Category: Enrichment Activities for Dogs

An Easy, Fast, Inexpensive Way You Can Help Shelter Dogs

An Easy, Fast, Inexpensive Way You Can Help Shelter Dogs
Not able to volunteer? Not sure about fostering? Not ready to adopt? NOT a problem! If you CAN do just one tiny thing, may I suggest picking up a can of cheese (or a package of hot dogs, or  training treats) for your local shelter? That simple, random act of kindness will do more than you think for the pups-in-need there. (As in:... Read more »

Dog Toy Review: Dog Worker Puzzle by Nina Ottosson

In keeping with the theme of providing enrichment for dogs, particularly during times of year when outdoor activities are limited, I want to show you a great dog puzzle just added to the mix here for my pet sitting guests. I have a wide range of dogs that stay with me so watch for reviews... Read more »

Need a Boredom Buster STAT? Raid the Recycling Bin for DIY Dog Toys and Be Prepared to Experiment

Need a Boredom Buster STAT? Raid the Recycling Bin for DIY Dog Toys and Be Prepared to Experiment
Yes. There is such a thing as needing dog toys stat. I just lived it and will lay out my first ever attempt at making DIY dog toys for you. I learned some fine points that I did not see on online tip posts that I am sure you will want to know. First, why would someone... Read more »
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Is Your Perfect Dog Perfectly Bored? Middle Aged Dogs May Need Extra Help Getting Through the Winter

Is Your Perfect Dog Perfectly Bored? Middle Aged Dogs May Need Extra Help Getting Through the Winter
As a pet sitter, I am always on the lookout for solutions to keep my guests happy and comfortable. Every dog offers me a different puzzle to solve. There are the newbies who need help settling in to my home on their very first stay (Who are you and why did my mommy drive away... Read more »

Feeding Toys Provide Enrichment for Active Dogs [Video]

Feeding Toys Provide Enrichment for Active Dogs [Video]
As a shelter volunteer, I’ve had the joy of hosting several canine guests in my home to give them breaks from shelter life while they wait for adoption.  That has made me a big fan of durable toys and enrichment activities because my chief goal in bringing dogs here is to help them de-stress. My... Read more »