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Old 05-24-2014, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recycling cardboard boxes. I tie a rope to the box (the ones with holes) and use it as a flirt pole. Tons of fun in combination with training impulse control!
He pulls pieces off which gives him more drive and I break it up with releases, down stays, sit stays, "tug!". Then at the end I pick up the pieces while practicing "Leave It" and again the stays and "Done"!

Another one: putting a couple of treats or a toy in a closed cardboard box and let him rip it apart.

Recycling plastic jugs: same or I just give it to him under supervision only to prevent him from swallowing, which he never has done so far.

This gives him new toys all the time and me a content dog.
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