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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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Day 67 Suspended Puzzles Pt. 2

Day 67! More suspended puzzles!

Remember, the goal is not to make it difficult, but instead to make it just challenging enough that they can succeed quickly and without frustration.

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 67 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 Puzzles

At a glance:

  • taking puzzles to a new height, literally, changes the challenge greatly
  • you really can suspend any puzzle, and today, we are going to build on the puzzling abilities developed on Day 53 in Part 1 – you can start there, if you like, to help your dogs gain the skills
  • food and cognitive based enrichment
  • get the family involved in this one – kids love making puzzles for pets and these challenges offer…

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Day 64 DIY Nail Care

Day 64! Make your own nail board today!

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 64 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!

DIY Nail Care

At a glance:

  • build a nail file and teach your dog to file their nails themselves
  • most suitable for the front nails, which often are the ones that need most care
  • many, many dogs find having their feet handled or touched very unpleasant
  • improve your pet’s comfort with having feet handled and with the presence of nail clipping equipment
  • social and cognitive based enrichment
  • although children can make great dog trainers with the right guidance…

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Day 46 Teasers

Day 46! Teasers!

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 46 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!

Teasers

At a glance:

  • puzzles that require the dog to move an item to reveal hidden food
  • 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…

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Day 44 Puzzle Chains

Day 44! Puzzle chains…

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 44 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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Puzzle Chains

At a glance:

  • string up different puzzles on a cord or stake and let the puzzling begin!
  • food and cognitive based enrichment
  • 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 puzzle for their pets.
    Remember, supervise children in all enrichment activities and interactions with pets.
  • Puzzle chain prep will probably take…

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Day 39 Bottles

Day 39! Bottles today!

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 39 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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Bottles

At a glance:

  • plastic bottles can make versatile food puzzles and toys
  • food and cognitive based enrichment
  • add food, wrap it up, add it to a Busy Box, suspend it, make a toy
  • 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 puzzle bottles for their pets.
    Remember, supervise children in all enrichment…

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Day 37 Lappables & Lickables

Day 37! So many lappable and lickable ideas today!

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 37 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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Lappables & Lickables

At a glance:

  • devices to encourage your dog to use their tongue
  • food based enrichment
  • line it, spread it, freeze it, suspend them
  • 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 different challenges for their pets.
    Remember, supervise children in all enrichment activities and interactions with pets.
  • prep will probably take you 5-10…

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Day 31: Foraging Boxes

Day 31 and a full month done!
Foraging boxes are just the best; no matter how experienced the dog, these will almost always entertain.

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 31 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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Foraging Boxes

At a glance:

  • shallow, open boxes with fun and puzzles inside encouraging snuffling and foraging
  • food based enrichment
  • add food to loose items for your dog to snuffle out
  • 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 Foraging Boxes for their pets.
    Remember, supervise children in all enrichment activities and interactions…

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Day 30 Digging

Day 30 Digging!

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 30 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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Digging

At a glance:

  • normal, natural, necessary dog behaviour
  • similar to chewing and dissection in annoying pet owners
  • food based and sensory based enrichment
  • different dogs have different motivations for digging, with some digging at any opportunity, while some show little interest in digging as a past-time
  • 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…

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Day 1: Stuffables

And so it begins…

Get your stuffables ready for Day 1!

AniEd Ireland

Welcome to Day 1 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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Stuffables

At a glance:

  • durable toys or items with a hollow space within for stuffing
  • food based enrichment
  • line them, stuff them, freeze them, hide them, suspend them
  • 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 stuffables for their pets.
    Remember, supervise children in all enrichment activities and interactions with pets.
  • stuffable prep…

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