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Day 95 Grasses

Day 95! For the green fingered…

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 95 of #100daysofenrichment and thank you for joining us on this journey!

Although our challenges are directed mainly at dogs, we want all species to enjoy and benefit from #100daysofenrichment so, please join in, adjust and adapt to help your pet or companion live a more enriched life.

Don’t forget to review all the information leading up to #100daysofenrichment and more here on playing safe. Know your dog!

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Grasses

At a glance:

  • eating grass is natural, normal and necessary dog behaviour
  • grasses provide enrichment in other ways too
  • sensory based enrichment
  • providing access to safe grasses and other plants may benefit dogs in a number of ways
  • get the family involved in this one – for the most part, the dog will be doing all the work but children might like to be involved in some of today’s challenges

What do you need?

  • grass – an…

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Day 94 Winebox Puzzles Pt. 2

More winebox puzzles for Day 94!

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 94 of #100daysofenrichment and thank you for joining us on this journey!

Although our challenges are directed mainly at dogs, we want all species to enjoy and benefit from #100daysofenrichment so, please join in, adjust and adapt to help your pet or companion live a more enriched life.

Don’t forget to review all the information leading up to #100daysofenrichment and more here on playing safe. Know your dog!

Winebox Puzzles Part 2

At a glance:

  • taking puzzles to a new height, literally, changes the challenge greatly
  • cardboard wine bottle cardboard carriers make great puzzles…and they hold six bottles of wine…
    (Available from most off-licences and supermarkets.)
  • dress it up or down – a wide variety of puzzling challenges can be developed
  • food and cognitive based enrichment
  • adjusting the difficulty is easy so these are very adaptable puzzles
  • get the family involved in this one – kids…

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Day 93 Watersports

SPLASH! Day 93!

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 93 of #100daysofenrichment and thank you for joining us on this journey!

Although our challenges are directed mainly at dogs, we want all species to enjoy and benefit from #100daysofenrichment so, please join in, adjust and adapt to help your pet or companion live a more enriched life.

Don’t forget to review all the information leading up to #100daysofenrichment and more here on playing safe. Know your dog!

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Watersports

At a glance:

  • fun in, around or under water!
  • sensory based enrichment
  • interaction or exposure to water is not loved by all dogs, but introduced carefully and with a choice-led approach, lots of dogs can have fun with water sports
  • get the family involved in this one – for the most part, the dog will be doing all the work
    All interactions between dogs and children must be supervised and extra care will be needed with both…

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Day 92 Winebox Puzzles Pt. 1

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 92 of #100daysofenrichment and thank you for joining us on this journey!

Although our challenges are directed mainly at dogs, we want all species to enjoy and benefit from #100daysofenrichment so, please join in, adjust and adapt to help your pet or companion live a more enriched life.

Don’t forget to review all the information leading up to #100daysofenrichment and more here on playing safe. Know your dog!

Winebox Puzzles Part 1

At a glance:

  • cardboard wine bottle cardboard carriers make great puzzles…and they hold six bottles of wine…
    (Available from most off-licences and supermarkets.)
  • dress it up or down – a wide variety of puzzling challenges can be developed
  • food and cognitive based enrichment
  • adjusting the difficulty is easy so these are very adaptable puzzles
  • get the family involved in this one – kids love making puzzles for pets and these challenges offer lots of…

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Day 88 Suspended Teasers

Day 88! Add even more fun and challenge to teasers by suspending ’em!

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 88 of #100daysofenrichment and thank you for joining us on this journey!

Although our challenges are directed mainly at dogs, we want all species to enjoy and benefit from #100daysofenrichment so, please join in, adjust and adapt to help your pet or companion live a more enriched life.

Don’t forget to review all the information leading up to #100daysofenrichment and more here on playing safe. Know your dog!

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Suspended Teasers

At a glance:

  • puzzles that require the dog to move an item to reveal hidden food
  • today, we are going to suspend them too to add an extra dimension, literally
  • food and cognitive based enrichment
  • adjusting the difficulty is easy so these are very adaptable puzzles
  • get the family involved in this one – kids love making puzzles for pets and these challenges offer lots of opportunities for children to use their imagination to come up…

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Day 87 Stacked Puzzles

Day 87! Stacked puzzles!

