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Keeping your pets active and stimulated during the lockdown

M_AnthonyM_Anthony Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
edited June 2020 in Coffee lounge
I came across these and I thought it might helpful for anyone with their pets:

Dogs:
https://www.uspca.co.uk/5-training-games-to-try-during-lockdown

https://www.battersea.org.uk/pet-advice/dog-advice/brain-games-dogs

Cats:
https://cattime.com/cat-facts/how-to/18575-brain-games-cats

If anyone has any other ideas or tips please let us know!

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  • alieshiaalieshia Community champion Posts: 73 Courageous
    @M_Anthony If you don't have much space to exercise a dog, trick training is a really good alternative. It uses brain power rather than muscle power so tires them out really well. My dog is bred to work the fields all day long, no way would he tire no matter how far we walked him so we put in trick training for him. There is a really good trick training group on Facebook run by my friend who is also a Dog Aid trainer and certified by many training boards. Her actual website is https://bellas-trix-and-training.weebly.com/about-me.html her assistance dog Bella is amazing! 

    I'm personally training my dog to assist me around the home. He's a spaniel so extremely clever but also very hyped up so have to keep him busy. He's so handy when I drop stuff and can't get it. Trouble is things do get a bit slobbery :wink:
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for these, @M_Anthony.  Some really good cat ones which I'm going to try with Christy.  I find sometimes that I'm getting quite into a game with her using her teaser and mice and she seems interested then obviously thinks "this is boring" and just walks away to her bed.  She makes me feel so wanted at times, lol!  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
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