Are you dreading a half session full of unpredictable weather and children in the house disturbing the pets who have also become accustomed to the peace and quiet during the session? Well, we’ve got you covered. Here are some ideas on how to entertain your furry friends and their human companions during the holidays.
While you entertain your kids and their cat friends by growing cat grass, why not learn a little about gardening? In the wild, cats will often gnaw on grass after eating their prey to help them expel undigested pieces of their food. Cat grass can also provide your cat with some indoor entertainment and help with bad breath.
Once you’ve finished making your mat, the real fun begins! Sprinkle some treats on the straps and see how your cat or dog accepts their new toy. You may need to help them a lot by guiding them to the mat with your hand, but it won’t take long for them to figure out that there are some tasty treats hidden among the fun mess of clothes!
play hide and seek
Hide and Seek is the perfect game to entertain kids and dogs (we’d say cats, but we don’t think they care enough to play)! Dogs do best at finding things while children will enjoy hiding.
If you have a hula hoop or something similar, you can also train your dog (and any child) to jump. When first training your dog, simply hold the hoop at the desired height while signaling your dog to jump. Also try using a treat to entice them to jump and reward them once they do, so they know they did a good job.