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Well, we made it through the 4th of July weekend. Summer is well under way here at the Jersey shore. Traffic is extremely unpleasant, as are the high temps and humidity. Some folks don’t realize that if we humans are uncomfortable in heat and humidity, our pets likely are as well. When the weather and air quality is like this I spend most of my leisure time indoors. The same applies for Dobby. When it’s very hot or humid I keep the amount of gallavanting he does in the yard down to a minimum. Of course, this means he’s inside more, which is far less exciting for him. As such, its very important that I find ways to keep him from getting bored. I’ve been using Wellness® CORE RawRev™ lately to help me accomplish this task.
You may recall what Wellness® CORE RawRev™ is from my recent post. Wellness® CORE RawRev is a new dog food that makes raw feeding easy and safe. It’s a high-protein, 100% grain-free kibble that is combined with 100% freeze dried raw meat pieces, creating a tasty, high protein, nutrient-rich meal with everything your dog needs to thrive from the core. Food high in protein help promote lean body mass and muscle tone. Nutrients Glucosamine and Chondroitin serve to develop strong joints.
Good nutrition is always important, as is exercise. Obviously if a pet is inside and it’s extremely hot outside they won’t be out there exerting themselves during play. Since they aren’t getting the amount of activity they usually get and need, it’s very important that we provide enrichment activities for our pet while they are inside. This will help keep your pet busy and help prevent them from getting bored as quickly. Fun indoor activities will hold their interest and keep their mind active when it’s too ht to play outside. Here are a few of Dobby’s favorite ways to stay busy on a hot summer day.
Play the shell game
To play the shell game with your dog, place a treat under one of three cups. I use one of the raw pieces of RawRev when we play this because Doby absolutely loves them. Once you’ve placed the piece of food, shuffle the cups around and ask your dog to find the treat.
Stuff a toy
Take a large raw piece of RawRev and hide it inside a toy like a Kong. Give it to your dog and they’ll stay busy trying to get it out of there.
Play tug o war
This is a game that I’d be willing to bet every dog owner has already played at some time. Give one end of a sturdy long(ish) toy to our dog. You hold the other end. All you’ll have to do is grab it or tug it once and your dog will join right in and start tugging.
Learn or practice commands
Reward your dog with a piece of RawRev once he starts learning a new command or mastering one that you’ve been working on.
Incorporate familiar commands into games
Remember playing hide and seek as a child? You can play it now as an adult with your dog! As long as your dog can stay for a half a minute or so you can play this game. Reward the dog with a piece of RawRev when he finds you.
Have some ice cream
Just kidding. Offer your dog a new toy. I found some ice cream shaped toys in the clearance rack at PetSmart while I was picking up some more RawRev. Dobby has been enjoying them almost as much as you and I enjoy real ice cream!
These are just five of the many ways that you can help leep your dog engaged while indoors. Three of the five don’t cost anything other than food you already buy. The remaining two are quite affordable, just check the toy clearance bin at PetSmart when you’re shopping for your pet food and/or supplies.
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How do you help keep your dog engaged while you’re indoors escaping the summer heat?
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