October 6, 2021
Welcome To Pawsitive Thinking
Specialists in enrichment ideas & natural treats for dogs, cats & chickens
How We Can Help
Pawsitive Thinking provides ideas for enhancing the well being of your much loved pets. Our solutions encourage positive natural behaviours, reduce stress, promote happiness and optimise good welfare. From slow feeders, foraging mats, natural healthcare products and enrichment toys to ethically sourced, 100% natural treats, we have ideas for you.
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Here’s What Enrichment Can Do For You..
Enrichment promotes mental and physical activity. Enabling and offering enrichment to your pets enhances well being, it is just as important to good welfare as appropriate nutrition and veterinary care. Here are just a few of the benefits-
Natural Behaviour Is Fulfilled
Animals that lead enriched lives have opportunities to fulfil their natural behaviour. This lowers stress, reduces unwanted behaviour & supports good health.
Happiness Is Unlocked
Enrichment really does make animals happy. When you go above and beyond basic care, the rewards are exponential. Enrichment provides choice, which truly helps animals thrive.
Keeping the brain suitably occupied promotes positive behaviour, lowers negative emotions and encourages calm. It's more tiring than physical exercise.
Relationships Are Improved
By providing choices, options, engagement and fun, many people gain enhanced relationships with their pets. Trust, understanding and love can develop harmoniously.
How can Enrichment be provided?
All animals benefit from enrichment, even us! Pawsitive Thinking offers many ideas and tools to support you in providing enrichment in a variety of ways. Here are just three ideas-
For dogs, cats and chickens
Interactive toys & puzzle feeders
Providing opportunities for positive engagement is fantastic enrichment. We stock the best selling West Paw Toppl & Qwizl, Doc & Phoebe toys for cats & even enrichment toys for chickens!
For dogs, cats and chickens
Foraging, hunting and play
We have a huge range to help you offer enrichment through enhanced eating experiences. Ideas include foraging mats, slow feeders, food toys, lick mats & 100% natural treats. A natural diet supports health & well being.
For dogs, cats and chickens
Huge choice of taste and texture
Variety is the spice of life! Offering different smells, tastes, textures and formats is brilliant enrichment. For training, foraging, ACE Freework, dietary enrichment and fun, we have a large selection of natural treats for your pets.
Popular Enrichment Products From Pawsitive Thinking
We have tried and tested our whole range, if we don't love it, we don't stock it! We do however have a few stand out customer favourites....
The best slow feeder, enrichment activity and puzzle toy all in one! Suitable for dogs fed raw, dry or wet food. Available in 2 sizes and 3 colours. The two sizes can be combined to add even more variation. Much easier to clean than a Kong classic and easier to layer with different food for even more enjoyment.
Can be used with your dog's usual food for a fun, engaging way to ditch the bowl at mealtimes.
The Doc and Phoebe’s range was invented by a vet to help solve boredom, lethargy and weight problems. These expertly designed solutions offer cats a way to fulfil their natural instincts of foraging and playing with their food. Doc and Phoebe's science based enrichment toys can also help to reduce unwanted behaviour by reducing stress and promoting calm. They offer unique and enjoyable enrichment to cats of all ages.
The Chirpy Chook Meadow Net is a fantastic enrichment activity for chickens. It offers many benefits for boosting health and well being. The Meadow Net increases physical activity and allows opportunities for natural behaviour. As well as providing mental stimulation, it helps make treats and supplementary food last longer. It offers an easy and effective way of offering enrichment within the coop environment.
FidoSpore is the first probiotic supplement clinically proven to support digestive health and reduce leaky gut in dogs. Also suitable for cats. Probiotics work with the animal’s immune system to improve overall function. FidoSpore has been shown to dramatically reduce inflammation, diarrhoea and vomiting. It may also help with allergies, itchiness, rashes, unwanted behaviour and healing by reducing leaky gut.
The Westpaw Tux puzzle toy is a stuffable dog toy that can be thrown, bounced and chewed. It also floats. If you are looking for a versatile dog toy as another alternative to Kongs, the West Paw Tux is the one!
The Tux is a stuffable dog toy, puzzle toy, treat toy and play toy all in one. You can stuff the Westpaw Tux puzzle toy with dry food, wet food, raw food or treats. It's easy to clean too!
This innovative pack of cards contains 52 different games that you can play in as little as a couple of minutes. These helpful ideas will add fun and enrichment to your dog’s life, whilst also helping you with developing desirable behaviour. These cards will give you inspirational training games for boosting recall, creating relaxation, improving calmness and providing mental stimulation.
Dogs LOVE playing games!
