Brain Training For Dogs
Every dog deserves Brain Work!
Brainwork For Dogs: What Is It?
At Brainwork, dogs look for something tasty or fun in all kinds of materials and objects. The dog is stimulated to use his nose, but also to be creative if he cannot immediately get hold of the treats or fun.
Why should you Brain Work?
In addition to physical exercise, dogs also need to use their nose, discover new things and think. This is often overlooked. As a result, boredom is quite common, sometimes with undesirable behavior resulting from it. Dogs that get through their day without being really stimulated and resigned to it are even more common. Such a dog is bored and blunts. And that’s a shame! With a few minutes a day you can make a difference and let your dog exert itself in a relaxed way.
What Does Brain Work Do to the Dog?
Feel yourself successively on a rubber mat, an egg carton and a fleece blanket. You will immediately notice that everything is happening to you. You see, feel, smell the differences and your thoughts are focused on the materials. That also happens with the dog. The senses are stimulated by the use of different materials.
In addition, there are several skills that a dog can use to acquire the treats or fun. He can insert his nose by sliding or pushing. Using its mouth to move, pull or lift things, but also use its paw to move, dig or touch something. He has to think, try and that in turn leads to learning, to gaining insight and becoming more useful.
What does Brain Work offer the boss?
With Brainwork, you can learn a lot about your dog. What is his search style? What does he find nice materials and what not at all? How does your dog learn? Is it an independent worker or would he like to work together? But you also see how he grows in his self-confidence and creativity. Brainwork also gives a nice picture of the body of the dog, how he moves and whether there are postures that cause him discomfort. And Brain Work is a great way to be active with your dog in a way other than walking or training. Brainwork can be done at home, with materials that you have available.
What does Brain Work do with the owner and dog?
Brainwork is based on the principle that you do it together. You guide your dog in a way that suits him. You offer puzzles that your dog likes. You support where your dog needs it. In short: you tune in to your dog. You offer him the tailor-made effort. The effect is that your mutual bond becomes stronger. Your dog feels seen and will also become more attuned to you. This will also affect other situations. You are becoming more and more connected.
What can Brain Work support in?
In any case, brain work helps to make the relationship between you and your dog even better. It helps your dog’s mental development by stimulating his senses and creativity and challenging him to concentrate. But there is more to which Brainwork supports:
• Pups discover materials, stimulate their senses and that helps them developmental stability
• Adolescents work on focus and concentration (and their owners realize that things will really work out with their busy kickers)
• Seniors who are often less physically good still have a properly functioning nose. Brainwork keeps them mentally fit.
• Dogs that are (temporarily) physically limited, can still lose their energy by thinking.
• Busy dogs can use Brain Work to lose their energy and work on peace and concentration
• Cautious and insecure dogs build self-confidence.
• Brainwork can provide distraction in difficult situations.
• Brainwork can be used very well as support for training and behavioral therapy.
What do I need to be able to Brain Work?
The nice thing about Brainwork is that you can make a puzzle of anything! Fabric, cardboard, plastic, but also waste material such as toilet rolls, boxes and all kinds of packaging material. Newspapers can be transformed into Brainwork games in many ways and many toys are also ideal for them. Actually you can not think of it that bad, almost anything can be a puzzle!
There are also games for sale. The well-known so-called fixed games with sliders, caps, drawers and there are more and more creatives who make the most beautiful sniffer mats and puzzle rugs. The popularity of Brainwork is enormous and that means that new things are coming onto the market, but also that people are becoming more and more original in inventing new Brainwork games. Brainwork not only stimulates the dog but clearly also the human!
Tailor-made brain work for your dog
From Brainwork for dogs, we advise every dog owner to follow a workshop or private lesson with a certified Brainwork Coach. Counselors are active throughout the Netherlands and they can expertly guide you and your dog in tailor-made brain work.
On the website Brainwork for dogs, you will find a complete overview on the page “With whom?”
Every month there are three new games on the Brainwork for Dogs website. One from Brain Work for Dogs, one from colleague Helen Hagestein from Games for Dogs and a fixed puzzle from the colleagues at Woof @ Work. These games are provided with an extensive step-by-step plan.
Every day you will find a topic about Brain Work on the Facebook page. Then there is also an interactive Brain Workgroup on Facebook. The management provides tips and ideas, but in this group, it is mainly about inspiring others with your ideas and getting inspired yourself.
Every dog deserves Brain Work!
That is the slogan of Brainwork for dogs and we are committed to it! We do this by inspiring everyone who lives with dogs. We also train people who work with dogs as a Brain Work Guide so that they can integrate Brain Work into their activities. They help make our slogan come true. Through them, even more bosses and dogs can get acquainted with the wonderful world of Brainwork!
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