Sneak Peak!

Do you want a sneak peak into one of my training sessions?

Here’s a little smattering of my favorite toys and enrichment activities you can do with and for your dog which will add another outlet in guiding your dog towards some relaxation!

First, meals don’t need to happen in a bowl.

You can feed meals in a variety of ways which gets your dog thinking, doing something fun and productive and even slows down those Hoover dogs!

Using a snuffle mat (see below) have all sorts of nooks you can hide food in which encourages your dog to forage.

If your dog enjoys a bit more of a challenge like Jack, up-cycle those empty egg cartons into a puzzle feeder and place your dog’s meals in them.

Foraging Fun!

Watch the fun your dog’s have when they are finding all the bits!

Other great options of adding in some enriching activities your dog can do with you are using your broom and make it into a jumping pole.

Place it flat on the ground and encourage your dog to step over it.

As your dog is comfortable, you slowly raise it up off the ground.

Even encourage your dog to crawl underneath it!

Try them out and share what your favorite enrichment activity is to do with your dog!

Published by houndbiz

Katherine Porter is a force free, reward based dog behavior advisor and consultant serving clients and their companion dogs worldwide. Her calm and gentle approach in coaching clients in effectively communicating what they want to their dog blends her MSW background into her dog training and behavior practice. Katherine was a behavior consultant for Heeling Hounds after graduation. She opened Four Paws and You Dog Training LLC when the military relocated her family to Fort Sill, OK in 2015. During this time, she volunteered with Rainbow Bridge Can Wait where she provided post adoption consultations to new pet parents. She also developed and implemented tailored behavior modification plans for highly reactive dogs residing at the shelter. She also provided educational programs to military children through interactive workshops at the Fort Sill School Age Center. In 2017, Katherine relocated Four Paws and You Dog Training LLC to Germany. She served the Armed Forces communities in Bavaria. She continued coaching and advising her clients in addressing their companion dog’s fearful and reactive behavioral issues. Katherine takes a Do No Harm approach first and foremost in providing behavioral plans. She is committed in serving clients with gentle and modern science approaches in modifying behavioral concerns such as reactivity, aggression, separation anxiety and fear based responses. Katherine is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is focused on integrating a holistic and modern approach in addressing her client’s pet companion reactive behavior issues.

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