Mental exercise provides just as many benefits for dogs as physical exercise does. But once you have basic trainingsit, down, come, stayunder your belt, what can you do to build your dog’s brainpower? Take your pup’s repertoire of skills to the next level with an array of games that challenge his body and mind alike. Training your dog in the course of play also allows you and your dog to have fun together while continuing to strengthen that ever-important humancanine bond.
Inside Tricks and Games for Smart Dogs:
A dog’s perception of play and the science behind the success of play-based training
Using treats and good timing to encourage desired behaviors
Step-by-step instructions for fifty brain games that teach new behaviors and increase a dog’s intelligence, including adaptations for different skill levels
Increasing your dog’s physical abilities and mental acuity as he learns
Socialization and how it affects your dog’s attitude toward interacting with other dogs
Introducing your dog to new canine playmates
Sophie Collins is an author and editor who has written a number of bestselling pet titles, including Tricks and Games to Teach Your Dog and Why Does My Dog Do That? She lives in the United Kingdom.