Staying Entertained Indoors
With a second national lockdown imposed upon the entire country, many of us are yet again stuck at home with our four-legged friends. Despite the ability to venture out with our canine companions on the list of things we are allowed to do, many might be wondering how we can keep our pets occupied indoors to keep ourselves safe and warm this winter.
Although the needs for walks and outside activity is necessary for our pets, often our furry friends can be more than happy to play indoors with the right fun and stimulation. From teaching new tricks, to puzzles for treats, here at Natural Cornish Pet Shop, we have some handy hints on how to keep yourself and your pet entertained whilst staying safe indoors.
Teach them New Tricks
From playing fetch to walking on the beach, our pets love their daily activities. Providing them with the regular exercise they need to keep their bodies in tip top shape, regular exercise for your pets is essential in their everyday life. But aside from ensuring their bodies are in the best condition possible…what about their brains?
Needing just as much mental stimulation as physical, using this quality time with your pets is a pawfect way to teach them tricks to keep their brains and bodies working in tip top condition. With our dogs having the ability to perform some of the most mesmerising actions you could observe as an owner, here’s our top tricks you could teach your pooch this winter:
- Give the “paw” or Handshake
- Stand on their Hind Legs
- If your dog has not mastered this yet – Fetch
With some tasty treats and a sprinkle of patience, this lockdown will be far from loathsome if you teach your dog a new task they will know and love for years to come.
When it comes to giving your dogs a treat, there are now much more fun ways of encouraging your pet to grab a snack whilst boosting their mental stimulation. Treat puzzles are a great way of rewarding your dog, managing weight and keeping your pet occupied whilst giving them a scrumptious snack. From reward balls to pawfect puzzles, take a look at our range of games that your pet can play with a tasty treat at the end...
KONG Lock-it is a treat puzzle that keeps dogs playing and engaged while they eat. Designed for variety, this toy provides a varied challenge for dogs while rewarding them with treats or kibble along the way.
Fill these pawfect pods with your dog’s favourite food or treat and lock them together with a simple twist, to vary the challenge connect or add multiple pods together for added fun. Each small pod holds up to 1/4 cup, each medium pod holds up to 1/3 cup while each large pod holds up to 1/2 cup making this toy a food bowl alternative helping with mental engagement and weight management.
Why Kong lock-it is an ideal indoor toy:
- Durable treat puzzle satisfies foraging instincts
- Connect and/or add pods to vary the challenge
- Use as a food bowl alternative for mental engagement
- Slows feeding down to manage weight
- Grooved exterior cleans teeth and gums
KONG Rewards Ball
Is there anything better than being rewarded for having fun? Look no further than the Reward Ball from KONG. The Rewards Ball randomly dispenses treats as a dog plays. Providing healthy mental stimulation and hours of fun, the unique shape also has an unpredictable bounce that keeps dogs active while they play.
What’s better is the durable material, designed for long-lasting sessions of quiet fun, can also be used for meals to manage weight. It’s a more than just a ball. It’s a KONG ball. Fill with your dogs favourite biscuits or kibble and watch them play for hours whilst they hunt for their scrumptious snack.
JW Hol-ee Roller Egg
This eggcellent toy is everything your pooch has been searching for. The unique open design allows you to stash small treats or kibble inside for hours of entertainment for your dog.
This is the top-selling dog toy in the line, it is non-toxic, durable, rubber and super-stretchy. A do-it-all multipurpose dog toy! It's a fantastic treat ball, wonderful training aid, great for fetch, toss and tug, chewing and teething giving your four-legged friend everything they need to have fun whilst playing indoors.
Promotes exercise and helps eliminate boredom. Fill the center cavity with a squeaky ball or treats to create a challenging puzzle for your dog. It's chewy and squishy the same time.