The garden is a real play paradise. For four-legged sleuths, it offers countless search, sniffing, and play opportunities.
Play hide and seek with your dog in your own garden by hiding behind bushes and trees. Or you let your dog find treats laid out. In the case of the latter, it is advisable to teach your four-legged friend to only eat nutritious food when asked to do so. If he finds something poisoned outside of the garden, it can be life-saving. Throwing games of all kinds are also very popular: Flying special Frisbee discs or balls animate rapid sprints.
The towel becomes the prey
If the normal ball throwing gets boring, the “fishing game” is a fun alternative. You will need a stick about 2m long with a shorter string attached using an old discarded towel. As you drag the rod across the ground and through the air in quick, snappy motions, Bello will have a blast pursuing the “wriggling” prey at the end of the line.
Paddling pool for the dog
Water rats will be happy about a paddling pool. Use either a children’s pool or a hard plastic pond liner, and only fill the pool deep enough for your barking water attendant to stand-in. For smaller dogs, a flat plastic tub is often sufficient. Secure the slippery floor with a rubber bath or shower tray insert.