Did you know that your dog has a super duper skill? He can take smells on the air that we don’t even notice, and learn amazing details from what is in the air. He can tell you so much about what is around you, because his nose was made to help him hunt and survive. Our dogs no longer have to use their scent skills to survive, but they still have it and they cannot turn them off. Give him a chance to use this special skill of his to enhance his life and reduce his boredom with our poor responses to smells.
22. Find the Food
Your dog loves treats. Don’t they all? So use that love to keep him busy! Hide treats around the house, first in obvious and simple places. You might need to show him the first treat, but his nose will go into overdrive and encourage him to search more. Soon you will find him using that wonderful scent skill to seek out treats you might have hidden in obscure places. This will engage his mind and his instincts and truly encourage him to fully experience his senses.