When your Tripawd needs a rest from hard play, learn how to Twist!
We wrote about this interactive activity in this December Gear blog post and Karen recently wrote to share how her Pug-a-Palooza did with it.
The Dog Twister game encourages dogs to look for treats hidden underneath movable blocks arranged in a circular pattern.
Twisting with the Pug-a-Palooza
Tripawd ModPawd Karen’s Pug-a-Palooza consists of two pups, Tani (the mature gal with lots of silver in her fur) and Obie (her younger brother). Now these kids might be small in stature but their persistence with the Twister is mighty!
Obie has demonstrated steady progress with the Twister. Karen showed him how to play the game by first removing all of the bones, then adding treats to every other cubby. That’s when something in him clicked, and he nabbed the treats. “Obie got them all out twice!” says Karen.
“We are up to 4 bones and 4 or 5 compartments at a time. We will keep working on it and relate it to moving the covers.” After an exciting game, Karen can count on Obie taking a long snooze on the couch.
Tani’s arthritis along with her small size may have something to do with this. “She is a little limited physically by her arthritis,” says Karen, “It’s hard for her to move enough to manipulate the covers.
She probably would do it (if she got the idea) but then would be really sore. Also her up close vision is not good, so she can’t see small kibbles.”
We’re always hoppy to hear how pawrents and their Tripawds are utilizing the gear and toys they purchase through our Gear and Amazon blogs, so if you have a report you’d like to share with us, drop us a line!
Read more about the Dog Twister Game by Nina Ottoson, here.