The Pet Blogger Challenge group will be covering a different topic every other week. This week is our favorite pet hacks! My favorite hacks involve tennis balls. You see, tennis balls (or any ball for that matter) are popular in our house. Ty can’t get enough of them, and so we always have a ton of them around. The first and favorite hack of mine comes from the dog’s love of brain games. Stimulating your pet’s mind is a great way to keep your pets entertained, active, and happy, but commercial treat games are expensive! I originally saw this idea on Pinterest and replicated it myself. This works for cats too, although they have to work a bit harder at it. You can also replicate it for cats with ping pong balls and a mini muffin tin.
Make Your Own Tennis Ball Brain Game
For this game, take a muffin tin, place treats or pieces of food in the bottom of each pan (I use freeze dried meal toppers), and then set balls on top of it. Your dog has to work to get the balls off to get to the treats. Evie loves this game!
Ball in a Bowl Hack
Does your dog eat way too fast? Simply drop a ball in their bowl on top of the food so that have to slow down to work around it. Note that, if you are like me and feed moist food, you will want to use a smooth plastic ball or rubber ball, since a tennis ball will collect food stuck to it and be harder to clean.
The Pet Selfie Ball
I haven’t gotten this yet. I plan to order it! With the Pooch Selfie: The Original Dog Selfie Stick (affiliate link) a tennis ball is snapped into a clip that sits atop your phone. Your mesmerized dog will then look right at the camera!
There is also a DIY version, which you can find through this Pin:
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See more pet hacks from the other members of the Pet Challenge Group!