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This dog is burning off some energy searching for his dinner in the yard. • Use Your Nose - Provide your dog the thrill of find and seek, by hiding kibble or dried treats around the house or yard. After spending time finding all the pieces, she will continue searching for any missed ones. It’s a great activity to burn off some steam and let her use her nose for what it was intended! • Wine and Dine Treat Toss - This is a simple way to provide a good dose of mental stimulation, feed dinner and maybe even enjoy a glass of wine while you’re at it! Toss kibble or small treats out in your yard while your dog watches and tell her to “go find it!” You may have to point some out the first time until she gets the hang of it, but soon her nose will take over. To start, you could feed your dog half her meal as usual and then toss half in the yard if you’re worried about her getting enough to eat. But before long, she should be able to search for the entire meal. It’s a great game that will keep your dog engaged for hours and keep her going back to see if she missed any! Keep in mind that maintaining some version of a “normal” schedule for your dog throughout the year, with downtimes and periods on her own, will help prevent future transition problems. In the meantime, we hope these tips help you and your dog beat the back-to-school blues! Lisa and Valerie are professional dog behaviourists and trainers with a combined 30 years of experience. With a focus on creating confident, happy and well-balanced dogs using force-free methods, they hold hipPUPS, babyBRATS and Partnership classes. They also offer private programs and behavioural sessions to cater to the specifics needs of any dog. They are Certified Training Partners of the Karen Pryor Academy and members of The Pet Professional Guild.

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