Dog Training Tips to Eliminate Your Dog’s Boredom and Bad Behavior
- Empty 12 Oz. Water Bottle: These are the greatest. The next time you finish with some bottled water, don’t throw the bottle away. Take off the cap, the ring around the cap, and the paper. Give it your dog. They love the tactile feel of crunching the bottle and the sound that it makes. The sound isn’t that loud, so it won’t bother you and it isn’t heavy, so it won’t hurt the walls if your dog bounces it off a wall or window. Most dogs will play with the water bottle for yours. When it starts to get a little worn out, simply switch bottles. Free, quick, and easy!
- Scatter Feeding: Turn feeding into a treasure hunt. Scatter a variety of foods (such as whole carrots, peas, broccoli, beans, celery, and apples) around an area. This gives your dog something to forage for as well as some nutritious food to chew on (rather than your furniture. Please remember that you shouldn’t use raisins or grapes because these are very harmful to your dog. Please check out our Dog Poisons for more information.
- Buster Cube: This award-winning dog toy is a great distraction. Fill the toy with dry kibble or other goodies. As your dog rolls it around on the ground, the kibble falls out from multiple compartments. This motivates your dog work for his food, keeping a brain-active dog busy for hours.
- Kong Toys: This durable rubber toy has a hollow center that can be stuffed with goodies such as kibble, dried liver, cheese, or peanut butter. I recommend that you use unsalted peanut butter. Cover the Kong Toy hole without filling the entire toy. Your dog won’t be able to get the food all the way in the back and may become frustrated. Now, freeze the toy. Your dog now has a “Kongsicle”. Get several Kongs so you can simply rotate them from your dog to the freezer. One more note, Kong Toys are all made in the USA. No part from any of their toys is made in China.