People talk about enrichment a lot- myself included. But what are the types of enrichment available to our dogs? and how can we make sure they are getting all?
physical enrichment is taking our dogs for walks, allowing our dogs to dig or chase, etc⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
this is the are that most people focus on most when talking about enrichment. These are the puzzle games (kongs, etc), and scent games. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is petting or chewing type activities. Anything that works your dogs senses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is where your dog engages with other dogs or humans. Play dates or daycares are typical.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
These are the adventure days for your dogs. The trip to a new park, walking up a hill, trying agility, etc⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s really important we include ALL 5 elements into our dogs life- don’t just focus on 1 or 2.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This week, challenge yourself to include all 5 types of enrichment into your dogs adventures with you and let me know how you get on.