Dog friendly game: Find It
Nose work games will help them focus on smells. To teach your dog to use their nose instead of visuals.
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The find it game is one of the favourite nose work games for dogs. It’s the most versatile, and it’s the one my dog enjoys most. And the best part is it’s super easy. All you have to do is pick some treats and hide them around the house.
Nose work games will help them focus on smells. To teach your dog to use their nose instead of visuals you’ll want to start with an object that’s really smelly. Popcorn or smelly treats work well here.
Here’s how you can play:
- Pick some smelly treats to have your dog find. As they’re in the stay position start placing treats around the house.
- Place some treats in obvious spots, and some in more challenging locations such as under rugs. Once you have some treats hidden tell your dog to “find it”.
- Encourage them as they run around finding treats.
- If they’re missing some you can point or give them clues.
Have fun teaching, and tell us if your dog learnt it!