Going for Walks - Okay, dog enrichment 101! Going on walks! Regular walks are important for your dog’s mental and physical health. The physical exercise is great to keep them healthy and avoid being overweight. Obese and overweight dogs can develop arthritis, heart disease and diabetes.
A lack of exercise can cause also cause boredom and frustration. Dog’s that don’t get daily exercise are much more likely to develop destructive behaviours such as excessive chewing or barking. By providing regular exercise you’re giving them a routine and a way to burn off extra energy.
If you want to keep your pup further enriched, try changing up the walks a bit on a regular basis, so they get to explore new and interesting places!
Play, Play & Play! - Again, this might sound like an obvious one, but playtime is not only important to keep your dog happy, but a great way to bond with them as well!
If your dog loves to play in certain ways, indulge them in that kind of fun; if your dog doesn't have specific interests, explore things that may intrigue them. Many dogs learn to love play time if you teach them to be interested in toys. Of course, not all dogs take to toys, but many will learn to love them with a little help.
If you think your dog has no interest in play, I urge you to explore chase games before you close the book on the subject. Many people find that if they teach their dogs how to play and entice them with just the right kind of games, dogs who seemed uninterested turn out to be playful after all.
Homemade Treats – If you’re pup has food sensitivities, you’ve probably already though of making homemade treats for them. Even if you’re doesn’t have these sensitivities, it can be a real treat for you and them to make them something yourself!
Does your dog love watching you cook? If so give them a nice surprise by making some yummy homemade dog treats. It’s comforting to know exactly what goes into your dog’s treats, and some recipes are pretty easy to make.
Tv for Dogs – TV for dogs is such a good tool for enrichment and boredom busting for your pup. Whether you’re worried about them being lonely whilst you’re out, or you’re working from home and want them to be entertained, TV for dogs can be a real advantage!
Programmed specifically for pooches, our Dog TV features content designed to reduce stress, provide stimulation, and enrich a dog’s environment both mentally and visually.
Play Fetch - A quick game of fetch is a lot of fun for your dog, even if it seems a little mundane to us. You’d think after throwing the same exact toy 10 times in the same exact direction they’d get sick of it, but for my dog nothing could be further from the truth.