Dogs Trust is issuing some top tips on how dog owners can keep their dogs happy – all with simple household items – a cardboard box and toilet roll tubes!
The nation’s dog owners are set to spend National Pet Month indoors which is celebrated from the 1st April to May 10th.
The Dogs Trust has come up with eight fun ways to entertain your dog with a cardboard box and tubes whilst you are staying indoors, and asking people to share their pictures and videos using the hashtag #MyDogIsForLife and tagging @DogsTrust on Twitter and Instagram.
“We understand that owners may be looking for ways to keep their dogs occupied, especially when the current advice is to go outside just once a day for exercise with your four-legged friend. Whilst physical exercise is important for your dog, mental stimulation is also essential to help keep them happy. You can make it fun for them, and because they’re using their brains, it’s just as tiring as physical exercise.
“It’s really easy for you to keep your dog’s brain busy from the comfort of your own home using simple household items. From activities involving their favourite treats to games using things you may have leftover from online deliveries, there are many ways you can keep your dog active, without stepping outside your front door.”
Jenna Kiddie Head of Canine Behaviour at Dogs Trust
Tutorial videos for the eight games will be released during National Pet Month on the charity’s social media pages, with the first one ‘the paw-fect figure 8’ available now.
Keep your eye out for further videos including lessons such as Jog your dog’s memory and teach your dog to read.