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5 Ways An Old Cardboard Box Can Make Your Dog Happy

I recently ordered some dog blankets and yesterday they arrived. I had ordered nine and was surprised they came in a box. On opening it, I realised they came in individual boxes too which seemed pointless when we live on a struggling planet. However, they did give me an enrichment idea – every cloud has a silver lining.

So, here’s 5 free and easy enrichment ideas for you and your dog.

A Box of Kongs

Kongs can be stuffed to the brim or just have one treat in them. Often we stuff them and hand …

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Easy Dog Behaviour With Simple Scentwork

It’s part of our culture to walk the dog and provide him one or two meals a day. That’s food and exercise – it’s how we meet a dog’s needs. Dogs need much more though, like us they need the right kind of physical exercise, proper mental stimulation, play, the chance to use their natural skills and the opportunity to practice natural behaviour. This is why when the busy natured dog has had a walk and meal, he’s often still looking for something to do.

Food will always motivate a dog. Eating keep…

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Make Dinner Time More Interesting For Your Dog

Food games, are a great way to mix extra time and dinnertime for dogs.

Food games are easiest and most obvious to the dog learning to sniff for fun and relaxation. Foraging is such a natural behaviour that most dogs love it, and naturally know how to do it. Food fulfils a primary need and tasty food is motivating and interesting enough to merit a little sniff effort. The beauty of food games and foraging is that we can start the dog off so easily, that he can’t possibly find a way…

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