While there has been an increase of puzzles being completed by humans during this pandemic, your dogs might also be interested in joining in on this increased puzzle time. Don't worry, I am not going to suggest that your pup join in with helping you piece together your puzzles. I am going to share with you puzzles that were created for dogs. These puzzles will stimulate your dog's mind, leading to a happy, tired, and content dog. This not only make's your dog's life easier, but your's as well.
All dogs are different which is why I have compiled a list of recommendations based off of not only my own experience, but other dog owners, dog trainers, and business owners in the dog world. I will share information about the puzzles and the dog personalities who love them.
While humans are on stay-at-home orders throughout the United States, you may have noticed an increase of dogs going out for walks in your neighborhoods and parks. Suddenly, dogs who rarely set paw on the paths, are freed from their homes for the exercise that they have longed for. The quarantine and stay-at-home orders seem to have worked in the opposite direction for dogs throughout the United States — including Michigan. There is no doubt that this is due to the incredible work ethic of Michiganders. Michiganders are part of the "midwest work ethic" where you certainly don't have time for much outside of work obligations. If you are a pet owner who is seeing the benefits of this increase in activity for your dog(s), I thought it would be helpful to share a guide of signals your dog(s) might use to show you that they need more exercise when life returns to "normal" for us humans.