Let’s talk about Enrichment

So, what is enrichment? Also known as behavioural enrichment, these activities allow your pets to use their natural instincts, such as hunting, sniffing, digging and more.

Mental stimulation is just as important as physical stimulation as it allows your dog to perform natural behaviours. This is key to your dog’s welfare, and it also improves their problem-solving skills.

The bonus of meeting your dog’s mental needs are;

  • Constantly learning something new
  • Lowers stress levels and frustration
  • Decreases boredom
  • Burns off excess energy
  • Curbs unwanted behaviour

It’s especially important to us at CDCH to provide our dogs with daily enrichment as well as physical exercise to ensure they don’t become bored while living in a kennel environment.

We have create an Amazon wishlist were you can select, purchase and donate our much needed items directly to the centre

In the video below, you can see our own Yoko enjoying an enrichment box which is full of different textured toys, cardboard, tissue paper and tasty sausage. This is just one simple activity (out of so many) that you could provide to your dog for mental stimulation.

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