Keep your dog busy (and out of trouble) this Summer with these great tips:
#1 - Purchase small "kiddie" pool. Fill it with water for the dogs that like it, sand for the those that prefer to dig.
For WATER (skip if your dog loves water and hops right in):
For SAND (skip step one if your dog already loves sand):
#2 - Frozen treats.
#3 - Flirt pole - Flirt poles are a fun way to keep puppies busy. You can use one to tire them out a little before a training session, send the kids outside to play with them and to teach "drop it".
#4 - Mental Stimulation - too hot for a walk? Try using mental games to wear your dog out.
Christine Durrant, CPDT-KA Professional Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant