Dogs have excellent scenting abilities and on days when the weather is cold, you can take the opportunity to challenge their scenting skills. One way to do so is to set up an obstacle course that your pup must complete, either with their meal at the end or in parts after each activity of the course. You can also play hide and seek...for food! Go ahead and hide the food and encourage your canine companion to track the food down, using their nose. Scenting activities will be challenging for your pup and provide them with mental and physical stimulation.
On a cold day in Iowa, a place where you and your pup can spend some time together indoors is Bone-A-Patreat. Located in Des Moines, West Des Moines and Urbandale, Bone-A-Patreat is a pet supply store where your pup is welcome to join you so that you can check things out together. The establishment's owner, as well as the staff, are happy to help and share their knowledge about the products they offer and would love to say hello to your canine buddy. Not only can you and your pup spend time together indoors on a cold day, you can make new friends and learn about products that may benefit your furry companion.
Is it chilly out? Then it may be just the right time for a trip to Bass Pro Shops, where you and your canine pal can explore the many items that the store offers. Bass Pro Shops has a location in Altoona as well as in Council Bluffs. Canine customers must be on their leash and well behaved. You and your pup will be able to get plenty of ideas of things that you can do together as the weather warms up, from all of the items that are for sale; Bass Pro Shops offers all sorts of gear for outdoor adventures!