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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-03-2017, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Mental Stimulation

My 19 week old German Shepherd gets plenty of physical exercise. He needs more mental stimulation. What games do you recommend?

Here he is at 4 weeks, 12 weeks, and 4 months. ?
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tracking is mental exercise. Either AKC, IPO or nosework.
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So cute, love seeing the pictures from puppy to older.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-03-2017, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Any specific resources you recommend? I'm new to this, but I am interested in IPO and nose work.

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Thank you! It's fun to see how much they change.

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Dhttp://nacsw.net/instructor-list

I hope my link worked for you. The site has a ton of info. My boy and I have been in class for a few months now and he absolutely loves it.

Your pup is beautiful!

Edit: sorry. the link doesn't work but just type it in and you'll get there

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All of the above gorgeous pup!
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I second the nose work suggestion I think we are about to begin classes as well and I can't wait! Giving them a "job" that is entertaining to him should help him with mental stimulation. He is simply gorgeous!!

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Great information on the link heart and soul posted. Sometimes your area may not have a certified instructor in your area or classes not available but there still may be instructors that are more then qualified. My instructor is not certified but has experience and many training rescources. Definitely worth checking out!
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I second the nose work suggestion I think we are about to begin classes as well and I can't wait! Giving them a "job" that is entertaining to him should help him with mental stimulation. He is simply gorgeous!!
Awesome I just started our new pup luna in classes! Enjoy it is so addicting!!!!! Start saving empty boxes lol!!!
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