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Enrichment for Dogs

DIY Canine Enrichment Ideas

Types of canine enrichment include chewing, licking, digging and sniffing. Tap into your dog’s natural instinct with these brain games!

What is Barn Hunt? A Growing Scent Work Dog Sport

What is Barn Hunt? A Growing Scent Work Dog Sport

I recently took my dog Burt to his first Barn Hunt. We had such a fun time and got so many questions about it that I want to tell you more about this growing scent work dog sport! Barn Hunt is a scent work dog sport that's great for dogs of all ages, backgrounds and...

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Review: Nina Ottosson Hide N’Slide Dog Enrichment Puzzle

Review: Nina Ottosson Hide N’Slide Dog Enrichment Puzzle

Like many canine enrichment games, the Hide N'Slide dog puzzle by Nina Ottosson is designed to hide treats or kibble and challenge your dog to "unlock" the rewards! Nina Ottosson's philosophy is that dogs and cats have four legs and one head. All five need exercise in...

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What’s a West Paw Toppl and How Do You Use It?

What’s a West Paw Toppl and How Do You Use It?

If you're familiar with the Kong, then you know how much dogs love to eat tasty treats out of a rubbery enrichment toy. There are a lot of stuffable dog toys available beyond the Kong! You can use these to mix up your enrichment routine with your dog or keep them busy...

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Kong Stuffing Ideas to Mix Up Your Dog’s Routine

Kong Stuffing Ideas to Mix Up Your Dog’s Routine

Kongs are one of the dog toys that every dog parent should know about. These stuffable rubber toys are perfect for all stages of your dog's life, from puppies to senior dogs! Kongs come in a variety of styles. I’ve always bought the regular sized red Kong and they’ve...

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How to Make a DIY Holiday Snuffle Mat for Dogs

How to Make a DIY Holiday Snuffle Mat for Dogs

Are you looking for a fun, easy, and affordable holiday DIY for your dog? Try making a DIY Holiday Snuffle Mat! A snuffle mat is a great enrichment toy that can turn mealtime into a challenging and rewarding mental game for your dog. This one gets a holiday twist with...

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Canine Enrichment Doggy Cannoli Recipe

Canine Enrichment Doggy Cannoli Recipe

I love to find creative ways to work canine enrichment into my dog's day. We have tons of toys, homemade puzzles and games to play to keep Lucy and Burt on their toes. So when I got dried beef trachea chews in our monthly Real Dog Box, I decided to try making a doggy...

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The Best Dog Chews for Mental Stimulation

The Best Dog Chews for Mental Stimulation

Are you using dog chews to give your pup some much needed mental stimulation? There are a ton of benefits to single-ingredient dried chews. One of the best perks is exercising your dog's brain! Chewing taps into your dog's natural instincts and challenges their...

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DIY Busy Box Enrichment Toy for Your Bored Dog

DIY Busy Box Enrichment Toy for Your Bored Dog

Are you spending way more time at home than usual? Currently, we're practicing social distancing. Lucy and Burt are still getting plenty of walks, but time at the dog park just isn't the same right now. I'm trying to replace the mental stimulation they get by playing...

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Healthy Kong Stuffing Recipes That My Labradors Love

Healthy Kong Stuffing Recipes That My Labradors Love

One of the best tools to keep your dog busy is a Kong! These are great on days with bad weather when you can't get your dog out for regular exercise. If you work from home, a stuffed Kong can keep your dog busy while you're on an important phone call. Kongs are also...

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