Expert offers tips to control “bad” dog behavior with enrichment toys, playtime, and socialization.
Physical activity for a dog is vital for that dog’s happiness and well-being. Stimulating your companion animal mentally is just as important as physical exercise.
Animal Welfare is always looking for donations of enrichment toys to help keep Shelter dogs busy and happy. Donations can be made in person at any of their 3 locations, or online by ordering through their Amazon Wish List.
There are many ways to keep a dog stimulated while their owner is gone, such as:
- Kong enrichment toys
- Hiding their food all throughout the house for them to find
- Training classes
- Social time with other dogs
- Alternating enrichment toys and activities will keep them interested and engaged
If a dog is bored, he or she is most likely to find something to entertain himself. Chewing, barking, and getting into things they shouldn’t are all symptoms of a bored dog.
PET OF THE WEEK:
Wilma is an 8-year-old white and gray American Pit Bull Terrier, and is a puppy-at-heart kind of dog. She might be considered a ‘senior’ because of her age, but she loves playing and treats as much as any puppy does! Wilma is looking for a good quiet home where she can curl up at your feet in a soft bed and fall asleep. She has a sweet and goofy personality and is eager to befriend everyone she meets!
To adopt Wilma, or for more information, visit AWD’s website.