calm dog gamesjoin the calmness revolution
If you are interested in stocking us, please get in touch and I will send you further details including the wholesale price list. Keep reading for more info.
Stress is an epidemic.
As a holistic health coach, trainee herbalist and mindfulness practitioner, I believe that disconnection from nature is at the root of chronic stress and ‘dis-ease’.
Our stress impacts our dogs. …And it’s a cycle. Stress feeds stress.
We’re all about feeding calmness.
Within our homes and modern landscape, dogs are direct connection to nature. Through working more closely with the natural world, I believe we too can find a deeper sense of calmness, peace and wellbeing.
As a stockist, you’ll be part of the CALMNESS Revolution, helping dogs and, in turn, their people.
– CHLOE HODDER, creator
calm dog, calm life
Helping you create a more relaxed,
chilled out and calm household
through playing enrichment
games with your dog.
how do enrichment games work?
Thinking and decision making is tiring for dogs. Through games, we can stretch their mind. This adds fun, interest and enrichment to their day, develops positive behaviours like calmness, and yes, cultivates a satisfied, sleepy pooch (ahhh peace and quiet)!
What’s inside the box?
52 game card deck
5 colour coded categories
57 page guide booklet with hints, tips & additional game levels
The games are divided into categories so the user can select a key area to work on, as and when needed, or they can choose from the whole deck for a holistic approach
to developing positive behaviours.
How’s my dog doing?
- Calm 80% 80%
- Focus 30% 30%
- play 70% 70%
- puzzle 25% 25%
- bond 60% 60%
brain games for dogs activity card deck is a quick to use, simple, easy and tangible way of developing calmness, rewarding good decisions and forging a stronger bond with your dog while having fun.
who is this for?
The card deck is for anyone who has a dog, works with dogs or who is buying a gift for a dog lover.
Ideal for people who:
- Want to add interest and enrichment to their dog’s day.
- Are looking for ways to work closely with their dog.
- Sometimes struggle to find the time to entertain their dog.
- Are looking for enrichment ideas.
- Want to get the whole family involved with their dog.
- Have limited mobility to exercise their dog.
- Are stressed out dealing with a high-energy dog.
- Are unable to exercise their dog during extreme weather.
- Foster or work at rescue centres.
Ideal for dogs who are:
- Highly intelligent, driven, energetic
- Busy-bodies (e.g. working breeds)
- Get bored easily and are prone to destructive behaviour.
- Recovering from injury (e.g. on limited exercise).
- Lacking a solid recall
- Mugging their owner off on a regular basis!
how to play
Our card deck puts enrichment and brain games into the palm of your hand
– pick a card and make your dog’s day!
pick a card
Select from a category or choose
from the whole deck.
follow the instructions
Play the game for 60 seconds
to 5 minutes max.
play again or chill
3-5 games over the course of
the day is sufficient.
why become a stockist?
The Brain Games for Dogs Enrichment Card Deck falls in a sweet spot of being both a substantial training aid and highly giftable.
Many of our customers have bought sets for family and friends as well as themselves.
With dogs being integral members of the family, more and more of us are actively looking for ways to enrich our dog’s life.
This is a one of a kind product in the dog industry and our customers have been so delighted to find us!
I am blown away by how popular your card decks are. Amazing again – we’re almost out after less than 24 hours. Could I order more please?
– DANNY ROUSE, DIRECTOR OF TUG-E-NUFF
Uk adult population owns a dog¹
dogs in the UK alone²
spent on non-edible pet gifts in 2014³
owners buy festive gifts for their dog at christmas - £166 million spent⁴
pet stores dog businesses trainers gift shops rescue centres boutiques outdoor stores garden centres farm shops wellness centres
Be part of the solution
UK wide research identified behaviour problems as the most common reason for dogs to be given up for rehoming.
Key problems are often destructiveness, ‘disobedience’, hyperactivity and separation anxiety. While we’re not in replacement of a good behaviourist or trainer when needed (though we do work hand in hand), many unwanted behaviours can be rectified by developing CALMNESS, using positive reinforcement and delivering mental stimulation and enrichment.
The AHA study found that people who asked for help before returning the dog were more likely to keep that dog than those who had not sought advice.
Getting a new dog can be overwhelming. What if owners had a simple and easy way of building that all important bond with their new dog while developing positive behaviours such as calmness? together, we can bridge the gap, providing a friendly tool and resource for establishing a positive relationship with their new dog.
grow a forest
As well as being passionate about dogs, I’m also passionate about nature as a whole.
For every deck sold, I have pledged to plant a tree in the tropics in aid of TreeSister’s reforestation program.
As a stockist, your order will be contributing to growing that forest. If you would like to start your own company page, you can do so here.
I have a page for nature on my site (#ipledge) and am available to provide support to help other businesses create their own ‘Page for Nature’ to help spread environmental awareness and look at the ways we can reduce our impact here on Earth.
who are 'we'?
I often say “we” and “our” and then laugh as I imagine someone asking me about my team and having to tell them, well my team member is a dog. He may not reply to emails but I couldn’t have created Calm Dog Games without him!
His name is Cam (we’re keen climbers and he’s named after a key bit of kit – not David Cameron as someone once asked us!) and as you can probably tell he’s a springer spaniel, otherwise known as a mud magnet. He’s my constant shadow and the inspiration behind all of this.
We live in a little village along the Jurassic coast with my husband Ryan, who is a Royal Marine and two chickens, Solveig and Yennifer, two geckos, Odin and Thelonious, and two as-yet-unnamed guinea pigs (shhh I haven’t told Ryan about those last two yet…).
We’re currently renting and saving for a deposit for our own house – our dream is to buy a cottage in the countryside to live the Good Life.
As a small business, I appreciate every order and treasure each of my stockists. It would mean the world to us to be able to serve your clients and customers with our product.
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.
If you are interested in stocking us, please get in touch and I will send you further details including the wholesale price list.