It's a fact, dogs can get bored. It's very easy to create mind challenges and games for your dog by simply using a couple of common household items such as paper bags, paper towels, hand towels, napkins, small boxes and anything else you can think of. Always make sure there are no choking hazards with the toy as well as what you hide it in. I call this game “Go Find” which Kumason loves as you will see from the video. All I do is take one of his favorite toys (usually balls) and wrap it up while he's watching me. The goal is for your dog to retrieve the toy. That's all there is to it! I keep doing this over and over again, until I get bored!
Another variation would be to hide a treat. It's also a good way to train your dog to stay and wait until you give the command to start. I hope you enjoy the video and have fun playing this game!
Dogs can easily get bored with their toys. Rather than running to the pet store to buy a new one, with a little ingenuity and creativity, you can make old toys more stimulating and interesting. I call this game 'The Gift Wrap Challenge'. Kumason loves when I hide a toy, in this case a ball, in a piece of wrapping paper. I often don't know which he enjoys more, the ball or the wrapping paper. When he opens the paper and reveals his ball, we play it again. It's fun to watch and quite funny at the same time. So, go ahead and create your own exciting challenge.