This one simple tip is what every dog owner needs to know: Use feeding time as enrichment time. Instead of giving breakfast and dinner in a bowl, for every meal, that gets demolished in under 10 seconds, try some of these other methods from time to time. Meals will last longer and your dog will get more stimulation out of it. The idea is to get your dog using his amazing nose and problem solving skills to eat breakfast or dinner.
Dogs love searching, scavenging and hunting food out with their nose. Some dogs love to rip, tear and destroy things. Some dogs love decapitating squeakers from toys (they will LOVE these exercises). Giving your dog a positive and healthy outlet to do those doggy things will make for a very happy and content dog.
Feeding like this stimulates your dog mentally, physically and it's so much fun. Your best fur friend will be satisfied and relaxed, he will totally thank you for it. Woof!
Instead of feeding your dogs food in a bowl, Samantha Jackson from Howlistic Help shares enrichment feeding ideas below.