Brainwork, puzzles for dog and owner
- Try-out, € 35 pp (1½ hour) – trying several puzzles
- Extensive, € 100 pp (3 x 1½ hour) – incl. exercise impulse control, how to start, info about stress and frustration and of course trying several puzzles
Puzzles for dogs range from simple games to real brain teasers. But what is Brainwork for dogs?
Simply put, Brainwork for dogs is the same as mind games, puzzles and brain-training for people. Whilst ‘puzzling’ dogs go looking for treats, toys or objects that are hidden, your dog will smell and look, and feel with nose or paw. Some puzzles make sounds. So all the senses are triggered and your dog’s brain is stimulated differently. Brain training at the highest level is immensely tiring but a lot of fun!
More tiring than you think
Discover in this workshop how your dog solves the puzzle. With a focused brain your dog will search for the best and quickest way to find the treat or toy. You set him up for success (don’t give away the hiding places though!) We tell you how to read your dog’s signals and give you tips. Challenge your dog and register here. Brainwork is more tiring yet rewarding than you think.
Balance & Coordination
- Try-out, € 35 pp (1½ hrs) – wobbling, stepping, bowing
- Extensive, € 100 pp (3 x 1½ hrs) – incl. muscle training and attaining better propioception
Training in Balance & Coordination gives your dog more feeling of his own body. Balance exercises are a great option to keep any dog in shape and improves core strength. They also improve coordination and reflexes, increase range of motion, improve focus and concentration, and boost confidence.
Beginners balance exercises involve standing, weight shifting and rocking from side to side on unstable surfaces, advancing to sit to stand and down to stand on unstable surfaces. Because it is an unstable surface, your dog’s body will automatically react to the surface in order to remain stable. This causes different muscles to engage as the dog works to remain balanced. Trusting the owner and concentration during the exercises become the basis for co-operation.
We suggest that dogs with any sort of physical issue see a dog physiotherapist first. Together we will decide which exercises are best for your dog.