stimulation and enrichment for German Shepherds

Providing mental stimulation and enrichment for your German Shepherd is critical. The German Shepherd is a working breed that is high energy and extremely high intelligence. Failure to keep a German Shepherd occupied and stimulated will result in boredom and frustration. Boredom is one of the main causes of behavior problems for dogs. This can … Continue reading Mental stimulation and enrichment for German Shepherds