String Vegetable Game For Dogs: A Cheap and Easy Enrichment Activity For Dogs

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Physical exercise is incredibly important. But mental stimulation is arguably just as important, if not more so. It is thought that 1 hour of physical exercise is equivalent to 10 minutes of mental training. It is a great way to tire out your furry friend, as well as leaving them feeling fulfilled and happy.
There are plenty of ways to mentally challenge your pooch, from a sniffy walk in a new park to some of the more fancy toys explicitly designed for brain games.

 

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Benefits Of Canine Enrichment Games:

  • Tires your dog out - A tired dog tends to be easier to train and better behaved
  • Increase brain capacity - Playing games keeps your dogs brain sharp
  • Rewarding for your dog - Being rewarded with treats or toys is great for dogs, it keeps them happy and mentally healthy
  • Lowers stress and anxiety - Increasing physical and mental exercise is excellent for decreasing mental stress for your dog
  • Increases the bond between you and your dog - Introducing new and fun games is exciting for your dog, by helping and playing these games, you will improve and build your relationship

 

We love finding games our dogs enjoy, and they’re perfect when you can only do a short walk or as an additional enrichment activity. 
This is a great one for dogs who have never done enrichment before.
It's the cheapest and easiest of our enrichment activities. You can use any vegetables suitable for dogs. Our favorites are cucumber, bananas, apples, carrots, and zucchini. 

 

How To Make A String Vegetable Game For Dogs

Equipment:

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  • String
  • Vegetables
  • Knife
Directions: 
1. Cut the vegetables into rings.
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2. Cut holes in the middle of the rings.
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3. Thread the vegetables onto the string.
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4. Tie the string between chairs, table legs, or any other furniture.
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5. Play!
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 Quick Video On How To Make A String Vegetable Game For Dogs

Disclaimer: Always supervise your dog when using enrichment toys.

 

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Disclaimer: Each dog is different, and every circumstance is different. All efforts have been made to provide accurate information. However, it is not provided by a qualified Veterinarian, Veterinarian Surgeon, or Behaviorist. The information provided is purely educational. The information should not be used as an alternative or substitute for medical care. If you have any health or medical concerns, contact a qualified Veterinary Surgeon or Veterinarian immediately.

 

1 comment

  • Great idea! I have not seen this game before. Definitely gonna try it. Thanks

    Olesia Kuzmyk

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