3. Give Them Tasks
Especially the more intelligent breeds are used to hunting, herding and working. Your dog loves to help you at work or in the house. Have them get you things and help you with things. Dogs can be trained to separate recycling, open doors, get drinks from the refrigerator and pick up trash. They can even be trained to use the toilet. Dogs want to be useful and can be taught to help with many daily tasks like getting the paper, keeping birds out of the garden or helping you get dressed or undressed. If you are a fisherman or hunter, they would love to help you retrieve your birds or fish. Dogs do best when they are active and pushed to their own limits.