Levi is always looking for something to do or get into..lol He really loves food and I found these ideals on a website that he has really enjoyed,we enjoy watching him figure them out also. We have tried the tying his food up, of course in a sock...boy he had a ball ripping it apart for his dinner and putting his kibble outside and letting him hunt for it which he also really enjoyed. I am going to try the hiding his food in the house next. Do you all have any fun ways to feed your dogs to give them a challenge?
1. There is no reason why your dog has to eat out of a bowl. Try tossing his kibble into the yard or on the porch. He'll enjoy hunting for each piece.
2. Sit comfortably and watch your favorite TV program while you toss one kibble at a time down the hallway or up in the air for him to catch in his mouth.
3. Got some old rags laying around? Wrap his meal in an old T-shirt or towel (make lots of knots!) and let him dig and tear his way to his food. If you think your dog might swallow pieces of cloth, use a margarine container or a cardboard box. If your dog is one of those that has no limits to the inedible things he'll swallow, forget this idea completely!
4. Stuff a Kong toy with his dinner so he has to shake it and roll it to get it all to come out.
5. Divide his meal into four portions. Have him sit/stay out of your sight, or put him in the bathroom and then hide the portions. You can put one under a table, another behind a chair, another under a magazine or newspaper -- look around -- where are the good hiding places?? When you're done hiding his food call him (or go get him) and tell him "find it" and give him a hint about where the first hidden treasure can be found. If he needs help, show him the other places too. When he's found them all say "good dog!" or "all done" or something that means the game (and dinner) is over.
You know your dog! Use your imagination to take activities you already know he likes and turn them into fun food activities.