Why Dogs Need to Play: Reason #3
Play Provides Mental Stimulation
Another reason why play is important for dogs is that it provides mental exercise. Playing brain games with your dog is a fun way to enrich your dog's life. Mentally stimulating games alleviate boredom and decrease the likelihood of your dog developing behavioral issues - like excessive barking or chewing. Puzzle toys and stuffed kongs can help your dog focus and be entertained throughout the day.