From tug of war to fetch, all dogs love to play. Is it possible to train and play with your dog at the same time? With these toys, you can accomplish more than you might otherwise believe.
Cleaning Up Is Fun
If your dog leaves toy shrapnel around your home, only to get stuck under furniture and stepped on while climbing the stairs, you’re not alone. Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to take periodic trips through your home to collect half-eaten rawhides, squeaky toys and unraveling rope? With a toy bin and a few treats, you can train your dog to clean up after playtime with unbelievable ease.
Here’s how it works: Choose a bin that’s big enough to hold your dog’s toys but shallow enough to permit easy accessibility. After playtime, invite your dog to return the toy to the bin using the “come” and “drop it” commands. When he complies, give him a treat. When he associates cleaning up with getting a treat, you’ll have a dog who happily puts his toys back in the bin.
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