We can play a lot of fun games such as tug-of-war with our canine friends. Interacting with our dogs by playing games helps prevent behavioral problems. In our featured video, there is a small dog that had a friendly match of paw slap with her owner.
The paw slap game
This game that they played is similar to hot hands but with a few tweaks as it is the doggie version. The dog and owner are facing each other, relaxed on the floor. The owner extends her hand, and the dog would try to slap it with her paw.
The gameplay is to repeat that move again and again. The dog focused on tapping a paw on the offered target. Sometimes, the dog misses the mark, but that is okay as neither dog nor owner can always win.
This dog named Lucy is a brown and white Papillion. She has the easily recognizable butterfly-like ears that identify her dog breed. A Papillion requires mental stimulation because if they are bored, the adverse effect would be behavioral problems.
This paw slap game, even if it simple, is mentally stimulating. It also enhances the reaction time of a dog. You’ll see how focused Lucy was while playing this game that requires her to react quickly. She did not miss out on even once chance to use her paw to tap an offered hand.
Playing provides exercise for our pets. Though playing is not enough exercise as they have to take walks, it does also greatly aid in giving them the interaction and mental stimulation that they need. We have to make time to play with our canine companions.
Interactive dog game
This paw slap game does not require the use of a toy or gadget like many new interactive dog games. It can be played nearly anywhere at any time. It is a fun game that your dog will love to play with you. Watch how Lucy and her owner play the game of paw slap!
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