Enrichment Ideas – the secret to happy, well behaved dogs!
Enrichment is essential to keep dogs mentally active and feeling fulfilled. A bored dog is a destructive dog, so make sure you include enrichment in their daily activities.
Step one – throw away the traditional bowl! Check out our range of West Paw enrichment feeders such as the WestPaw Toppl and WestPaw Rumbl to make mealtimes fun!
Lickymats are great for dogs and cats. The perfect boredom buster, they can also help reduce anxiety in stressed pets. The licking behaviour naturally helps release endorphins – hormones which calm and soothe your dog as they enjoy their favourite treat. The Lickymat textured patterns are designed to please the tongues of both dogs and cats and work with all manner of treats and foods. Licking also enhances the sense of taste, ensuring your dog really enjoys their food. Freeze your pre-prepared Lickimats for treats that last even longer!
Food puzzles are another great option to keep your dog busy and entertained. Hide their food inside the puzzle, and watch them figure out how to turn, twist, lift and open each segment revealing the goodies inside.
Choose a few different types of enrichment tools and keep them on rotation. Whatever you choose, your dog with thank you for keeping their brains active and enriching their lives.