Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NorthStar Pet: Cooped-Up Enrichment


My pet sitter and colleague Karen Meldrum of Wizard of Dogz has some easy, imaginative, and proven suggestions to help dogs expend energy and help the cabin-fever break:

Dogs are getting frustrated at not getting their walks or being outside to run and frolic in the yard, so make sure you keep them busy inside!. I throw tiny training treats around the house, under beds, into their toy piles and chew baskets and send them on a mad treat finding game.

Then keep their mouths busy with frozen licks and chews! Gather up your kongs, shin bones, compresed rawhide, nylabones, etc. Smear/fill them with peanut butter, pumpkin, yogurt, applesauce, over-ripened banana and a splatter of kibble or treats and put them in the freezer. All sure to keep them busy and make them happy!

Thanks, Karen!

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