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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-11-2009, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Mind Stimulation Games? Any ideas?

Dozer gets very bored with simple games. He now has this thing that he takes his ball and puts it into a box, bathtub, kiddie pool, etc. He rolls in around and takes it out. He also puts it in the small holes in the kitty condo and the trash can, lol.

So I gave him a shoe box and showed him how to put it in the box, close the lid and reopen it. Now he tries to open everything and put his ball in it.

I think he needs more things to do that mentally stimulate him. Any ideas of fun games I can play with him?

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Re: Mind Stimulation Games? Any ideas?

Will you please send him down to the Cape to balance my checkbook?

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Re: Mind Stimulation Games? Any ideas?

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scent training (finding different articles/toys)
learning the different toys by name
hiding toys for him to find (inside/outside/high/low/in things/on things)
teaching him new commands/tricks


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Here is a link to a thread started earlier this year.
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Re: Mind Stimulation Games? Any ideas?

I forgot to add that I found the slimy, wet ball in my purse this morning which was hanging on the back of the chair. He likes to dip the ball in his water dish also and apparently he didn't want to get any of his boxes dirty, lol...

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