scent enrichment for dogs

Scent Enrichment

Scent Enrichment For Dogs

Part IV of the Dog’s Nose Knows

As many of you may be aware, captive exotic animals can become very bored, frustrated and anxious without having some kind of daily environmental enrichment in their lives. I am not a big fan of zoos and animal parks however, a few of them have come a long way and have worked hard at enhancing the animal’s lives by incorporating varying enrichment exercises and objects to help mimic their “natural” environment in the wild.

Dogs love using their noses, it gives them pleasure and calms them down. For them, smelling and sniffing is the most natural thing in the world!

Read the entire article HERE

My next post will go into some more enrichment ideas that involve the dog’s nose.

NOTE: If you are a dog breeder or you work with puppies at an animal shelter, you may be interested in learning more about how to raise more intellegent, “bomb proof” puppies using Puppy Culure Protocols.

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. LOL Cheryl, hopefully after she observes how your sister’s dog does it then she will figure it out too. I think the idea is that they SMELL the treats and do what ever they need to get to the treat and once they figure it out they are rewarded with the treat they smelled. 🙂

    *Dr. Jeanette (Jeannie) Thomason* *Certified Animal Naturopath/Small Animal Health Coach*

    Websites:

    *The Whole Dog* https://thewholedog.com

    *Aromatherapy for Animals* http://www.aromanotes.com/drjeannie

    *American Council of Animal Naturopathy* http://www.animalnaturopathycouncil.org

  2. I would love to use puzzle toys with Sophie, we purchased two styles but Sophie just barks at them and us. I have sat down on the ground with her and showed her and opened flaps for her to eat the treat, when my puzzle oriented sisters dog came up she watched him spill the freeze dried raw and joins him gobbling it up.

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