Environmental Enrichment Devices (EEDs) are additions to the dog’s environment they interact with that encourage expression of natural behaviors. Whether these items are natural or novel/man-made, we encourage dogs get in touch with their inner dog.
It’s not just for meals or snack time! Dogs love to hunt, forage and problem-solve. And when they work for their kibble (and the occasional treat!) it’s a win-win.
Does your dog like to climb and perch on couches inside and rocks outside? Dig in the dirt or make “nests” with their blankets? Adding different substrates, levels and complexities to their space provides opportunities for expression of biological behaviors, exploration and confidence-building.
Throughout your dog’s stay at Percy’s, we practice and reinforce behaviors and manners that transfer into “real life.” Whether it’s Wait at the Door/Gate or Sit Politely for Petting, we love reinforcing (and rewarding!) Good Dog behaviors. Since we’ve got the area’s only Certified Professional Dog Trainer, this is one of our faves.
Creating positive and lasting interactions with others- dogs, humans and otherwise- is important for emotional health. Communication is a huge component of successful relationships and we work toward establishing common ground and connections with all our clients: both two-legged AND four-legged..
We all know dogs’ sense of smell is amazing – and they love to use it! But dogs of course have other senses too. We like to have fun with all of them.