Creative Dog Training

If you're looking for a few new creative dog training activities to practice with your pet, then you're in the right place. Correctly exercising your dog is so important to your dogs physical and mental health. Did you know that the main cause of dog problem behaviors in the first place stems from the fact that the "problem" dogs are simply not getting enough exercise?

So, if you take the time to properly exercise your dog in the first place, you are going to definitely going to cut down on the amount of bad behaviors that your dog may exhibit. Another good reason to exercise your dog! Check out the tips below and see if you see any you'd like to try with your own dog. Have fun!

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Creative Dog Training Tips - Part 2

Walk For a Cause.

Many fun walk-a-thons now offer the opportunity to bring your dog along too. This is a great way for both of you to get some exercise, socialize with others and help raise awareness or funds for a good cause too.

Snow Ball Toss.

In the winter months take a break from regular ball toss and substitute snow balls. Your dog will not only enjoy fetching and catching them but will probably love to eat them as well.

Snow Hide and Seek.

Lightly bury a dogs favorite toy in the snow while letting him watch. Have him retrieve it from the snow by digging it out. As your dog gets the hang of this game, hide it in more and more difficult places without him watching.


Take your dog for a walk around the block or in a park or to any dog friendly locations that you are aware of. Always mix up the locations, and, or, directions of your walk to keep it interesting for both you and your pet.

Go For a Swim.

If you are close to any beaches, lakes or streams check to see if they offer you the opportunity to let your dog go for a swim. This is a great exercise outlet for your dog. Important tip: make sure that your dog can swim first before you get too involved in attempting swimming because not all dogs can swim. There are dog life jackets too if you happen to need them.

Hide and Seek.

Teach your dog to "find it". Your pet will enjoy the mental work out as well as the physical exertion of locating his favorite toy or treat. Mix things up by changing the location of where you hide the toys and what toys are being hidden.

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Jump Over.

Use two kitchen chairs and place an item like a broom between the lower rungs on them and teach your dog to jump over the bar on command. Remember to start very low and work your way up in height and also do not start jumping activities too early with your maturing puppy.

Channeling your dogs energy into new games and training with use of interesting activities will make for a healthier and happier pet overall. Through the use of various creative dog training methods, you can strengthen the bond between you and your dog, and create important exercise, both mental and physical, routines for your dog - all very important for a content pet.

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