Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Puzzle toys to battle winter boredom!

Not only is it cold outside but the mounds of snow are unbelievably tall! Many of the dogs don't want to plow through the huge snow piles, and we certainly don't want them to get hurt doing so...

unfortunately, this means that the dogs get stuck inside more. The staff has to come up with new ideas constantly to challenge their minds so they don't become frustrated.

For example, today the staff talked about challenging Banner (see the GHF website) mentally since he is a quite complex BC, always ahead of the game and CONSTANTLY interpreting his environment... thinking and making sense of his world.

Treat puzzles are a great way to challenge dogs mentally... indoors! This link has a few that seem like good ones, complex enough for the intellectual BCs!

Doggie Puzzle Toys

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