Fun for both of you
Keeping your dog mentally stimulated is just as important as keeping him physically fit. Puzzles for dogs can be simple to solve or are very complicated. Working with (self-made) dog puzzles is working with the mind. Working out the puzzle your dog try to find a cookie, toy or another object hidden in the puzzle, all by himself. You dog has to smell, look, feel with his nose or paw, some puzzles make noise. All the dog’s senses will be stimulated. His brain is stimulated in a different way. Thinking at the highest level and extremely tiring. But on top of it all, fun for both of you. Doing a workshop or in a private session at your home address.
Brainwork is based on real co-operation between owner and dog. Most pets and their handlers have a lot of fun puzzling together. Co-“working” increases the bond you both have even more. Your dog will be more focused on you and is prepared to “listen” to you even better. Obviously your dog needs to learn to wait first until you’ve prepared the game for him. Self-control is important when your dog puzzles.
Janette Haring of dogNL is Advanced Instructor Brainwork for Dogs
Young and old
For every dog owner who likes to do more with his dog than walking round the block, for young dogs with a lot of energy, for dogs looking for a challenge, for dogs who don’t want to go out in the rain, for dogs who are re-homed thinking their new world is still very exciting, for anxious dogs who would like to gain more self-confidence, for…..well, for anyone really!
Also while recovering
For dogs growing older or dogs recovering from an operation or injury and can’t/aren’t allowed to be very active, you’ll offer him the puzzles adapted to his physical condition. A good way to focus excess energy. dogNL helps you finding the right puzzles for your dog.
Brainwork for Dogs
* Try-out workshop “Wijsneus”, approx 1½ hour (choice from several puzzles) – icm dog training school Honderwijs
* Extensive workshop “Wijsneus”, 3 x approx 1½ hour (self-control, doing several puzzles, reading your dog and making a puzzle yourself) – icm dog training school Honderwijs
* Brainwork individually, appointment at your home address, approx 1½ hour (several puzzles depending on your dog)
More information about Brainwork for Dogs on www.hersenwerkwerkvoorhonden.nl (in Dutch)