Enrichment for Dogs and Cats 101


Although modern dogs and cats have adjusted well to living in our homes, they’re still dogs and cats at heart. Some natural behaviors remain essential to their health and wellbeing. For cats and dogs to thrive they need what’s called enrichment: physical, exploratory, and social activities. Pets who do not have opportunities for physical play and mental stimulation can become apathetic and unhappy. Enrichment might sound expensive or time-consuming, but simple, everyday activities are all your pet needs for an enhanced life and more powerful relationship with you. This series of videos will introduce you to the importance of enrichment, how to create a home that is conducive to enrichment, and lots of fun ideas of incorporating enrichment into your pet’s life.

Fear Free Happy Homes. (2021, October 28). Enrichment for dogs and cats 101. Fearfreehappyhomes.com. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from https://www.fearfreehappyhomes.com/video/activities-and-enrichment-101/

Topic(s): Breeder Resource, Enrichment, Types of Enrichment