Keeping Your Pups Busy with a New Baby!

So, as many of you know I, Carolyn, recently had my first child.  Which is why I am MIA for the last year.  Funny how quickly they suck up all your free time.


Speaking of free time, my pets have been very frustrated by the lack of attention. We try our best to get out but sometimes we just don't have the time. I love using enrichment activities for when we are really swamped (For example that first 6 weeks after the kiddo was born). "Enrichment activities" is a fancy way of saying entertaining your animal.

Food is a great reward and motivator. Your pet will work long and hard to get a super yummy treat.  We take advantage of that determination to keep our pets busy for a long period of time.



Pupcicles are easy to make, and you can make a bunch so you can pull them out as needed.  Like when all your baby wants to do is nurse for the next 8 hours.  Cluster feeding, who knew that was a thing?

  • Tupperware popsicle holders or Dixie cups

  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin

  • ¼ cup peanut butter

  • dog treats

Mix together wet ingredients until smooth.  

Spoon into tupperware or dixie cups

Add dog treat as popsicle stick

Freeze

Give as needed to your pups

I cover this and more in my class "Prep your Pet for Baby" taught at The Family Room.  Call today to sign up 303 356 6244. Our next offering will be Sunday, June 26 at 10am. Classes regularly take place on the 4th Sunday of each month.