You can place kibble, canned dog food, or healthy “people foods” like yogurt or pureed pumpkin into these toys to keep your dog entertained for quite some time. And as a bonus, they can continue to chew on the toys once they’ve retrieved the goodies.
How do you entertain a dog with a cone?
Hold the cone, or place it on the ground in front of you. Do not try and put it on your dog in any way. Reward with a treat any time your dog shows interest in the cone. Any time they sniff, touch it with their nose, or even look at it, praise and give a treat.
How do dogs get mental stimulation?
Play “go find it” with your dog:
Put your dog in another room or in his crate; then hide a few treats that have a strong scent. Start with somewhere close by and simple, at first. Then release your pup and say, “go find it!” Watch as your pup engages his doggie-powerful senses to find the treat and then enjoy it.
Does sniffing mentally stimulate a dog?
Sniffing gives dogs mental stimulation and serves very important functions. One pit-stop on a walk can tell a dog who peed there last, whether or not humans were there, or even if a squirrel stopped by for a minute. Dogs also get additional exercise and exploit more muscles when they stop and sniff.
Are Kongs mentally stimulating?
Stuffed Kong’s are mentally stimulating and challenge your dog’s ability to get to the treat. It is also a great way to keep your pet busy when you are at work.