Will work for food!

Did you know that most dogs prefer to work for their food? While filling up a bowl is easy, making you pup work for their food may be more rewarding, for you and them.

Food is a valuable resource for dogs and can help pets in all sorts of ways including socialization, stress reduction, entertainment, tasks completion and reward. Enrichment toys and puzzle feeders are a great way to make pets work for their food, keep them active, and help them learn.

Studies have shown that food enrichment toys increase pets appetite behaviors, activity, and reduce signs of stress like barking. These have also been shown to reinforce and reward independent behaviors, which can help helping to reduce anxiety longterm. 

Next time you feed or treat your pup, put them to work and see how much they like the challenge!

Check out our Spring Kit that includes one of our favorite slow feeder toys!

Happy playing!

Dr. Nicky

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