Puppy Enrichment


Puppy Enrichment

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One way to Puppy Enrichment!

Here are just a few puppy socialization and enrichment suggestions from my book.


  • Hide food in boxes of all shapes and sizes.
  • Put his food in food dispensing puzzle toys.


  • Take you cushions off the sofa. Or stack them up.
  • Rearrange the chairs from your dining room table


  • Invite some puppies and dogs over for a puppy party. Make sure they are healthy, vaccinated, and like puppies.
  • Invite some people over for a puppy party. Make sure they are healthy and vaccinated – just kidding!

Novel Items

  • Give him different toys of different textures to play with.
  • Put a laundry basket on its side for him to go in and out.

In Your Yard

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Puppy Enrichment In Your Yard!

  • Landscaping of different heights and textures
  • Floating toys, frozen treats, or ice cubes in a wading pool that he can go diving for

Outside your Yard

  • Several years ago, I was looking through a catalogue for dog supplies and burst out laughing because there was a puppy stroller! How ridiculous. Now I don’t think it’s so ridiculous. In fact, it’s my favorite thing to introduce your puppy to many things safely.
  • Take him for a ride in the car.

This was an excerpt from my book Puppy Socialization – An Insider’s Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness. There are hundreds of suggestions on puppy socialization both for the breeder and the pet parent.

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Puppy Socialization and Enrichment
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Disclaimer: This article is for information only. It does not replace a consultation with a dog trainer, dog behavior consultant, or veterinarian and may not be used to diagnose or treat any conditions in your dog.

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