Towel Game

The towel game is another really easy way to entertain your dog. Get a tea towel, place treats or kibble on the towel, roll the towel up (leaving some treats visible the first few times you do it), give the towel to the dog.

Dizzy, the dog in the video, had lost the use of his back legs, so this was a great game for him; his brain had to work out how to get the treats, but his body didn’t need to move much.

This is also a really good way to introduce a new baby (human or fur) even before it comes into the  household.  It’s not the only thing that you should do though, get in touch for help.  Get a clean tea towel, rub the towel over the new addition (human-baby or fur-baby), bring the towel home, roll treats inside the towel and let the dog explore.  Sniffing releases the feel-good chemicals; oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine, so your dog is bonding with the new addition, even though the new addition is not present.