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 87 of #100daysofenrichment and thank you for joining us on this journey!

Although our challenges are directed mainly at dogs, we want all species to enjoy and benefit from #100daysofenrichment so, please join in, adjust and adapt to help your pet or companion live a more enriched life.

Don’t forget to review all the information leading up to #100daysofenrichment and more here on playing safe. Know your dog!

Stacked Puzzles

At a glance:

  • stacked bowls or cups, with food, stacked together for some cognitive challenge
  • food based and cognitive based enrichment
  • add food, add packing, stack in a box…just stack ’em
  • get the family involved in this one – kids love making puzzles for pets and these challenges offer lots of opportunities for children to use their imagination to come up with the best puzzles for their pets.
    Remember, supervise children in all enrichment activities and…

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Day 85 Tubes

Day 85! Tubes!

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 85 of #100daysofenrichment and thank you for joining us on this journey!

Although our challenges are directed mainly at dogs, we want all species to enjoy and benefit from #100daysofenrichment so, please join in, adjust and adapt to help your pet or companion live a more enriched life.

Don’t forget to review all the information leading up to #100daysofenrichment and more here on playing safe. Know your dog!

Tubes

At a glance:

  • simple food puzzles using tubes in various ways
  • food and cognitive based enrichment
  • adjusting the difficulty is easy so these are very adaptable puzzles
  • get the family involved in this one – kids love making puzzles for pets and these challenges offer lots of opportunities for children to use their imagination to come up with the best teasers for their pets.
    Remember, supervise children in all enrichment activities and interactions with pets.
  • prepping tubes…

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Day 74 Snuffle Roll-ups

Day 74! Lots of different snuffle roll-ups for today – try them all!

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 74 of #100daysofenrichment and thank you for joining us on this journey!

Although our challenges are directed mainly at dogs, we want all species to enjoy and benefit from #100daysofenrichment so, please join in, adjust and adapt to help your pet or companion live a more enriched life.

Don’t forget to review all the information leading up to #100daysofenrichment and more here on playing safe. Know your dog!

Snuffle Roll-Ups

At a glance:

  • snuffling puzzles that challenge noses and brains
  • food based enrichment
  • roll treats or toys up in blankets, cloths, towels, sheets, clothing to make snuffle puzzles
  • get the family involved in this one – kids love making puzzles for pets and these challenges offer lots of opportunities for children to use their imagination to come up with the best blanket snuffle puzzles for their pets.
    Remember, supervise children in all enrichment activities and interactions…

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Day 71 Chasing

Day 71! Ready today’s posting carefully ‘cos not all chasing is appropriate or beneficial…

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 71 of #100daysofenrichment and thank you for joining us on this journey!

Although our challenges are directed mainly at dogs, we want all species to enjoy and benefit from #100daysofenrichment so, please join in, adjust and adapt to help your pet or companion live a more enriched life.

Don’t forget to review all the information leading up to #100daysofenrichment and more here on playing safe. Know your dog!

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Chasing

At a glance:

  • normal, natural, necessary dog behaviour
  • food based, cognitive and sensory based enrichment
  • different dogs have different motivations for chasing, with some chasing any time, any thing, at any opportunity, while some show less interest in chasing as a past-time
  • There are some challenges here that may cause a little too much excitement for getting the children involved.
    Remember, supervise children in all enrichment activities and interactions with pets.
  • some of these games will require…

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Day 69 Sniffing Saturday

Day 69 Get yer drag on!

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 69 of #100daysofenrichment and thank you for joining us on this journey!

Although our challenges are directed mainly at dogs, we want all species to enjoy and benefit from #100daysofenrichment so, please join in, adjust and adapt to help your pet or companion live a more enriched life.

Don’t forget to review all the information leading up to #100daysofenrichment and more here on playing safe. Know your dog!

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Drag Hunts

Saturdays during #100daysofenrichment are all about emphasising the dog in all our dogs; all about sniffing and doing dog things.

Last week, Day 62, we had lots of fun with searches and scavenger hunts…this week, we are going to build on that, get our dog tracking, following a trail we lay for them.

Your dog is already really good at this but now we are going to ask him to search for something we know…

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