Here are three easy activities for you to create in your back yard. It will take little effort from your side to set up, and it will make a huge difference in your dog’s day. These activities are great for all dogs, of all ages and it will give them a different experience in the yard, where most dogs spend the majority of their time. Turn your back yard into a magical place for your dog filled with enrichment and wonder.


Digging Patch

Digging spot

Digging is a natural behaviour for dogs. Many dogs like to dig themselves a little den to lie in. This little den just looks like a hole to us humans, and understandably, we can not appreciate the wonder of it as they do. We can’t stop dogs from digging, if we are not there all the time, watching them


Basic Tracking

Tracking is super easy and it’s just the best enrichment for all dogs, of all ages Basic nose work trackingNothing stimulates your dog more than getting to use his nose. While you create a track, keep your dog/s inside or away from the area. Only let one dog at a time sniff out the track.
This might take you a couple of minutes to set up, start by creating a very easy, short track for them to follow.

Sensory Surfaces

Laying out surfaces with different textures in your yard for your dog to walk over Sensory Surfacesreleases dopamine in their bodies. Most dogs will probably avoid some surfaces at first, which is not a problem at all. Allow them to walk on the ones they are comfortable with until they feel brave enough to try the other ones. Building their confidence one surface at a time.
Put your dog away while you prepare the surfaces:

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From back yard to doggy wonderland