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Brain Games for Dogs : Fun Ways to Build a Strong Bond with Your Dog and Provide It with Vital Mental Stimulation - Claire Arrowsmith

Brain Games for Dogs

Fun Ways to Build a Strong Bond with Your Dog and Provide It with Vital Mental Stimulation

Paperback Published: 1st July 2010
ISBN: 9781554074907
Number Of Pages: 160

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Ideal for the growing number of dog owners who know that mental activity is as important as exercise when it comes to their dog's health and happiness.

This book provides more than just fun ways to challenge a dog's thinking and puzzle-solving ability. Claire Arrowsmith strongly suggests that such challenges help build a strong bond between a dog and its owner. She examines the accepted evidence of the importance of mental stimulation and why it's important to use only reward-based teaching methods. She also explains how to use hand signals and incorporate mental challenges and learning into everyday activities.

Icons for each game indicate whether it is interactive, solo or group, where it can be played, the level of difficulty and whether any props or toys are used. Some of these great games are:

  • Puppy Play
  • Hide and Seek
  • Carry It
  • Egg and Spoon Race
  • Mini Agility Course
  • Nature's Obstacle Course
  • Find the Treat
  • Roll Over, Play Dead and other performance tricks

With straightforward text and full-color photographs, Brain Games for Dogs is a valuable guide to important elements for successful and fun dog training.

A very visually appealling book.--Geeta Nadkarni"Montreal Gazette" (12/11/2010) Read this [if you] want to keep Bower's brain stimulated or fantasize about a gig with Superdogs.--Valerie Berenyi"Vancouver Sun/Calgary Herald/Canada.com" (10/26/2010) Full of glossy pages with clear instructions and full-colour photographs of dogs and humans playing together.--Geeta Nadkarni"Ottawa Citizen" (12/12/2010) Filled with ways to challenge a dog's thinking and puzzle-solving abilities and help build a strong bond between canine and owner. Ideal for the growing number of dog owners who know that mental activity is as important as exercise when it comes to their dog's health and happiness. This book provides more than just fun ways to challenge a dog's thinking and puzzle-solving ability. Claire Arrowsmith strongly suggests that such challenges help build a strong bond between a dog and its owner. She examines the accepted evidence of the importance of mental stimulation and why it s important to use only reward-based teaching methods. She also explains how to use hand signals and incorporate mental challenges and learning into everyday activities. Icons for each game indicate whether it is interactive solo or group, where it can be played, the level of difficulty, and whether any props or toys are used. Some of these great games are: Puppy Play, Hide and Seek, Egg and Spoon Race, Mini Agility Course. If you want a smarter, more active canine, pick up a copy of Brain Games for Dogs: Fun Ways to Build a Strong Bond With Your Dog and Provide it With Vital Mental Stimulation by zoologist and applied animal behaviorist Claire Arrowsmith. It offers hours of entertainment for you and your pet. You'll learn a variety of ways to mentally challenge and train your dog. It's hard to say who will enjoy it more--you or your pup. Contrary to popular belief you can teach an old dog new tricks.... This book offers hundreds of fun ways to do just that, as well as reinforce the bond between dog and owner. Boredom Busters give you peace of mind that Fido will entertain himself when left alone. Full color photographs and detailed instructions guide the training of your dog. Read this is you've got a lot of time and patience, want to keep Bowser's brain stimulated or fantasize about a gig with Superdogs.--Valerie Berenyi"Vancouver Sun/Calgary Herald/Canada.com" (10/26/2010) A very visually appealling book--full of glossy pages with clear instructions and fun, full-color photographs of dogs and humans playing together.--Geeta Nadkarni"Montreal Gazette" (12/11/2010) Brain Games for Dogs is full of glossy pages with clear instructions and full-colour photographs of dogs and humans playing together. The more than 75 games include beginner-level ones for rescue dogs and puppies, agility games, party games, indoor and outdoor games as well as ones that teach and reinforce verbal comprehension and problem solving. Some games require certain specialized equipment, but most can be improvised with your dog's existing toys.--Geeta Nadkarni"Ottawa Citizen" (12/12/2010) The color photos and step-by-step instructions will make you want to try training your dog again Or you can find new games for an already obedient pup.--Lana Berkowitz, Houston Chronicle"Indiana Gazette" (10/24/2010)

ISBN: 9781554074907
ISBN-10: 1554074908
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Firefly Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.9 x 16.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.41

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