Stuck with an energetic dog and looking for ways to keep them occupied? You’re not alone When Covid 19 struck way back in January 2020, many of us valued the quality time we could have with our dogs. At least, this was the case for a high proportion of two years, and now those restrictions have ended.
One result of the changes has been more time away from home – hence less cabin fever. For our your pooches though, they’ll still be indoors until you come back!
So, here are some ways to keep them occupied and from getting bored.
The Wuf Salad – Interactive Dog Toy
Please allow us the opportunity to unashamedly (but proudly) namedrop our own signature product- WUFSALAD! This allows a dog to forage for food or treats within an eco-friendly and attractive snuffle mat. This allows a slowed-down eating process, and is something your dog can use whether or not you are present. You can use WUFSALAD to train your dog as they snuffle and find the hidden treats, or for distributing their meal. See our dedicated website for more details!
A lot of people are familiar with the Dulux paint advert dog, and the rolls of toilet paper that it used to set in motion. As soon as your kitchen or toilet roll rube has run-out of paper, you can create your own food distributor and DIY boredom-buster. Place some food inside it, and block the ends with newspaper. Wrap other goodies in a newspaper too, and put them all in a box for your pup to unravel. Supervise your dog whilst playing, or else it could get a bit messy!
Chewerest – Himalayan chews
When a dog’s got to chew, a dog’s got to chew.
Chewerest Himalayan treats are safe, long lasting, all natural and gluten free, which could be why they are becoming so popular. They’re made of Yak’s milk and pretty tasty to dogs.
One of these could be the ideal boredom buster for when you’re not at home. You can leave one of these with your dog, and not worry about shards and small objects getting stuck in their throat (a risk with rawhide or antlers). It will last some time!
Alternatively, you may consider dispensing frozen treats. Use an ice cube tray to sprinkle bits of treats or food mixed with broth in each section and freeze. It can also be a fun way to deliver food that can keep your dog occupied for long periods.
When you’re back home, and if you want something easy to encourage your dog to hunt for his food, you can take a bowl and scatter it over the garden. It will ensure they take a while to sniff out the kibble and other parts of their dinner, slowing down eating time and using extra energy. We are pretty sure it will stop your dog from being bored for quite a while!
Looking for something great to treat your dog with? Try our monthly-themed boxes!