So simple, but also so much fun: let your dog go outside and search for his meal! For this game, you need a handful of Prins NatureCare sausage, an enthusiastic dog and a garden or grass field nearby.
This is how it works
- Take a handful of sausage cut into pieces, go to the garden and call your dog. If you don’t have a garden, find a lawn nearby.
- Show the treat to your dog. Ready?
- Go! Throw the cubes into the garden with a big toss.
- Let the dog sniff out his meal!
Don’t play this game with more than one dog at a time, this may unintentionally provoke competition and aggression. Always cut the sausage into small pieces before use.
Are you afraid that this game will make your dog eat everything off the ground, with the possible risk of poisoning? You can teach your dog to ask permission from you first before he can take something from the ground. This can be done, for example, as follows:
- Put something nice on the ground and make sure that your dog cannot reach it, for example by keeping him on a leash at a sufficient (!) distance from the treat.
- The dog will first and probably for a long time look at the treat, but if all goes well eventually look at you. Be patient, it may take a while!
- Does he look back or up at you? Reward him generously for that with treats you have in your hand.
- Then give him permission to eat the treat off the ground.
- Practice this in different places with different types of treats.
- Chances are, if you encounter something along the way that you don’t want him to ingest, your dog will now look at you first. Reward him generously from your hand, lead him away from the spot and possibly put some treats on the ground a little further away that he can eat.
Of course you can think of your own variation on this training. Good luck!