Limited walks can be frustrating for your dog at this time and so one of our volunteers, Kate, has shared some ideas of ways to keep your dogs busy during lock-down and beyond!
Like most of us - humans and dogs - things have changed in our lives recently. My dogs certainly are not getting the same interactions as before so I have tried different approaches to their normal feeding:
Firstly I have been scatter feeding - this isn't rocket science and basically entails putting their dry food/kibble around the garden to make them sniff it out and eat it.
Any kind of game where your dog has to work for his/her food is good for their brain. Filling the yellow/green game with different food - some kibble and some higher value treats is a good way for your dog to use their brain. Even mine can use this so it really cant be that hard!
Give your dog/s time to be come adjusted to these tools and you'll understand which ones they are interested in, which ones they can be left with and which need supervision.
Cleaning these are important, and I put each of these gadgets through the dishwasher to ensure high temperature cleaning. Anything for an easy life!
Just some ideas to keep your dog happy and engaged during this quite bizarre time in our lives.
Snuffle mats are really good to use. If you are an office person like me then in this lockdown these mats can buy you more than half an hour from your pup/ dog. It's like a playing toy. Your dog can eat and also get trained on how to find food together. These mats also calm the dog's mood. really recommended.
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