Through the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and well entering into the cold gray days of winter, it is understandable that we get a little fidgety and this is also true for our pets. Cabin fever can set in without a little imagination and enrichment for remaining locked indoors for long and cold weather activities.
Here are a few tips and tricks for incredible activities for you and your pet, to chase away the winter blues.
Make This Winter the Season for Pets
Just because it is cold and snowing outside does not mean you that can’t celebrate. This year, spend some extra time creating the perfect gift for your four-legged furry friend. These will not be some awesome toys, but they will also allow you to interact with your pet for experiencing a stronger bond.
- ChuckIt, Indoor Ball
- Zogoflex Tug Toy
- Happy Pet Grubber Ball
- Go Cat Da Bird
In the spirit of the winter season, sharing handmade gifts for other pet lovers should be there on your list and this can be a great way to enjoy a day inside. You can even share a few of these treats with your own best furry friend, and also donate some of these precious gifts to the local animal shelter.
- DIY Fleece Pet Blanket
- Sock Catnip Fish Toy
- Dog Candy Canes
- Chicken Cranberry Cat Treats
- Some Razzle Dazzle: Is fun for Pet during the Winter season
These boredom-busting games are all about enrichment and give the challenge and entertainment you and your pet need on long and cold winter days.
As a bonus, there are some additional activities to burn some extra holiday calories off for you too.
- Climbing stairs is also an effective way to work on those leash training skills.
- Indoor agility course, can be created with some boxes, plastic pipes for doing the high jumps, and other easy DIY obstacle course ideas for you and your pet.
- At-home keep a spa day that includes bathing and brushing, as well as tending to those delicate paws.
- Laser or feather chase
- Adorable Holiday Photo Shoot
There is still time to create a holiday card. Including your complete family is a must, and getting that great shot with your sweet pet can require a bit of practice. If your photo skills aren’t that great or up to par, you can always recruit the services of professional pet portrait photographers.
Other Activities for You as well as for Your Pet
At end of the day, and after all of the chaos of the holiday season coming to an end, there is nothing wrong with a little R&R. Relax by snuggling your pet on the couch or letting them curl up on your lap in front of a cozy fire. As, Winter is all about good cheer and enjoying the best in life with our loved ones – and our pets will surely appreciate the additional quality time.
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