Mar 25, 2020
In today's session I'll give you a few tips for creating some fun and interesting mental and physical exercises for your dog while "sheltering at home".
I've also decided to outline the entire subject below and put in a few links for items that might be useful during these sessions;
Work on teaching fetching rules though (if you’re out at the park – be sure to use a long line on your dog to prevent any mishaps in social distancing rules and keep everyone safe.
Make sure you’re teaching some rules with this.
If your dog has a high "prey" drive and you have the room in your yard or house. See if your dog likes the idea first, by attaching a toy to a string or line to see if your dog likes chasing it, before investing a bunch of time or money into getting or making one.
The same as the last two game’s goals.
by REDLINE K-9
or "DIY" it with an old broom handle or relatively sturdy piece of lighter wood (1x2 pine work pretty well), duct tape a handle and drill a hole in the top... run a light line through and tie a cloth tug toy to your line (depending on your dog’s tenacity). I’ve used old shoelaces strung together in a pinch for these DIY versions BOOT laces are better cuz they’re longer.
Caveat: Don’t leave this with your dog as a “chew toy”. They’re not really designed for that. If you want something for their alone time. I’d use a black rubber Kong (note: there are different sizes – Get one large enough that your dog can’t mistake it for something to swallow!)
Super geeky reference for more info on the Roman poet Horace 😊