We all know how important enrichment is for our animals. Enrichment gives them the opportunity to engage in natural behaviors and provides them with vital mental and physical stimulation. Sniffing, chewing, shredding, and licking are all ways to relieve stress. Additionally, when a dog is experiencing heightened arousal from activities like a brisk walk or playing in the yard, engaging in enrichment afterwards is a great way to bring their chemicals like cortisol and adrenaline back down to a baseline level.
Getting creative with enrichment is fun and we can even step it up by offering something like multi-layer shredding enrichment. For instance, you can recycle a paper bag a bag that contains two small boxes of treats to shred, a nylabone smeared with peanut butter, and a tennis ball!