FETCH! . Games. Dog Pound | PBS KIDS GO!
Everyone loves a good game of fetch with their dog. It's perfect for getting exercise and having fun. But the downside to the game is that there is no thinking involved — just a lot of running back and forth. So many games with dogs, from fetch to tug-of-war, don't require them to do a whole lot of thinking. On the other hand, interactive brain games not only tire out your energetic dog, but they also defeat boredom, increase your dog's confidence, and strengthen the bond between the two of you as you work together as a team. So many great activities that you can do with your dog are simply dog-versions of favorite kids' games, all of which exercise the brain as much as the body. Here are 11 ideas to get you started.
Terry Ryan, the singular godmother of games for dogs and their people, has done it again. provides a cutting edge resource of clearly described and incredibly fun training games for dog owners and every type of dog training instructor.