Few years back, I came up with the treasure hunt game with Chester in mind. Its main purpose is to make my golden move around more AND also gain and lose weight at the same time (haha). If not for this game, Chester would spend his time just lying down in the house. The idea is to let him find the treats I hide all over the house. Sound simple and fun right? He gets to move his muscle, make use of his super nose scent and eat at the same time (which is his greatest joy).
First, I’ll hide the treats at places like in between the sofa, on the chair, behind his water bowl, under his blanket or soft toy and so on.
Then I’ll tell him “Go find!”. He’ll then go treasure hunting for his treats.
He found a treasure on grandma’s chair.
There’s one behind his water bowl.
Checking out the treasure under his soft toy named Dalbong.
Sometimes he’ll come find me after awhile. So I ask him “You got it all? Wait I go check”. Other time he’ll just lie down on the floor.
And I go see if he really found all his treasure. If not I tell him “Still have. Go find!” and he’ll go treasure hunting again. Cute eh?
How we initiate the treasure hunt game? Whenever I feel like giving him treats, I make use of the treasure hunt game. And sometime Chester will find me and tell me in his dog language he wants treats. So I will ask him “You wanna play treasure hunt?” and he’ll woof and woof saying “yes of course”. Sometimes one round of treasure hunt is not enough. He’ll go for 2nd round.
Ahh my treasure hunting golden retriever!
I love to see him go searching for his treasure in every nook and corner of our house with his curious head turning left, right, up and down. 🙂
Try this game with your furry kids and let me know if they like it.