Introducing Enrichment Training Sessions

Our dogs are born with natural instincts that are restricted by our modern lives. Just like us, dogs continue to learn throughout their lives and can become bored with the same routine. Being bored can lead to destructive behaviors.

Zoot is now offering enrichment sessions to give your dog a chance to refresh and hone these instincts. In these sessions, dogs will have the opportunity to search out objects/treats using their noses, herd large balls, balance on different surfaces, and a variety of other mentally stimulating activities. To allow the dog's maximum enjoyment, they choose which activity they prefer.

Enrichment sessions are now available as an add-on service to daycare on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Boarding guests will have the opportunity to add on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Ask our front desk staff or contact us for more information.

Examples of activities:

  • Ball Herding: Utilizes natural herding instincts. Dogs will learn to move large balls up and down hallways or across our play meadows.
  • Ball Pitt: Utilizes scent tracking. Dogs will have to use their noses to find treats or toys hidden in a pool of balls. Great for hounds and Labradors.
  • Balance Sessions: Utilizes strength. Dogs will have to balance on different unstable objects to help strengthen joints.
  • Bubbles: Utilizes sight. Dogs will chase down peanut butter-flavored bubbles, learning to focus and reducing anxiety. Great for sight hounds.
  • Weave Cones and Polls: Walking with purpose. Dogs will advance their leash walking and heeling.
  • Hurdles: Constructive jumping. Dogs will jump small heights.