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Brain Training For Dog 

Brain Training for Dogs contains another 20 fantastic games you can play with your dog to improve his intelligence, obedience, and behavior. It also contains simple guides for teaching basic obedience commands, as well as many tips and secrets I’ve picked up over my years of experience working as a professional dog trainer. 
As my gift to you, when you pick up Brain Training for Dogs, you will also be given access to Behavior Training for Dogs, my guide to stop common doggy behavioral problems dead in their tracks.
And there’s more… You also get free access to Adrienne’s Archive, a huge archive covering just about every doggy behavior problem you could possibly think of. 

The Smacking Sound

 Before we start playing “The Airplane Game,” I thought I’d teach you a neat trick you can use to get your dog’s attention whenever you need it. To do this we will use a special type of noise known as the “smacking sound.” But before we can harness its power, we will first need to teach our dog to associate the sound with food. To do this, with your dog in a quiet room, make a smacking sound as though you were kissing the air, then immediately give him a treat. It doesn’t matter what he’s doing when you give him the treat (so long as he’s not doing anything bad like tearing up the sofa), the idea is simply to show him that whenever he hears the sound, he gets treats. After doing this for a while, you should notice that your dog looks at you for his treat whenever you make the sound. With continued practice, you can start using the smacking sound in everyday life when you want to grab your dog’s attention! 

Keep in mind, however, that the smacking sound maybe less effective at times when your dog is too worked up. For example, if he has seen something outside that he reacts strongly to, your sound may go unnoticed. One remedy for this is the “Look at That” game found in the Brain Training for Dogs online training course. In “Look at That,” we will work specifically on teaching your dog to pay attention to the smacking sound despite strong distractions.

"Einstein Says: Don’t like using the smacking sound? No problem! You can replace the smacking sound with any other sound you like, such as a whistle or a pop. Just make sure the sound you choose is loud enough to be heard in busier environments, and that it is a sound you can make yourself."

The Airplane Game 

Objective: Your dog must make eye contact despite the distraction of a cookie. 

You Will Need: 

Dog cookies or other large treats - 10 - This little brain game will teach your dog that looking into your eyes is what magically grants him a treat. Whether you own a puppy, an adult dog, or a rescue dog, this game is a great way to bond and help him view you as a source of rewards and pleasure! It also improves your dog’s ability to pay attention to you despite distractions. 
The only things you will need to play this game are some larger treats that protrude from your fingers (a dog cookie may work well at first) and the ability to act like an airplane, so let’s get started! 

How to Train The Airplane Game 

Find a quiet area with few distractions. When you’re ready to begin, hold a dog cookie in one of your hands, letting it protrude from your fingers so your dog sees it. Now, stretch your arms out as though you were an airplane, while keeping the cookie in clear view. 
If your dog is highly food motivated, he’ll likely look at the cookie in your hand and perhaps even drool. If he’s the type of dog who gets frustrated, he may bark or paw at you, and if he’s a jumper he may attempt to jump up and grab it! Ignore these behaviors and keep the cookie firmly held so he can’t get it. Now, wait patiently until your dog looks into your eyes. The moment he makes eye contact with you, say “yes” and let the cookie fall to the ground so he can get it. Bingo! Your dog has just discovered that eye contact is what makes you drop the “bomb” (treat)! As he gets good at this you can use smaller, bite-sized treats. This will help him pass the exam with “flying” colors (ha, get it?), as he won’t spend precious seconds chewing on a cookie!

Troubleshooting Problems:

In some cases, your dog may not notice the treat in your hand. If so, try moving the hand with the cookie around a little to grab his attention. If you really need to, you can lower the hand, let him sniff the cookie, then raise it back up into position. This may lead to jumping, but ignore the jumping behavior and wait for him to make eye contact. If your dog still doesn’t make eye contact, you may need to give him a little hint. In the Brain Training for Dogs course, the “Look into My Eyes” game will teach your dog to make eye contact whenever you make the smacking sound we learned about earlier. Once your dog has mastered “Look into My Eyes,” you can use the smacking sound during “The Airplane Game” as a hint.

Increase the Challenge 

Once your dog gets the hang of this game, you can make it more intriguing by replacing the dog cookie with even higher-value items like your dog’s favorite bone. You can even add a touch of unpredictability by hiding different treats in your hand so your dog doesn’t know what they are until you let them fall to the ground. To add even more fun and unpredictability, randomly change the hand that holds the treat. 

The Exam 

When you’re ready, start your timer (a stopwatch works well) and complete three repetitions of “The Airplane Game” exercise in a row. This means holding up a treat with your arms outstretched, waiting for your dog to make eye contact, then dropping the treat and repeating this two more times. As soon as you’re finished, stop the timer and check the grade table on the following page to find out how well your dog scored.

You may have noticed that I use a clicker instead of saying “yes.” In the Brain Training for Dogs course, I will teach you all about clickers and how to use them to take your training to the next level. 

"Einstein’s Tip: to complete the challenge faster, use small treats that your dog eats in one bite, and don’t toss the treat across the room, just let it fall to the ground. This one’s a joint effort between dog and owner to get the ‘A’ grade!"

More Brain Games In the full Brain Training for Dogs course, you will discover 20 more great games you can play with your dog to skyrocket his obedience, behavior, and intelligence. The course also contains simple techniques for teaching basic obedience, and plenty of training tips and secrets I’ve picked up over my years of experience as a professional trainer, so don’t miss out.

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You will also get access to Behavior Training for Dogs and Adrienne’s Archive, which provide force-free solutions for just about ANY doggy behavior problem you could possibly think of. These bonuses are free to you when you invest in Brain Training for Dogs today. 
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