Canine Enrichment for the Real World: Making It a Part of Your Dog’s Daily Life

Canine Enrichment for the Real World: Making It a Part of Your Dog’s Daily Life

By Allie Bender

Canine Enrichment for the Real World: Making It a Part of Your Dog’s Daily Life PDF. In the world of dogs, there is now more awareness than ever of the need to provide enrichment, especially in shelters. But what exactly is enrichment? The concept is pretty straightforward: learn what your dog’s needs are, and then structure an environment and routine that allows the dog to engage in behaviors they find enriching. To truly enrich your dog’s life, you should offer them opportunities to engage in natural or instinctual behaviors. Aside from the limitations we have to place on a dog in today’s modern, busy world, the biggest constraint to enriching your dog’s life is your imagination!

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Notes from the Authors: Science Matters

Introduction: Defining Enrichment for Dogs

1. Enrichment Then and Now

2. The Elements of Enrichment

3. Agency

4. Physical Exercise

5. Safety and Security

6. Instinctual Behaviors

7. Foraging

8. Social Interactions

9. Mental Stimulation

10. Calming Enrichment

11. Independence

12. Providing the Right Environment

13. The Human Element

14. Work Smarter, Not Harder

15. Practical Enrichment for Special Needs Dogs

16. Practical Enrichment in Shelters and Rescues

17. Putting It All Together

References
Resources
About the Authors
Index

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