Enrichment

Most behavioral problems with puppies boil down to a lack of training or boredom. Dogs, like people, need mental and physical exercise in order to be their best. Dogs interact with the world via their mouths, so chew toys are a great way to give them something to do -- and something to eat other than your slippers. Puzzles and snuffle mats are also great ways to keep your dog mentally engaged.

Check out some of my favorites below. Just click on the Images!

biosilk

biosilk

BEST DETANGLER FOR DOGS — High quality ingredients minimize the stress of dog brushing by reducing pulling of matted areas and leave your dog's fur shiny, soft, and smelling fresh.

benebone

benebone

Benebone Wishbone - A great treat for tough chewers, it has long lasting flavor and the shape makes it easy for dogs to pick up and chew.

bullysticks

bullysticks

Bully Sticks - Bully Sticks are another great, natural, long-lasting chew toy for your puppy. Great for crate time!

calming dog bed

calming dog bed

Calming Dog Bed - In addition to stimulation, dogs need a place to feel safe and relaxed. This bed is great for helping your pooch chill out after a training session or a long walk.

crate

crate

Comfy Crate - Dogs are den animals, and while a wire crate might not look very inviting to you or me, the small, enclosed space is homey and comforting to your dog.

revol-crate

revol-crate

Diggs Revel Crate - Introducing the best crate ever! More comfortable, ergonomic, beautiful and inviting it's Revol. Use Code Saratoga25

dog-dryer

dog-dryer

Dog Blow Dryer - Amazing Dog Dryer with 5 useful attachments. It has great power and heat!

groomingset

groomingset

Home Grooming Set - Doodles need regular grooming to be their healthiest and happiest. Grooming time can also be great bonding time.

iris-pen

iris-pen

Iris Puppy Pen - IRIS USA 4 - Panel Pet Pen is perfect for your pooch. Light weight and quick to assemble.

Kong Chew Toy

Kong Chew Toy

Kong Chew Toy - The Kong is a classic for a reason. Give your dog something productive to do. Fill it with Peanut Butter, or Squeeze Cheese.

snuffle-mat

snuffle-mat

Snuffle Mat - Dog Training Toys: It is a unique dog training mat that allows your dog to find snacks or small toys hidden in the mat. It helps to train your dog's smell, consume your dog's energy and lose weight. Keep your dog occupied and avoid your dog being bored and engaged in destructive behavior.

treat-ball

treat-ball

MENTALLY STIMULATE YOUR DOG - Side slots and a hollow center allow you to put in Snacks or other small treats. As working to retrieve the tasty rewards, dogs challenge their intellect, burn extra energy, and stay out of mischief. It will keep dogs mentally and physically active while playing.

Of course, your puppy is happiest when you're interacting with them. Training time is good bonding, but it's also nice to have some more relaxed, less structured, playtime with your pup. Interactive toys such as ropes (for tug of war) and balls (for fetch) are wonderful tools to help you engage with your dog. Additionally, a regular grooming routine is a great way to not only keep your pup clean but build a bond with them.

 

Dogs need more sleep than people do -- generally around 12 hours a day. So it's important that your dog has comfortable, safe places to nap throughout the day. This gives your dog a feeling of security and lets them rest up so they can be their best once nap time is over.