We all know how important is to meet our dogs daily exercise needs, but making sure we provide them with enough mental stimulation can be just as important and have some huge benefits to their health and wellbeing.
In this article, we are going to look at the benefits of
The total change in routine as a result of lockdown can be quite stressful for our dogs, even if they’re getting to spend a bit more time with us than normal!
Giving them some chilled out time with an enrichment activity can be a great way to help them relax.
It’s that time of year again where there are lots of fireworks and they will happen in most areas in the UK pretty regularly now until the new year, possibly even into the Chinese New Year!
It can be a scary time for our dogs and a frustrating time for us
It’s been a wet start to Autumn and you’ve probably already had your fair share of wet and muddy dog walks by now. If you want to take a break from the rain and keep your dog entertained indoors instead, then we’ve put together some of our favourite activities to
Play is such an important activity for dogs, and taking some time out of our day to spend quality time with our dogs with no distractions is great for our mental health too!
Just a few of the benefits of play include:
Mental Stimulation - This is such an important one. Just
If you're new to enrichment and looking for some inspiration, we're sharing our top tips on how to choose the activities your dog will love.
Enrichment is defined as ‘something you add to your dog’s environment that they choose to interact with and that has a positive impact on their psychological
With the new government guidelines now in place for the use of face masks, it’s likely our dogs will be seeing a lot of them around. Dogs have an incredible ability to read our facial expressions, so not being able to see our faces properly might be challenging for them
With lots of us having been at home with our dogs much more than usual during lockdown, they may be finding it challenging now we're starting to leave them alone again.
Any change in your dog's behaviour when they're left can be a sign of separation anxiety. We often think of dogs
While we all enjoy beautiful warm weather, unfortunately, unless we're careful it can be potentially lethal for our dogs. As they're not able to regulate their body temperature the same way that we do, they easily overheat, leading to heatstroke which can quickly become life threatening.
The signs of heatstroke