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Enrichment For Pets

Pawsitive Thinking is here to help you with a host of enrichment ideas for dogs, cats and chickens. Providing enrichment isn't always just about food, it's about offering choice, variation, opportunities for natural behaviour and providing mental stimulation. Animals who lead enriched lives can be calmer, happier, healthier and more content. Enrichment helps reduce unwanted behaviour, boredom, destruction and negative emotions. Scroll on for inspiration...

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Some Enrichment Ideas For You..

Enrichment should be fun and enjoyable for both you and your pets. Once you get into the enrichment mindset it's amazing how it will grow! Here are some ideas to start you off-

Enrichment Ideas For Dogs 

Our extensive range at Pawsitive Thinking makes providing enrichment for dogs easier. We have solutions for mental stimulation, calming, engaging, encouraging natural behaviour, novelty, scent work and fun. We can help you enhance your dog's habitat, sensory enjoyment, mental stimulation and positive behaviour.

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Chewing

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The West Paw Qwizl can be stuffed with a variety of chews, treats, wet food and raw. It extends the life of favourite food,  offers calming occupation, novelty and enjoyment. 

Play

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The Kong Hide N Treat is a hugely versatile enrichment tool. It can be used for training, play, ACE Freework and foraging. Place it, hide it or throw it, with or without food.

Brain Games

The Calm Dog Games pack of games cards is the ultimate in inspiration for mental stimulation. Offering 52 brain games for dogs, with levels & progression. 

Foraging

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For foraging fun we have snuffle mats, snuffle balls, puzzle balls, foraging mats and enrichment mats. Calming mental stimulation, can also be used for ACE freework.

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Why We Love Enrichment 

All animals benefit from enrichment, even us! It creates and builds positive emotions and opportunities for enjoyment. Enrichment can be offered in as little as a couple of minutes, once a week or every day- whatever works for you 

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!

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Enrichment Ideas For Cats 

Our extensive range at Pawsitive Thinking makes providing enrichment for cats easier. We have solutions for mental stimulation, calming, engaging, encouraging natural behaviour, novelty, scent work and fun. We can help you enhance your cat's habitat, sensory enjoyment, mental stimulation and positive behaviour.

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Hunting

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The Doc and Phoebe's Hunting Snacker & The Hunting Feeder help replicate a cat's natural hunting behaviour, without the kill. Brilliantly designed enrichment.

Play

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The Twirly Bird Snacker is a fun enrichment toy. It can be used for feeding, play, ACE Freework and foraging. Inspiring your cat's natural play instinct.

Grooming

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The Kong Kitty Comber provides a self-grooming enrichment experience for cats, to help fulfil their natural grooming instincts. Comes with Catnip.

Foraging

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For foraging fun we have snuffle mats, snuffle balls, puzzle balls, foraging mats and enrichment mats. Calming mental stimulation, can also be used for ACE freework.

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Positively Calm

One of the biggest benefits of enrichment is that it helps develop calm behaviour positively. The mental and sensory stimulation that enrichment provides is more tiring than exercise. Relaxed behaviour can be encouraged calmly by selecting appropriate activities. 

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Enrichment Ideas For Chickens 

Our extensive range at Pawsitive Thinking makes providing enrichment for chickens easier. We have solutions for mental stimulation, engaging, encouraging natural behaviour, novelty, good nutrition and fun. We can help you enhance your chicken's habitat, sensory enjoyment, mental stimulation and positive behaviour.

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Novelty and Choice

Gastro Grit

Gastro Grit, the best chicken grit

The Little Feed Company's Gastro Grit is our best seller for chickens. It's the best chicken grit we have ever tried- super palatable and improves egg shell quality no end.

Play

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This chicken treat ball is entertaining for both you and your flock. Enjoyable for them to peck and chase, food inside is randomly dispensed as it rolls. Ideal for any sized coop.

Pecking

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Pawsitive Thinking offers a wide choice of pecking blocks for chicken enrichment. They enhance welfare by providing opportunities for encouraging natural activity.

Foraging

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For foraging fun we have the Chirpy Chook Meadow Net, coop cups and fruit and vegetable holders. Foraging is a positive natural behaviour for chickens.

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Read Our Blog

This is the place to discover more information and inspiration.

Please scroll down to find interesting and useful articles on enrichment, training and care.

October 6, 2021

Ditching the bowl can be fantastic enrichment and really useful for training success. Done badly it can create negative emotions, frustration and stress. Natalie highlights the importance of ethical consideration when ditching the bowl.

September 21, 2021

The complete lowdown on natural dog chews! Chewing time, key benefits, typical nutritional analysis, age guide and safety tips.
A whole host of ideas for training and enrichment.

September 13, 2021

Pawsitive Thinking is pleased to be working with Canine Arthritis Management (CAM) to help improve and extend the lives of dogs suffering with arthritis.

November 26, 2020

When is a natural chew not natural? Natalie identifies why some chews commonly sold as natural, could actually be detrimental to your dog. The hideous chemical processing of dog chews is revealed.

June 17, 2020

Unwanted behaviour in dogs is a major cause of rehoming and even euthanasia. An American vet specialising in animal behaviour, stress evaluation and canine aggression has reported some interesting findings.

June 12, 2020

Chickens don’t have any teeth, you’ve probably heard of the expression ‘as rare as hen’s teeth’. Without teeth, they have a different way of grinding food and that’s where grit comes in.
Here’s the information you need to understand all things grit!

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And nutritional chicken treats

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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.

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Mentally Stimulating

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.

Natural Treats & Chews

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Ethically Sourced

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

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