Browse our full range of enrichment products
for dogs, cats and chickens
The Pawsitive Thinking Ethos
After experiencing many ups and downs with our own animals, we truly understand the love, time and expense involved in supporting pets to lead their best lives. We know what it's like to have challenging times caring for your four legged friends and lengthy searches to find ways to help, we've been there! We've also wasted money on pointless purchases and experienced the frustration of hollow shopping experiences with big chain stores. Following decades of helping people with their pets through education, Pawsitive Thinking has been grown to further support animal lovers, to offer tried and tested products all in one place and to provide a meaningful, enjoyable experience at purchase and beyond. We love to help people nurture enjoyable, successful relationships with their pets and want to help them avoid the costly pitfalls. Pawsitive Thinking has been created following a life long passion for animals by it's owner, Natalie Bucklar.
Natalie has a BSc (Hons) and an MSc in Equine Science and during her career she has produced research for Team GB at Olympic level, lectured to degree standard and written many articles for magazines & newspapers. With a passion for animal behaviour & welfare, Natalie has trained horses & horse people for over 28 years. She has been part of the support team for elite competitors at Badminton Horse Trials, the Royal International Horse Show and the Horse Of The Year Show. After owning a saddlery shop for ten years, Natalie started the first ethical, force-free riding school in the UK called East Devon Riding Academy. The academy ran for 9 successful years before the horses were ready for a quieter life and they are now enjoying their retirement in the fields at Pawsitive Thinking HQ. Natalie has lived with dogs since the age of 5 and has re-homed many different breeds who were previously homeless or unwanted. The latest additions to the family are a Border Collie and a Lurcher, both from local rescue charities. You can follow their antics on our social media pages!
Natalie holds a qualification in Canine Concept Training, has studied with The School of Canine Science and continues to study Canine Behaviour & Ethical Training. Over the years Natalie has been guardian to numerous other pets and she currently shares her home with horses, dogs, pet goats, sheep, chickens and guinea pigs.
Here’s what people are saying about Pawsitive Thinking...
We love to see happy pets enjoying themselves with your purchases. Thank you to all our customers for their messages, updates and social media posts.
Here's some lovely feedback we have received-
Super Quick Service!
Very impressed, will definitely order from Pawsitive Thinking again. Thank you!
Really Good Quality
Just purchased a mixed box of various natural dog treats. They arrived yesterday from Natalie. Really good quality and well priced. My dog loves it but I've had to hide the box as they smell too good for him. Will be using Pawsitive Thinking again.
Huge thanks for the delightfully packaged order which I received this morning. I'm sure my girls will love all their new treats and thank you for my treat too!
Solving Struggles Together
Many pet owning challenges can be helped by force free training, appropriate management and enrichment. We have solutions to support you with many common struggles, all tried and tested by us first. Our extensive range of enrichment ideas are here to make your life easier and your pet's lives better.
We're here to help you-
- Grow desired behaviour
- Reduce unwanted behaviour
- Build positivity and fulfilment
- Gain training success
- Create enjoyment and happiness
- Develop mutually beneficial relationships
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More Customer Favourites!
Healthy, Happy Hens
Gastro Grit from The Little Feed Company is the best selling, best performing chicken grit we've tried. We also stock a wide selection of nutritional treats and fun toys, perfect for chicken enrichment.
The West Paw Qwizl is brilliantly designed to keep dogs engaged and extend the life of their favourite treats. It provides a mental challenge whilst stretching out play sessions.
The Pawsitive Thinking Doggy Deli offers a huge choice of ethically sourced, 100% natural treats and chews. No minimum order, you can pick and mix what you like.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best long lasting natural dog chews?
We have written a comprehensive guide to natural dog chews, which you can access HERE. We give you the lowdown on a wide variety of chews, including chewing time, key benefits, age guide, safety tips and typical nutritional analysis.
What herbs can I use to support my pet's health?
Dorwest Keeper's Mix is a popular choice. It is a complementary feed to supplement the diet by providing essential nutrients to support vital organs. Dorwest Keepers Mix is a blend of herbs to support all round health for cats and dogs. Can be used with any type of diet- kibble, wet food and raw. Also available in a sensitive formulation for young pets or those with known sensitivities.
Can you recommend an alternative to a Kong?
By far and away our favourite enrichment toy for dogs is the West Paw Toppl. It is easy to layer with different food, easy to clean and keeps dogs calmly engaged. The West Paw Toppl is an award winning durable puzzle toy that can be used with wet food, dry food and raw. You can read about reasons to use stuffable dog toys, recipes and how to make the challenge easier or harder for your dog HERE.
How can I increase my cat's physical and mental exercise?
The Hunting Feeder is perfect for this! It is an expertly designed kit that offers cats of all ages a way to fulfil their natural instincts of foraging and playing with their food. The Doc and Phoebe's Hunting Feeder can be used in a variety of progressive ways for cats with differing levels of expertise. A complete system to ditch the bowl, promote calm behaviour and enhance well being.
How could FidoSpore Probiotics help my pet?
FidoSpore Probiotics are clinically proven to support digestive health and reduce leaky gut in dogs. They are also suitable for cats. FidoSpore has been shown to dramatically reduce inflammation, diarrhoea and vomiting. It may also help with allergies, itchiness, rashes, unwanted behaviour and healing by reducing leaky gut. You can find out more about FidoSpore HERE.
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