Enrichment doesn’t have to cost anything! You can use items around your house, such as a cardboard box to work your dog’s brain. If you are the DIY type, you can also spend a little bit of money and make some great dog enrichment items. Never leave your dog unattended without first watching him/her to see how they will react and whether they will destroy them in a dangerous way. Some may work better than others for your dog.
Carboard Box with Paper and Kibble/Treats/Toys
For added difficulty, try adding toilet paper rolls standing up inside the box.
Muffin Tin with Tennis Balls
Hide kibble or treats under the balls for the dog/s to find.
PVC Pipe Treat Dispenser
PVC pipe is a great way to make easy DIY treat dispensers. Create a tube and drill a hole or two in the sides. Put some treats inside and let your dog roll it around for dinner.
These are easy to make with fleece you find at a local craft store. Hide small morsels of food in the pieces of fleece for your dog to work through.