Welcome to Spotted Success's Week of Enrichment!
For those who may be unfamiliar with the term, "enrichment" just means giving your dog ample mental stimulation, physical exercise, and the opportunity to do fulfilling "normal stuff for dogs."
Why is this so important?
It is important that we meet our dogs behavioral needs not only because it is the ethical thing to do, but also because it makes for a calmer, more relaxed, and more fulfilled dog who is much less likely to exhibit undesirable behaviors. If your dog's behavioral needs are not being met, trying to implement a training or behavior modification plan is kind of like using a tablespoon to flick water out of a sinking boat.
There are MANY more than seven ways to enrich your dog physically and mentally, but the focus of this week will be to highlight one suggestion each day for seven days.
We hope you will join us and come away with some inspiration and ideas for improving your dog's quality of life, AND their behavior!