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Do your dogs need something to do in the summer when its too hot to walk? Try some frozen enrichment!

Just 10 minutes of enrichment is equivalent to a half hour of physical activity. On hot days, this can be a great alternative to keeping your pups happy and occupied while staying cool.

Here’s how to make Sandy’s favorite frozen treat

  • Take a ¬†plastic container (Tupperware, clean yogurt containers, etc) and fill with water or a combination of water and chicken broth.
  • Add in your dog’s favorite soft treats – just a handful will do! Shredded chicken, Zuke’s Training Treats, dog jerky treats, etc are always great choices. Feel free to mix them up as well!
    • To make it extra challenging, freeze in layers so the treats are at different depths
  • Freeze the container until solid.
  • Remove from the container (run a little hot water on the outside if it’s stuck) and then let your dog enjoy their frozen snack! (best enjoyed outside or in an area you don’t mind getting wet and a little messy)

As always, make sure to supervise dogs with treats to make sure they are enjoying safely!

Detroit Dog Rescue

Detroit Dog Rescue is Detroit's first no-kill shelter. Founded in February 2011, DDR helps between 80 to 120 dogs at any given time. Our rescue is known for taking animals in trouble that most regard as unadoptable and investing the time and training needed to rehabilitate and re-home these dogs. Detroit Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and licensed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and holds a Platinum Award of Transparency through GuideStar.