Keeping Your Dog Mentally Stimulated

Mental stimulation is important to keep your dog healthy and happy. But what is mental stimulation? Mental stimulation is any activity that activates or enriches your bestie’s brain. 

It’s not a bad idea to give your bestie some form of mental stimulation daily, whether it’s using dog toys for interactive games or by using different dog toys for brain games.

Here are some ideas on how you can keep your fur baby mentally stimulated.

Interactive games

ometimes, you can take your bestie for the longest walk ever and they just don’t seem to get tired. It could be that physical exercise is not what they need. Your bestie needs to be mentally stimulated as well as physically stimulated. Playing interactive games using dog toys bestie is a great way to give them the exercise they need while spending quality time with them.  

Get playing: A game of fetch is a great way to practice mental stimulation, channeling your besties’ focus and discipline. The Rogz Grinz Fetch Ball will keep your bestie busy for hours. Tug of war is another great way to exercise your bestie mentally. It  promotes impulse control and engages your besties’ natural instincts. The Rogz Scrubz Dental Rope Toy is the perfect dog toy for those tug games. You can even try a few unconventional games like hide and seek or create a scavenger hunt by hiding treats around the house. 

Play some tug of war with the Rogz Scrubz Dental Rope Toy

Treat toys

Treat toys are not only great for encouraging your bestie to eat slower, it also builds mental skills. It’s a great way to soothe anxious or hyper dogs by teaching them that self-control and problem solving is more rewarding than frantic energy.  

Fill up a treat toy with your bestie’s favourite snacks, top it off with some sugar and salt free peanut butter or plain sugar free yoghurt, and your bestie will be busy for hours. 

Stock up on those treats: The Rogz Tumbler Treat Dispenser Toy has three adjustable release settings, so you can choose the level of difficulty that your bestie will have in getting the treats out of this dog toy.

Treat toys are great for slow feeding and mental stimulation

Physical exercise

Allowing your bestie to explore using their sense of smell will add mental stimulation to your daily exercise routine. Dogs explore the world by using their sense of smell. That means sniffing every bush, every tree, every stone. Every single thing! When you go on a walk, give them time to roam around and smell their surroundings. Your bestie needs some time to wander about the dog park or walking trail while they get their regular exercise. 

Get active ready: Walking your bestie means you will need the right pet gear, and the right dog harness is a must here.

The Rogz Utility Classic Harness is a classic, no-fuss dog harness choice for those walks around the neighbourhood. If you are a bit more adventurous and love being off road, then the Rogz Utility Explore Harness is the perfect dog harness for you. And not to worry, Rogz has a dog harness that suits every lifestyle, so you and your bestie are guaranteed to find pet gear that suits your needs.

Let your dog to use their sense of smell while out on walks

What works for you?

We want to hear from you! How do you keep your bestie mentally stimulated? Share your stories with us in the comments below or tag us on social media using the #MentalRogzDogz.

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