Have y’all made it this far through the #PAW5EnrichedLifeChallenge with us? Are you having a good time? Miss Molly and pack are truly loving it! Each day they are excited and each night they are a happy tired. We have been enjoying the 6 categories of enrichment for our dogs. Today, it is time for us to kick off Day 4 and we have a lot of exciting activities planned.
For Day 4 of the #PAW5EnrichedLifeChallenge, we have a paper towel puzzle, training walks, blanket burrito, a little TV, more of the muffin tin game and fetch. Plus, the dogs get a real treat of a car ride! Miss Molly and the pack LOVE car rides! I combine this one with a few quick errands like going to the bank or paying a couple of bills through the drive though windows. Here in my town, most of the drive-through windows pass out treats for the doggies. The pups are always excited to go pay bills, whether I am or not 🙂
Dog Puzzles, Fetch, Music, TV and a Car Ride!
Paper Towel Roll Puzzle
Take a used paper towel roll, and cut some holes into it that would be big enough to let kibble or treats fall out. Take some tape and close up the ends of the roll, and voila! You have perhaps the easiest DIY food/treat puzzle! This will require some clean up, as they are sure to destroy it!
A more advanced version is to fill the tube with kibble and stuff both ends with a paper towel and then twist them closed.
You can make this puzzle as easy or difficult as your pup can handle! You can simply scatter treats on the ground and cover it with a blanket; or sprinkle the treats into the blanket and roll it up, enclosing the treats. The hardest versions are to tie the blanket (or dish towel) with rubber bands in places or braid several blankets or dish towels together or create little compartments for the treats to go into. So simple!
Upside Down Muffin Tin
Turn a muffin tin upside down and spread kibble between the bumps. Your dog will have to nudge the food around from all different angles. This is good for larger dogs, but for smaller pooches try a mini muffin tin.
For the full PAW5 Enriched Life Challenge with ground rules, advice, activity instructions, and alternative activities, head over to the PAW5 Enriched Life Challenge home page.
We’d love to hear how your day went!
What was your pup’s favorite activity?
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Be sure and come back early tomorrow for Day 5 (the final day) of the PAW5 Enriched Life Challenge. We will have a new daily menu of fun pawsome activities!
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