This month we would like to discuss obedience and exercise. We all want our dogs to be well behaved, and even though some seem to come with perfect manners, that is not the case for most dogs. Just like children, puppies learn social skills and manners from their mothers, as well as other dogs and puppies in the pack. Once a puppy or dog is in our care, it is up to us to be their pack leader and teach them appropriate boundaries and behaviors. Consistent socialization and exposing your pet to new experiences can be fulfilling for both you and your dog.
Dogs not only need physical exercise to help them stay happy and healthy, but mental exercise as well. Mental exercise helps to keep them from getting bored and destructive and has also been shown to burn just as much energy as physically activity. Environmental enrichment has many benefits and can not only keep your pet busy and out of trouble, but can provide an improved and more fulfilled life for your pet
Click the link below to find ideas on how to provide your dog with socialization and enrichment activities that fit you and your pet’s lifestyle!