Game Time Episode 4
Pepe keeps busy with the ‘Nosey Parker’ game
In Episode 4, Pepe – an inquisitive Cross-Terrier (Border, Lakeland, Jack Russell and a dash of King Charles Spaniel) - learns how to keep busy, with the help of this easy lesson. This distraction game is perfect for holding the attention of busy dogs like terriers who like to get into everything – digging, shredding and destroying toys. It satisfies their curious nature and can help them to focus and work for a reward. You can also make the game more complicated as they get better at it!
“This distraction game is perfect for holding the attention of busy dogs like terriers who like to get into everything”
How to play Nosey Parker:
1. Start by having your dog ‘sit and wait’. You can learn these skills with Episode 1 of Game Time.
2. Pop just enough dog treats into the ball so that when it moves, the treats will fall out. Show your dog the ball with the treats going in and then let them play with it and get the treats out. Praise them afterwards.
3. Next, wrap the ball (with more treats inside) up loosely in a tea towel and place it on the floor. Let your dog ‘dig’ out the ball and enjoy their reward and praise.
4. Now put the refilled treats ball in a layer or two of tissue paper, wrap and scrunch it up loosely and give that to your dog. Let them dig out and unwrap the ball, tear the paper and eat the treats.
5. Finally, try wrapping the refilled treats ball in tissue paper, put the scrunched-up bundle into a box and then let your dog dig it all out. Remember to give them plenty of fuss and praise when they uncover their reward!
You will need
Louise used our Rise & Shine Baked Treats for this training game, and broke them into little pieces. A tennis ball with a hole cut out of it, tea towel, layers of tissue paper and a box (a shoe box is the perfect size for this)
“You can also make the game more complicated as they get better at it!”
About Game Time
This series of short videos is here to help you develop your relationship with your dog using fun and simple games. Spending time together with your dog, playing games and giving them fun tasks is a great way to become closer and strengthen your bond. It’s also brilliant for your dog’s mental stimulation, helping to focus their energy so that you can encourage and reward positive behaviour.
Louise Glazebrook is a popular Dog Behaviourist and Trainer in the UK. She’s featured on prime-time television in the UK, on shows such as ‘10 Puppies and Us’, and has written for various news and media outlets, such as The Telegraph.
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In Episode 1, Ludo learns to sit and wait in his local park, with the help of a simple and rewarding lesson.
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