You don’t need a food bowl! You’ve got a growing, learning animal here, who is programmed to hunt and scavenge, so get started off on the right paw and don’t give out free food.
You’ll find that dogs who work for their meals in various ways are easier to train, easier to settle, and exhibit fewer behaviour challenges like barking, nipping, digging, etc.
How can you get your dog to work for their meals? Easy! Here are a few ways:
- Scavenger Hunt
- Food-dispensing toys
- Use every piece of food in training
- Feed only on walks to create great associations and build excellent behaviour
- Food scatter
- Hand-feed for eye contact
- Recall training and name-recognition
- Puzzle bowl
- Stuffed Kong