Staying home this Halloween? Teach your dog some new tricks or play some new games with the kids that everyone will enjoy.

We’ve put together some enrichment activities with the help of our spooktacular staff pet dogs.

How to teach your dog to play dead

We head over to our Family Dog Instructor Sarah’s house, where she’s teaching her dog Willow how to play dead.

How to teach your dog to retrieve a mini pumpkin or Halloween toy

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Watch this video with one of our Instructors, Jen and her pet dog, Jake as he learns to retrieve this terrifyingly tiny pumpkin.

How to play apple bobbing with your dog

Get the kids involved and play a good old fashioned game of apple bobbing with your four-legged friend.

Tip! If you don’t have any floating toys, you could always try using some kibble.

Enrichment is described as giving animals’ mental stimulation that allows them to perform natural behaviours, permits them to be more active and increases the control over their environment. Enrichment helps satisfy both the physical and psychological needs of animals and allows them to make choices and encourages them to use their brain to solve puzzles and problems. This can increase their overall happiness and satisfaction, whilst reducing boredom, anxiety and physical and psychological energy.

Take a look at some of our other brain games and enrichment ideas for dogs.