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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-11-2012, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Interactive/Engaging puppy ideas

I'm looking for ways to make Kaiser "think", aside from playing with regular toys (squeakies, tug toys, balls, stuffed kong-type toys), basic obedience/learning new tricks, and working on "watch me", etc. He has a tug-a-jug and another toy that I made, a Simply Orange bottle that I punched two holes in, as seen in the following video:


He will be 11 weeks old in 2 days, so our "walks" are still mostly short jaunts working on proper leash etiquette and of course exploring/sniffing/socialization to sights and sounds.

He isn't too terribly treat motivated as far as the treat toys go...though he does love the plastic bottle and the sound the kibble makes inside of it. Stuffed kongs don't last too long if he has to work at them. He did use one of those wooden hide-a-treat toys when he was younger, but again, he's not SO treat motivated that he will sit and work at something like that for more than a minute or two.

SO, any ideas?

Kaiser ~ Jan 25, 2012 (GSD)
Dakota ~ Oct 2005 (GSD/Collie)
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I did LOADS of engagement with Kastle as a baby. Backed up by a TON of videos. I won't post them all here and take up a bunch of space but if you click on his name in my signature, it will take you to his blog. He was born May 19 of last year so if you go to whatever age you want to see what I was doing, you can click on the month and see what we did Hope that helps!
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thanks Falon!

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