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22nd June 2009, 06:08 PM
instead of constructing wooden brain activity toys, or buying expensive ones, here's an idea:

1. buy a box of bisquits
2. eat the content:)
3. attatch a slip of cardboard to the inner box' where the bisquits were

4. show the dog that you put the treat inside the box, and close it

5.encourage the dog every time she touches the slip of cardboard, until she has learned to take it in her mouth and pull it towards herself.
when she has opened the box in this way, let her take the treat.

to make it more difficult, you can place the treat further to the back of the box, so that the dog musd pull the slip of cardboard further out.

...have fun with your dog:)

22nd June 2009, 06:50 PM
Brilliant! Keep the ideas coming, Renate!

Cathy T
25th June 2009, 04:18 AM
What a great idea!! I especially like the part about eating the contents!! :D

25th June 2009, 05:53 AM
I love it! I just did this with a box of crackers that my kids finished today (my kids, not me:xctly:). Holly hasn't gotten it quite yet, but we'll get there. Please keep these ideas coming! I love the concept of exercising Holly's mind as well as body.

25th June 2009, 07:23 AM
Good one,you could sell that idea to a pet supplier.How clever.

25th June 2009, 08:57 AM
What a great idea!! I especially like the part about eating the contents!! :D

:xctly: that's the best bit......:)

25th June 2009, 10:52 AM
hehe love it, ill try that on harley, i often leave a tiny big of biscuit in the bottom of a box and he demolishes the whole box trying to get it, lots of mess though, di