Teach Your Dog The Muffin Tin Game
If you've never played the muffin tin game with your dog, today's the day to start. Molly adores this game, mostly because she has an affinity for treats and balls ... and probably muffin tins. I'm not sure about that last one.
When you play for the first time, put half a treat in each muffin tin section. I picked up a few tins at the thrift shop so we wouldn't be making muffins in them, too.
Then place a ball on top of most of the treats. As your dog figures out that there are more treats underneath the toys, all the compartments won't have to have treats in them.
Molly knows exactly where the treats are and has no issue throwing balls out of the way to find them. You can't play this game too much or you'll have a roly-poly puppy who doesn't care if she ever plays this game again. On the other hand, it's great for dogs who get bored very easily or are motivated by food and treats. And if you throw the balls around afterward, she can chase them and work some of the treats off.