As the weather heats up, our pets will likely spend more time indoors to stay cool, but being inside doesn’t have to mean taking a nap. To help you and your pet stay happy and healthy, we’ve compiled our top three tips on how to keep your pet entertained inside the house.
Give a Dog a Bone
As many of us have experienced, boredom can often lead our pets to adopt inappropriate behaviors, such as chewing on the baseboards or our favorite pair of sneakers. Luckily, you can minimize the risk of inappropriate chewing by giving your dog a bone. Not only are bones a tasty treat, the mental & physical stimulation of chewing a bone is a great way to keep your pup out of trouble!
Primal offers a variety of both Recreational and Raw Meaty bones, and it’s important to choose the bone that’s right for your dog’s needs. To learn more about how to choose & serve the right bone for your furry friend, check out our Dog Bone Cheatsheet!
Hide & Seek
Many dogs have a natural instinct to hunt, track, and trail, which makes an indoor game of hide & seek a perfect way to stimulate your pup and enrich one of their greatest senses: smell!
If your dog is new to hide & seek, you can start small. Try stimulating their sense of smell by hiding treats or food in a snuffle mat or puzzle toy. Once your dog is accustomed to sniffing out his treats, you can up the ante by hiding them in different corners of the room or under furniture.
Is your pup a smelling pro? Try using the whole house as a playground for hide & seek! Just make sure to supervise your pet and avoid hiding anywhere that’s typically off-limits.
Teach a New Trick or Two
Short training sessions are a great way to supplement your pet’s daily routine — yes, even for adult dogs! Whether you’re teaching new skills or practicing old ones, obedience & training sessions are great enrichment for your furry friend. Just make sure to keep training sessions nice & short to hold their attention: 5 to 10 minutes a few times a day is plenty.
We hope these tips will help you & your four-legged-friends beat the heat and stay happy & healthy all summer long!