Brain Games for Dogs enrichment card deck
Developed specifically for dog owners and carers to develop calmness, confidence and connection with their dog in a quick, easy and stress-free format (yay headspace). Helps you achieve a more relaxed, chilled and calm household – all within a few minutes a day.
What’s in the box:
- Deck of 52 game cards – each card is unique and features a different watercolour dog.
- 5 colour-coded categories: Calm, Focus, Play, Puzzle & Bond
- Contains booklet for additional guidance and activity levels.
How does this work? The deck puts mental stimulation and enrichment in the palm of your hand. Simply pick a card and play! Adds fun and interest to your dog’s day.
TIP: I like to pick a card whenever I put the kettle on. This way you can play a game in the kitchen for a couple of minutes while your waiting for the kettle and then have a nice sit down and a cup of tea while your dog snoozes peacefully!
✔ Brain games – boosts their confidence, motivation levels & responsiveness to you in distracting environments.
✔ Enrichment activities – provides an appropriate outlet for expressing natural behaviours.
✔ Bonding exercises – strengthens your relationship through working together.
✔ Stealth training – reinforces positive behaviours such as toy sharing, recall, proximity and responsiveness while your dog just thinks your the most fun person ever.
- Daily mental stimulation
- Adverse weather conditions (heatwaves, storms etc)
- Recovery from injury
- Making you more interesting to your dog (especially in distracting environments)
- Helping your dog to settle in new situations
- Developing a relationship with a new dog
- Getting the whole family involved with the dog (always supervise children)
- For those with limited mobility
- Busy times
- Fosterers, rescue centre workers and other dog-professionals; boarders, groomers, walkers etc.
Especially good for dogs who are: High energy | Highly intelligent | Busy-bodies | Working bred | Get bored easily | Low confidence | Lack focus
“The booklet is a fabulous wealth of information! As a dog trainer, you nailed some core elements missed by some owners. So, thank you for the effort you put into these and the cards.” – See more reviews below.
Originally developed for my springer spaniel, Cam, we are so pleased to have made over 1500 tails wag so far!
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Europe: Standard: 3-5 working days | Economy: up to 2 weeks (Western) & up to 5 weeks (Eastern)
International: Standard: 6-7 working days | Economy: 2+ weeks (North America up to 6 weeks, South America, Africa and Asia in up to 8 weeks & Australia in up to 12 weeks)
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This card deck has been made with love and I very much appreciate your order. Thank you! ~ Chloe (& Cam)
Developed for the love of my spaniel (and for the need to satisfy his highly active mind)!
Ever heard the saying "A happy dog is a tired dog"? That's all well and good, but what happens when your dog never seems to tire - no matter how much you walk them?
As a spaniel owner, I understand. Long walks only made him fitter and faster! Through training my pup, I discovered that mental stimulation is far more tiring for dogs than walks. I was amazed at how soundly he slept after just a few minutes of playing these games.
Our game repertoire grew to continue stretching his brain in different ways and this is how Calm Dog Games was created. Having met many owners who are stressed out and dealing with high-energy dogs, I realised I could help other people with this card deck.
...Because thinking is tiring for us too! Not only are there 52 games to keep your dog entertained, but many of the games also have multiple levels of progression. All you have to do is follow the card!
Dogs LOVE playing games, and the best part is you can play them in as little as 60 seconds. So you can sleep soundly knowing your dog has had an enriching day, even when you've been rushed off your feet.
|Dimensions||23 × 12.5 × 3 cm|
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Great for any dog lover. Lovely cards with some great games on them. Simple ideas well thought out. Glad I bought them. I feel I have an ace up my sleeve with these.
These are great little fun games to help focus, calm bond and play with my dog, and I love the fact that it has a little book that has higher levels of you can train further. It's compact to carry around and to just whip one out, I really enjoy doing the focus games with my pup while out walking!
Lots of useful games to enhance both dog and human bond. Lots of games to choose from. Well worth the purchase.
Great games for every occasion. Wish they'd been plasticised. ...I intend to laminate them to extend useful life and weatherproof them. great for this awful wet weather when we can't get out.
[REPLY: Our #ipledge mission is to be as eco-friendly as possible which is why we have them made out of card instead of plastic 🙂 The new deck do now have a varnish to extend life.]
These cards are a brilliant idea, they are fun, easy to use and only take a few minutes. It is a great way of getting new ideas for games to play with your dog. I have found they are a great way of getting the rest of the family involved in dog training/play. I encourage everyone to take one card a day and play the game with our dogs. The dogs love it.
Good for training and bonding with my boy as well as making his brain work.
Had a quick look over the cards and I know Poppy will enjoy playing the games. Bought these over the Christmas period to keep her entertained.
Great idea. Received our cards yesterday. I think they are BRILLIANT. We are holed up in one room of the house (+2 labs!!) downstairs atm, whilst builders/decorators are in rest, so these are useful for instant entertainment! My one criticism - the script is not always easy to read.
[REPLY: Script font has now been updated to make them easier to read!]
They're easy to follow and great for giving you good ideas to keep them stimulated.
Some can take you as long as you want, others just 5 minutes but it's such a good way to keep then engaged, particularly on a wet and rainy day!
My niece who is 11 absolutely loves getting these out to play with the dog when she's over. I take a handful of the cards whenever we go somewhere too so I have something on hand to prompt some games and training.
Maggie loves them too and does an excited bum wiggle when she sees the box ?
A handy resource for enrichment and training. These cards are a great way to find games that will help you boost the behaviours you want from your dog.
Being able to pick a card at random is an easy way to make sure you include variety in your play.
They're great for rainy days and handy for holidays, and they include lots of ideas that would work for dogs who are on restricted exercise.
I especially like the little book that explains the thinking behind the games and how to take them to the next level as your dog becomes an expert.
On top of that they're very pretty and easy to wrap, so I am working out who I can buy them for as a gift.
Too often we walk Maisie where we should be using her brain and tiring her out mentally. Absolutely love them!
What a great idea! Can't wait to get started on Maisie's training!
They will make amazing gifts for any occasion!
A wonderful idea! Thank you!
Simple and fun fun fun! The calm dog playcards is awesome, easy and simple games to play whenever. Even my boyfriend is using them.