This is Griffin playing with one of his new educational toys. His Mom says it is a huge hit!
Doing obedience work with a dog is just one way to provide mental stimulation. Interactive dog toys are another. The toy Griffin is playing with is Nina Ottosson's Dog Brick. Dogs use their nose or paws to move the plastic pieces, revealing a small treat. Not only is this good mental stimulation for a dog, but it helps promote bonding between dog and owner because they are doing something fun together.
Check out this website - http://www.activedogtoys.com - they have a great supply of interactive dog toys. We will feature more of them in the coming weeks. Our thanks to OBG volunteer, Jen K, for providing these helpful explanations and tips!