With colder weather coming in the days to come, I thought it might be a good idea to give you ways to add activity during days that you can’t go for long walks with your pet.
Many pets gets stir crazy during these times. This is a good time to teach hide and seek games with your pet.
- with food:
- There are food puzzles and kong toys that can all be filled with kibble to allow your pet to work for his food. Some will be able to do this in a matter of minutes and others may take almost an hour.
- You can also freeze the toys with food in them for added time to get to the food if they figure it out too quickly
- with toys:
- Teach your pet the name of his toys, then you can hide them around the house to provide stimulation and exercise.
- Make sure they are one work names to make it simpler. My dog knows ball, and bring it. So I plan on hiding the toys this winter for better stimulation. Our previous dog Rosie knew her Monkey stuffed animal name was George, so we would say where’s George, and she would go get him out of her kennel.