Trainers and Veterinarian professionals alike will tell you that if your dog is having behavior issues, it is probably due to boredom more than anything else. Dogs are meant to be active and most spend their lives on cushy beds and couches in today's busy homes.
Read more about dogs' need for mental activity from WebMD.
Keeping your dog's mind engaged is actually BETTER than engaging their body. Mental exercise will go much farther than a long run or uphill hike. If your dog is anything like Bella, then you will relate to the saying:
Bella's favorite mental games center around the "Find It" command. Here's a step by step training guide to teach your active dog the "Find It" command:
You can use the "Find It" game to create lots of fun ways to engage your dog's mind. Bella uses the "Find It" game for fun, to keep her mind sharp and even at meal times.
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