Halloween is creeping up fast so this week I’m sharing a few ideas with you on how to celebrate this spooky tradition with your pup! I stocked up on some Halloween décor and headed to our Schertz location to surprise the team and pups. Thankfully, the team wasn’t spooked by all the spiderwebs I brought, and they helped me prep the play yard!
The first activity of our Halloween themed Canine Enrichment was filling a pool full of spiderwebs (fake ones of course) and letting the pups sniff treats through them. It was funny how quickly the pups jumped right in to use their sniffers! All of our Ranchers enjoy how we use their pool to hold more than just water… They get to experience digging through hay, balls, ice, and now spiderwebs.
While our super sniffer pups enjoyed the spiderwebs, the others were ready for our next activity: Fetching PUMPKINS! This was a lot of fun for our Ranchers, even the tiniest pups were able to carry the mini pumpkins around by the stem.
The team and I melted when we saw Abby wake up from her nap to gnaw on the pumpkin stem.
After playtime was over, I visited a few pups in their bunks to give them a Halloween themed puzzle game. One of the easiest puzzles is hiding treats underneath trick-or-treat buckets and having the pups flip the buckets over to get the treats! Finn loved it!
The other D.I.Y puzzle was a bit more challenging, which is why I gave it to our German Shepherd friend, King! I found a pack of these Halloween plastic cups at Walmart for only a dollar! I hid a few treats in one cup and stacked another cup on top, so he had to pull the cups apart to get the treats out!
The team had so much fun with this week’s blog, they want to do it again on Halloween! We’re hosting a Howl-o-ween Bash during Frontier Club on October 31st, 2018. Give us a call to RSVP your pup!
From Halloween themed games to the pumpkin flavored treats featured in an earlier blog, we’ll make this a HOWL-o-ween he’ll never forget!
Until next week…Well Wishes and Puppy Kisses!
At Pawderosa Ranch we welcome all dogs to come play and stay with us! Each rancher is cared for by a specialized staff who understand the benefits of dog daycare and lodging and who are passionate about making Pawderosa Ranch the best dog boarding in San Antonio. We can’t wait to see your pup!