Muffin Tin Game for Dogs - Quick & Easy Enrichment | Pupford
August 11th, 2023
Filed under Lifestyle + Stories
The Muffin Tin Game is an easy, fun-to-play, and inexpensive brain game for dogs.
You can play it at relatively any time, no matter the weather or situation outside.
They need jobs and things to accomplish, just like us humans!
WHAT IS THE MUFFIN TIN GAME?
The Muffin Tin Game is an enrichment activity for dogs where they sniff out treats that are hidden under tennis balls in a muffin tin. The game forces them to paw at, pick up, or use their nose to move the balls to access the treats.
It's one of the easiest enrichment games because most people already have all the necessary tools for the game! More on that now. 👇
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PLAY THE MUFFIN TIN GAME
Most of what you need to play this brain game can be found in your house already! Here is what you'll need to play this game:
- One muffin tin
- One tennis ball per muffin tin hole
- Treats your dog will work for (looking for some? )
That's it! This game is super easy to set up.
HOW TO PLAY THE MUFFIN TIN GAME FOR DOGS
Just like the required items, how to play this brain game is very easy. Here's how to play the muffin tin game with your dog:
- Get a muffin tin
- Fill most of the holes (not all) with 3-5 treats
- Cover every hole with a tennis ball
- Let your dog sniff out the treats and use their brain to figure out how to remove the balls to access the treats!
That is it, easy!
NOTE: If your dog tries to pick up the tin, just hold it down!
MUFFIN TIN GAME VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS
Here's all of that in a short video! Watch below for complete video instructions, and my dog Scout completely missing the point of the game. 😅
RECAP OF THE MUFFIN TIN GAME
A dog with a sharp mind will be better at training, responding to cues, and also, much calmer throughout the day!
Have you tried it out yet? Vote in the poll below. ⤵️
Have questions about this game? Ask them in the comments below!