We came across this awesome brain-game toy that you can make at home with some empty soda bottles to keep your dog occupied. Check it out in this video:
Make sure you monitor your dog while he’s playing with this toy. If he gets too rough with it or tries to pull off the bottles and tear them apart, take it away.
So why are interactive toys like this beneficial? It’s important to make sure your dog gets enough physical activity, but it’s also necessary to exercise his mind.
Problems like anxiety and chewing often come from boredom. That’s why they say “a tired dog is a good dog.”
For more ideas on helping your dog exercise his mind, contact the AKC’s GoodDog! Helpline, where training and behavior experts are available to offer advice and guidance.