Enrichment and Games - On Demand
Fun Activities to Enhance Your Dog's Quality of Life
Enrichment improves and enhances the quality of an animal’s life. Every dog can enjoy enrichment and games - no matter what senses they rely on!
Our dogs rely on us for just about everything in their lives – when they go outside, their food, what they have to chew on, when they go for walks, when they get playtime, etc. For the most part, the majority of dogs lead pretty boring lives. Adding enrichment to their day-to-day lives will help to keep them content and happy.
Every week, you will learn new fun activities to do with your dog. You will learn about store-bought enrichment toys, but most will be things you can do at home with supplies you already have. You'll learn the benefits of enrichment, and even some of the science behind why it's necessary in every animal's life.
Come join the fun!
Debbie Bauer has 28 years of teaching and consulting experience working with dogs and their people. She is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is also a certified Healing Touch for Animals practitioner, a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI), as well as a Tellington TTouch Companion Animal practitioner.
After teaching a blind and deaf double merle in 1991, Debbie made it her mission to educate others about the issues with merle-to-merle breeding, and the impairments it can cause. She is a highly sought-after expert and spends much time consulting with owners, rescues, shelters, and trainers around the world about working with dogs that are blind, deaf, or both. It is a special passion of hers to show the world that differently-abled dogs can live happy, fulfilled lives as part of a family.
Her blog is an outstanding source of information for anyone interacting with dogs that are deaf or blind/deaf. www.your-inner-dog.blogspot.com. Her website also has various articles pertaining to training and double merles, deaf and blind/deaf dogs. www.yourinnerdog.com.
Besides working with differently-abled dogs, Debbie also specializes in helping dogs that display fearful and reactive behaviors. She has many years of experience rehabilitating dogs rescued from commercial breeding facilities and hoarding situations that display intense fear reactions.
Debbie is the author of several books: Glimmers of Hope; Conversations with Gabe; Through A Dark Silence; and White Dog Blog. She has trained dogs in a variety of activities, including therapy work, flyball, herding, print and media work, obedience, agility, conformation, lure coursing, tricks and scent work. She has over 13 years of experience custom-training assistance dogs, including medical alert dogs, to match the specific needs of each person.
Debbie has a special interest in the holistic side of dog training and wellness. She has completed extensive training in Healing Touch for Animals, Tellington TTouch, animal communication, canine myotherapy, craniosacral techniques, Reiki, canine fitness, and several other modalities. She continues to expand her knowledge and skills to be able to offer the best to the animals and people she works with.