Enrichment

June 4, 2018
Sniffing as enrichment activity. Senior rat terrier sniffing a tire.

Six Fun Enrichment Activities for a Dog with Dementia

My rat terrier Cricket lived to be about 17 and had dementia since she was 14 or 15. As her cognitive abilities decreased, I was still […]
September 20, 2017

Snuffle Mats: Great Enrichment for Senior Dogs

Snuffle mats are one of the easiest food toys for dogs to learn how to interact with. And if my dogs are typical, snuffle mats are […]
August 17, 2017

Suus: The Rescued Dachshund Who Found Her True Home

Guest post by Nadia Hermans from Belgium in which she tells the story of her dachshund Suus, a former mill dog who is doing great at […]
January 23, 2016
Jennifer Fearing gives treat to her dog with dementia

Loving Enrichment for a Dog with Dementia

Enrichment is a win/win situation. Studies say that we **may** be able to slow the onset and progress of canine cognitive dysfunction by enriching our dogs’ lives. […]
October 7, 2015
Senior rat terrier getting food out of food toy

Teaching an Old Dog How to Play with a Food Toy

You can teach an old dog a new trick, and you might be surprised how much she enjoys it! Research studies suggest that one thing that […]