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    Suggestions for games or ways to exercise my dog

    We rescued Bella ( a beautiful Carin Terrier) about 6 months ago and mostly it has been all about getting her healthy. She had been treated for heartworms just days before we adopted her, so the first month was just about keeping her calm and quiet.
    Since then she has been treated for hook, tape and whip worms. We also discovered she had a bacterial infection from the fleas she was infested with. From some of her behaivors, she also shows signs of previous abuse. She is a wonderful dog and is really coming out of her shell! However, she has gained a bit of weight and is about 3 lbs overweight. Because of her past, I probably reward her with food too much. She gets at least 2 -3 walks a day but I am looking for more ways to exercise her. She only plays with her toys when I initiate it. She loves the hide and seek for treats game and is quite good at it but I'm trying to stay away from the treats. LOL
    We don't have a fence and she is showing the terrier trait of a high prey drive so I'm mainly looking at games we can play inside or on the leash.
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    Re: Suggestions for games or ways to exercise my dog

    What about building a flirt pole? A flirt pole is the bigger, sturdier version of those little fishing pole things you play with a cat. You can play with one inside, and for a high prey drive terrier, that would be good exercise.

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    Re: Suggestions for games or ways to exercise my dog

    Thanks!, I was just looking at one of those poles. Does anyone else use one? Any other suggestions out there?
    Thanks!

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    You could try a low-calorie treat. My dogs enjoy baby carrots. I've seen Cesar Millan use banana, but that would be messier to work with.

    Indoor toys could include a Kong Wobbler with her food kibble in it, a soft ball tossed down a hallway, a favourite toy that you hide and get the dog to seek, a hula hoop to jump through, a tunnel to climb through, treadmill walking.

    More ideas, http://www.cesarsway.com/training/ex...ur-Dog-Indoors
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    Re: Suggestions for games or ways to exercise my dog

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    Re: Suggestions for games or ways to exercise my dog

    Quote Originally Posted by serenityatsea View Post
    Thanks!, I was just looking at one of those poles. Does anyone else use one? Any other suggestions out there?
    Thanks!
    We use homemade flirt poles.....the forest comes right up to our property, so our super cheap one is to grab a leafy branch in the summer and use that . Our other one is a long sturdy wooden dowel with a rope attached to the end of it with a toy tied to it. Caeda LOVES the flirt pole game! Its great for teaching her to control her prey drive too (hold it up, make her sit before chasing again).
    We also use a laser, fetch, tug etc. All of which can be to some degree done inside. Some people also use treadmills for their dogs for exercise. We don't since we simply don't have the room for one, but its a good idea.

    Some people say that doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity, I call it training my dog

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    Re: Suggestions for games or ways to exercise my dog

    Thanks for the suggestions. I like the idea of trying to control the prey drive. Right now, her biggest prey seems to be people on bicycles. LOL

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