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

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Houston Chronicle
The color photos and step-by-step instructions will make you want to try training your dog again.
— Lana Berkowitz
Pet Age
Filled with ways to challenge a dog's thinking and puzzle-solving abilities and help build a strong bond between canine and owner.
Vancouver Sun/Calgary Herald/Canada.com
Read this [if you] want to keep Bower's brain stimulated or fantasize about a gig with Superdogs.
— Valerie Berenyi
Indiana Gazette
The color photos and step-by-step instructions will make you want to try training your dog again.
— Lana Berkowitz, Houston Chronicle
Montreal Gazette
A very visually appealling book.
— Geeta Nadkarni
Ottawa Citizen
Full of glossy pages with clear instructions and full-colour photographs of dogs and humans playing together.
— Geeta Nadkarni
Pet Business Magazine
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.
Today's Diet and Nutrition
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.
Houston Chronicle - Lana Berkowitz
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.
Vancouver Sun/Calgary Herald/Canada.com - Valerie Berenyi
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.
Montreal Gazette - Geeta Nadkarni
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.
Cabin Life
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.
Pet Age
Filled with ways to challenge a dog's thinking and puzzle-solving abilities.
Pet Business Magazine
This book provides more than just fun ways to challenge a dog's thinking and puzzle-solving ability.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554074907
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 342,444
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Claire Arrowsmith is a zoologist and applied animal behaviorist. She has conducted research in dog aggression, animal rescue, behavioral consultations and the training of hearing dogs for the deaf. She is the principal practitioner for the Pet Behavior Centre, which offers consultations in 10 regional clinics, including Queen's Veterinary School at Cambridge University, England.

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