12 easy enrichment activities for dogs

12 easy enrichment activities for dogs

By now, we all know the importance enrichment activities for dogs have on our pup’s life. They are not only an excellent way of keeping our dogs entertained on a rainy day or when we have things to do, but they also provide an extensive list of health benefits, such as stimulating cognition, improving stress management and helping them manage frustration. 

But we also know that constantly buying new enrichment toys and tools can be quite expensive. So, today we bring you 12 DIY easy enrichment activities you can do with stuff you most definitely will have at home, such as empty toilet paper rolls, old rags and plastic bottles.

Hey, you will also be recycling! So these easy ideas are a total win-win. 

In all of these enrichment activities for dogs, you can use one of Mokai’s delicious supplements. This way, apart from enriching your dog mentally and physically, you’ll be caring for his overall health. 

1. The Newspaper SuperBowl

What you’ll need:

How to make it:

  • Make crunched buns with the newspaper
  • Place all of them on the bowl
  • Throw the small pieces of food all over the newspaper bowl
  • Give it a good mix
  • Let your pup find the food

 2. Cups Challenge

What you’ll need:

How to make it:

  • Put a few pieces of your pup’s favorite treats on all of the cups
  • Place them one on top of the other
  • Now you have a tower of cups with treats hidden inside of them that will keep your dog entertained for a while

3. Box It Up

What you’ll need:

How to make it:

  • Open the boxes and throw the small pieces of food on all of them
  • Close the lids and let your pup do the work

4. Let’s Recycle!

What you’ll need:

How to make it:

  • Place some pieces of food inside of the roll
  • Fold the tips of the rolls inwards 
  • Make some of them so your dog’s entertained for a while and has their brain and snout working for some food 

5. The Rolling Bottle 

What you’ll need:

How to make it:

  • Make some holes the size of the food alongside the bottle
  • Place some food inside the bottle 
  • Put the curtain rod through the bottle, entering through its spout
  • Stick the rod between two walls at the height of your dog
  • Your pup will have to roll the bottle so the pieces of food fall to the floor and they can start enjoying them

The mechanism should look something like this

6. Uncover The Price

What you’ll need:

How to make it:

  • Distribute the recipients all over the floor
  • Put some of the food inside each one of them
  • Now your pup can go on a treasure hunt that will enrich his mind

7. The House Of Rags

What you’ll need:

How to make it:

  • Place the pieces of food on the rags and roll them up
  • Put them all together inside the box
  • Let that snout start working and find the treats

8. Under The Sea

What you’ll need

How to make it:

  • Distribue the pieces of food inside the bowl of water
  • See your pup submerge their snout to find the food

9. Frozen Treat

What you’ll need:

How to make it:

  • Place the water into the tupper 
  • Pour some broth into it
  • Put the kibble and sliced fruits into the tupper
  • Let it freeze
  • When it’s frozen, take it out and give it to your pup so they can lick their way to the treats

10. The Treat Maze

What you’ll need:

How to make it: 

  • Place the objects together around the house, making something that looks like kind of a maze
  • Distribute the food through, above and into the objects
  • Let your dog find their way through this delicious maze

11. DIY Snuffle Mat

What you’ll need:

How to make it:

  • Roll the towel while putting the treats between each fold
  • Let your pup enjoy it

12. The Treat Maple

What you’ll need:

How to make it:

  • Distribute the pieces of food inside the maple
  • Close it and give it to your dog so they can go on their first easter treat hunt 

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