Tips for boosting your canine’s mind
Four tips for boosting your canine’s mind
You walk your dog daily but are you exercising his mind? Here’s the way to ensure he’s getting enough mental encouragement.
Your dog’s mind is always working. Whenever you’re walking, please focus on how he stops, lifts his muzzle into the air, and requires a few moments to take in his surroundings.
It may appear as though he’s doing it for reasons unknown, but it’s his method of detecting something of interest. As canines’ guardians, it’s our responsibility to allow our dogs to use these instincts.
After all, dogs require mental stimulation to thrive as we do! The following are four tips you can do to stimulate your canine’s brain.
Give him at least six feet of free-roaming strolling.
If you continually pull on your dog’s leash, you essentially deny him the right to be a dog! Ensure he’s appropriately leash trained and give him the freedom to smell what he wants to sense when you’re out on a walk.
Better yet, make sure his recall abilities are satisfactory and allow him to run off-leash in safe areas like nature trails and parks.
Practice tasks on-the-go
Make your walk more energizing by asking him to sit, lie down, and spin every so often. Not only will performing tasks encourage good behavior, but it’ll also keep his mind engaged during your activity session.
Please make sure to carry small treats in your pocket and reward him for being obedient!
Allow him to engage with other Canines.
Socializing is an essential part of your canine’s mental well-being. When you’re out on walks, permit him to sniff other four-legged bystanders if it’s okay with their guardians.
To eliminate any adverse situations, teach him to stay calm around strange dogs and always praise him for good behavior during these situations.
Go on adventures!
If your walking routine is the same every day, your dog will eventually get fatigued. To engage his senses and keep him alert, mix it up!
When possible, take your pup on outdoor adventures allowing him to engage with other dogs, and see things he’s never seen before while running off-leash.
Hike to a waterfall in the area or try a new bark park. The more he explores, the more stimulated his mind will be.
Each dog deserves a chance to use his instinct and abilities. Why not go the extra mile and exercise his body and his mind daily? It’s a gift for everyone!