Enriching the New Year!

on 05 January, 2018

Fun Feeder Friday for Fido

Do you have any pop or water bottles, juice containers or milk jugs ready for the recycle bin? I bet you do! Before tossing them in the trash or bin, try using them to enrich your pup’s mealtime.

This is one of Dolly’s favorite mealtime enrichment “toys”, and it’s so easy for me to prepare. It’s a simple, yet enjoyable, game for her to roll and toss around the bottle to dispense the food. Sometimes, I make it more challenging by stuffing one or two paper towel balls inside so she has to work harder for the food to fall out.

We had a guest dog staying with Smartypaws for a few weeks. This girl loved to snatch and run with things she wasn’t supposed to have. You should’ve seen her face when I handed her a water bottle full of food! The twinkle in her eyes and surprise on her face surpassed the most tickled child on Christmas morning. She had an absolute blast! And that’s what enrichment is all about.

For more easy mealtime enrichment ideas, check out our Jan 1st blog on 5 DIY enrichment feeders for Fido. Also, join us here and on Facebook every Friday in January to see those feeders in action.




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  • Debra was so wonderfully helpful when she came to do a home visit to help us help our dog, Lexus. I was worried I'd be made to feel guilty, but Debra was very understanding of our situation. I was also concerned she'd give us a bunch of suggestions we wouldn't be able to commit to, but she really worked with our time and lifestyle and gave us suggestions that can work for us and our dog. What a relief!

    -Adrienne Patrick

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