Enrichment for dogs during the Covid-19 lockdown​


Many caregivers are struggling with finding ways in which to give their dogs the mental and physical stimulation they need during the Covid-19 lockdown. Our wonderful ISCP members have generously offered to share their tips, ideas, videos, booklets and presentations on how to enrich the lives of dogs who can currently only be walked close to the home for short periods. We hope you’ll find these useful!

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Quick Tips


'You can make enrichment toys out of things you already have at home – your recycling in particular. I’ll hide treats in egg boxes, hide treats in cereal boxes and put some scrunched up newspaper in the box to make them forage more for the treats. A lot of dogs enjoy ripping up the boxes too, it does just create a bit of mess for you to clean up afterwards!' - Charlotte Leech


'Do animal husbandry training for pups and dogs who are fearful of groomers and vets. Low stress handling and restraint, brushing, blow dryer, etc.' - Jill Breitner

'I have big trees in my garden, so I squish sausage, sardine or cheese into the trunks at various heights. Nyla loves her sausage trees.' - Paula Tanner


eBooks and Presentations


Canine Enrichment & Coronavirus - eBook by Ruby Leslie

Keep your dog happy during a long-term self-quarantine - guide by Roman Gottfried

Care, enrichment and training for dogs during self-isolation - guide by Freya Locke

Videos


Debby Lucken of PocoDogs will be going live on YouTube every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am GMT for 15 minutes to share tips about enrichment and training. These start on March 30th and you can watch the introductory video here.


Emma Goulding-Bosworth. Sookie’s Boredom Buster Brain Games – 1: Blanket Roll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBD5PnVIaPI

Emma Goulding-Bosworth. Sookie’s Boredom Buster Brain Games – 2: Snuffle Mat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewS9pf4J6s4

Emma Goulding-Bosworth. Sookie’s Boredom Buster Brain Games – 3: Bottle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-cq5NnhuKE

Emma Goulding-Bosworth. Sookies Boredom Buster Brain Games 4 – Cupcake tin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EXan5e3TfU

Emma Goulding-Bosworth. Sookies Boredom Buster Brain Games 5: The Scatter Feed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG5Ry_zMYI0

Emma Goulding-Bosworth. Sookie’s Boredom Buster Brain Games 6: Fun Search https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL04ydyP7GE

Emma Goulding-Bosworth. Sookie’s Boredom Buster Brain Games 7: ‘Find It’ Feeding Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBqKFr9H5Fs

Emma Goulding-Bosworth. Sookie’s Boredom Buster Brain Games 8: DIY Tennis Ball https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7ph3TBn_Yo

Emma Goulding-Bosworth. Sookie’s Boredom Buster Brain Games 9: The Ball Pit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU3v-FHydvU

Emma Goulding-Bosworth. Sookie’s Boredom Buster Brain Game 10: Rug n roll https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ1yy5rTlAg

Emma Goulding-Bosworth. Sookies Boredom Buster Brain Games 11: simple enrichment box https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp8fZwKG-O4

Emma Goulding-Bosworth. Sookie’s TowelBox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBm4SGWcnJM

Emma Goulding-Bosworth. Sookies dissector ball

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i6hX-nBvF4 Emma Goulding-Bosworth. Sookie’s Tshirt Tie Up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4kFkXdKekU

Emma Goulding-Bosworth. Sookie’s Dinner Enrichment Box https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMzoWZJneOo

Emma Goulding-Bosworth. Frozen feeder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHyfIkQvhHk&t=6s

Facebook Groups


Facebook

Thanks to Renee Rhoades for suggesting this Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/K9.enrichment.reviews/

Another excellent Facebook group is Canine Enrichment:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/canineenrichment/

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