Enrichment involves all of a dog or cat’s senses and functions. Cognitive enrichment has a number of specific benefits.
Now it’s time to prepare for that third trimester of pregnancy and the moment you bring your newborn home.
There are a million things to plan before your little one greets the world. The second trimester is a great time to put your game plan into action.
Congratulations! You are going to be welcoming a baby into the family. To help your preparations be as thorough as possible, we offer this help getting your canine family member ready.
Moving is a major stressor for everyone. All that packing, coordinating logistics, schedule disruptions, last-minute surprises. Just imagine how your dog feels, too!
Dogs by nature are social creatures. That’s the basis of social enrichment.
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.