All of us have played with puzzles for entertainment, doggie puzzles have the same benefit for our dogs. Puzzles provide much needed mental stimulation, allowing pups to use their senses to get the reward. Some dogs will be able to figure it out in 5 minutes and some pups will need a few days, once you know your dogs benchmark it's time to challenge them.
During quarantine, it's easy for your pup to gain weight or lose weight an interactive dog toy can help.
If your pup is gaining weight. Break a regular treat into 3 or 4 and spread it out through the puzzle.
If your pup has lost weight or has anxiety, try showing them how the puzzle works. Add tasty treats, boiled chicken or peanut butter to the puzzle
Puzzles are great for:
- Introducing new foods
- Provide indoor exercise
- Help with weight management
- Keeps puppies busy
Here are some ways you can use your doggie puzzle:
- Time your pups progress
- Add frozen chicken broth ( freeze them in icecubes)
- Add Peanut Butter ( takes longer to lick )
- Use fresh fruits
- Split meals
Watch Indo take on his doggie puzzle here: