Physical environment is the third form of enrichment for animals. But feng shui for dogs? Go with me on this one.
It’s easy to overlook all the amazing smells, textures, sounds, tastes and sights in life when we get busy and focused on the demands of life. Our dogs are probably more tuned into these things than we are, but we tend short-change them on those experiences.
Dogs, for the most part, have it pretty easy these days.
They don’t have to hunt and forage for their own food. They have it presented to them two or three times a day. For many dogs, mealtime lasts, oh, maybe 30 seconds.
Who doesn’t like choices? I certainly do. I know my dog and cats do, too. Choice is at the root of a behavioral construct called Enrichment.