How To Organize An Egg Hunt For Your Pup
Egg hunts are so much fun for you and your pup plus you can get some great photos to enjoy. Here are five things to consider when putting on an Easter event for your pup:
#1 Keep the eggs all-natural – Cooked eggs are actually very good for dogs—they’re full of protein and amino acids—so hide some hard-boiled eggs in your lawn and let Fido go sniffing
#2 When it comes to plastic eggs, proceed with caution – You can still use traditional plastic Easter eggs for your dog’s hunt—this tactic is actually a great way to smell-train your dog—but you’ll want to ensure your dog doesn’t eat any of the plastic eggs (they can be very dangerous if they crack). Instead of candy, hide a yummy, dog-friendly treat inside the plastic eggs; when your dog sniffs them out, pop the plastic eggs open for him and reward him with a treat. I actually cracked the plastic eggs open and placed them in the grass. The dogs caught on quickly as to what to do. All I had to do was hold a cracked egg open in my hand and let them sniff the treat and that was it. I’m not bragging but Jake and Maggie are very smart! :-). To limit the likelihood of your pup having an accident, use plastic eggs large enough that they can’t be swallowed whole.
#3 Keep your dog on a leash – This will give your dog a little room to roam, but it will also help you ensure he doesn’t eat anything he’s not supposed to. We were in our own yard so I did not use leashes. Plus both Thomas and I were both out with them watching everything they did. We chaperoned the entire event together.
#4 Keep the chocolate far, far away – We all love chocolate especially at Easter so make sure the chocolate is out of reach and your pet cannot get into it. If you have children, make sure they are not sneaking a bite to your fur baby.
#5 Make it a party – Invite a few other neighborhood dogs to turn your little hunt into a doggie meet up. The more the merrier!
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