There are so many products out there to help you work your pup’s brain and help them eat more slowly – and I might have just about every variety! However, there are some do-it-yourself secrets to make food puzzles at home – super cheap!
Many of our dogs are fed twice a day. If they wolf it down in 10 seconds, they spend the rest of the day trying to entertain themselves… But if they have to figure out how to get those pieces of raw food, biscuits and treats, and they spend 10 minutes or more working on it, I have exhausted, happy dogs.
The upside down muffin tin is super easy! Here's how to do it:
Step 1 - Find an appropriate size tin for your dog. Yes you can use mini tins for small dogs.
Step 2 - Turn the muffin tin upside down and spread food between the bumps.
Step 3 - Your dog will have to nudge and lick the food around from all different angles. One thing I love about this is that the top of the tin is flat, so they can’t just flip it over!
Step 4 - Make it harder! Add obstacles such as toys or scrunched up paper or even cover the bumps with plastic cups!
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