Games That Train
"Hiding toys or treats around the house, yard, or park would be an excellent way to address the instinct to search and scavenge for food. Hide-and-seek can be a fun game for both you and your dog. Ask Fido for a sit-stay or have someone hold him as you run off and hide. Call his name or use your cue for "come". When he finds you, reward him with a play session or a treat. Not only will this satisfy some of his drive to search and stalk, but it is a great way to strengthen your recall and stay commands."
- Emily Keegans, Seattle Humane Society
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Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, FFCP, CTDI