July 30, 2018

Do you have a dog with boundless energy? Would you describe your dog as hyper active? Would he make a case study for dogs who might suffer from ADD? Have you tried rewarding him for calm behavior? Do you require down time or snuggle time and then make it worth his whil...

July 27, 2018

To enrich is to add greater value or significance to something. Enrichment for dogs can be anything that provides mental or physical stimulation for them. Providing this enrichment is important because it can help a dog learn to focus, develop impulse control and overa...

 We have all seen the funny videos and animated GIFs on the internet of dogs doing crazy things (or crazy things happening around dogs). Dogs and children. Dogs and adults. Dogs and cats. Dogs and the vacuum cleaner. We pass these “funny” or “adorable” pictures and vid...

September 2, 2017

At our Enrichment Center we set up a treasure hunt for the dogs whenever we can because they LOVE it!  When the weather is cool we can be outside and we have several places to hide the high valued morsels and when it is crazy hot, we set up a hunt indoors.  We use more...

August 31, 2017

We are always looking for ways to incorporate an activity into the day, at our enrichment center, that will build up a dog's confidence.  Using a cardboard box cut in half along with 6-8 pool noodles, also cut in half, we call one such activity a Noodle Wall.

With this...

August 25, 2017

This week we pulled out the cavaletti poles and agility ladders and got the dogs moving, specifically, getting them to walk while  avoiding an obstacle. It may sound simple but since dogs are not able to critically look at themselves and decide to move their feet and w...

August 22, 2017

 We, as two-legged beings,  take for granted that we have two feet.  Even if we refer to some awkwardness in the way we do something, i.e. "I have 2 left feet", we still know that we have a left and a right foot.  So, many might think that dogs, even though they are 4-...

August 14, 2017

Why do dogs have so much fun on the beach?

July 15, 2017

There are several types of "puzzles" for dogs out on the market.  They are found in pet focused stores and even specialty boutique shops.  These "brain games" are created by industry experts like Nina Ottosson, as well as creators that come up with one-time designs....

July 12, 2017

This week at our enrichment center we had water activity time.  It is very HOT here in Scottsdale and the dogs appreciated being able to get their feet in cool water, some taking full advantage of the opportunity by getting wet all over!  

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