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7 Easy Ways To Create Sensory Enrichment For Your Dog

Updated: Apr 5, 2022

Canine enrichment is ethically part of the daily role of the guardian of a domestic dog.

Enrichment is a term given to the opportunity to practice natural behaviours for domesticated animals. The more variety of experience the dog is provided with, within their ability to be confident and relaxed, the more enriching their life will be. Excellent canine enrichment uses all of the dog's senses. Here's a variety of easy activities to get you started.

Olfactory stimulation is enrichment through the sense of smell. Something simple such as exploring a new area, provides natural olfactory enrichment. A dog can be provided with opportunities to use their sense of smell through scent work games, such as hiding a toy or wide scatter feeding in the long grass.