If there’s one thing we believe in at PAW5 — it’s enriching the lives of dogs through as many means as possible. In fact, our mission is to make sure all dogs have an enriching experience every day. A lofty goal? Yes. One we aim for every day? Absolutely!
We want nothing more for our dogs than for them to have happy, fulfilling lives full of new opportunities to solve problems, build social skills, and engage with the world around them.
Whether you are advanced in the area of canine enrichment or a complete novice, it can be difficult to think of new ways to engage your pup’s mind and body every day. Not to mention how busy you are already! But once you learn about the six categories of enrichment – SIX! – you’ll start to see opportunities everywhere. And many of them fit right into your already packed schedule.
The goal of ongoing enrichment should be to implement activities within the categories that really peak your pup’s interest and then rotate those activities or toys — keeping them interested and consistently challenged.
To help you and your dog along the path to an enriched life, we’ll dive deeper into these different buckets of enrichment as we prepare to launch our ‘PAW5 Enriched Life Challenge’ — a five-day challenge we invite to join us in doing — five days to challenge yourself to enrich your pup’s life in new, exciting and life-changing ways!
If you’re anything like us, you’ve taken exercise challenges, clean eating challenges, and maybe even meditation challenges, all in the name of becoming a healthier, more well-rounded version of you. The PAW5 Enriched Life Challenge is the same kind of program, but this time the aim is to help your dog become a healthier, more well-rounded version of himself.
During the challenge, dog owners will follow a set of daily “recipes” for enrichment that include do-it-yourself alternatives and tips on how to incorporate enrichment easily and effectively into every day life. By following us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and using the hashtag #PAW5EnrichedLifeChallenge, dog owners can join a community of like-minded owners sharing their experiences and ideas on how to make their dogs’ lives better.
The #PAW5EnrichedLifeChallenge will kick off officially on Monday, October 17th. Leading up to the launch, we will provide educational content around the six categories of enrichment and the ground rules we believe are necessary for building an enriched life.
We hope you’ll join us!