Don’t we all need motivation? We need the motivation to wake up early, to work out, to write and so on. We need motivation for everything for that matter. Days without motivation are like the off days and we feel that our enthusiasm and energy are in the gutter. It’s the same case with your dog! Games are important for the welfare of the dogs. You need to make it a priority to motivate your dog to play. Playing with your dog improves your relationship and it is good for your dog’s health. In this article, we’ll share some ways on how to make your dog little more motivated.
A motivated dog is a wonderful companion!
Firstly, we want to make it clear that motivation varies between the dogs. You’ve to observe and figure out what exactly motivates your pet. Remember that patience is the key!
Here are some of the tips to motivate your dog to play. Let’s jump in right way.
Dogs are pretty much similar to human beings in many psychological aspects. Getting excited about rewards is one of them. Rewarding when he does something you like motivates him quite effectively. As we mentioned earlier, motivation varies between the dogs. Some dogs tend to get excited about food rewards and some get motivated for a toy. You can find some cool toys in the pet stores that use food snack as the reward. Food acts as a powerful stimulant for most of the dogs. Rewards make the dogs repeat sequences again and again. However, do not overuse food as the motivator all the time. It creates a pattern in your dog and it will not do anything unless there’s a food bribe. Use the food as a reward rather than using it as a bribe. You can also dress up your dog in costumes to motivate them to play. Dogs thrive the attention.
Just like the kids, dogs get excited in outdoors. Dogs like diverse environments with different people and varied smells. Try to take your dog to different locations every time. New places capture their attention effectively. Allow your dog to follow the scents. They get intellectual stimulation from the rich smells and that makes them feel motivated.
Make your dog meet a variety of people, dogs, and children. It expands their exposure and they get motivated to run and play. Take your dog to the park nearby and use the toys like bones or balls. If your dog is not motivated to play with the toys, go to a dog park where it can engage with other dogs.
Playing is important for your dog’s overall health and welfare. As a parent of one of the wonderful dogs, you need to make it a priority to motivate your dog to play. If your dog is not getting excited about the toys or anything, you need to try over and over and be consistent. Patience is the key. Keep in mind that we are building a habit here. It won’t be the same once the habit pattern is developed. You need to figure out the motivators of your dog. The elderly dogs do not show super enthusiasm to play the games. It’s a normal thing. But still, try to motivate them and make them cheerful. We hope our tips help you to motivate your blog. Keep visiting this blog as we post some insightful dog training methods in our upcoming articles.