K9 Connection Enrichment Programs
Enrichment is the enhancement of a dog’s life though engagement in activities which address the dog’s unique physical and mental needs and support instinctual behaviors.
Enrichment helps to reduce stress, mitigate common behavioral issues, build confidence and improve a dog’s overall well-being. Enrichment includes a broad curriculum, taking into account the dog’s mental, social and physical state during each session so that activities can be adjusted accordingly. All of this helps us to nurture a deeper connection between the dogs and their humans.
The mission of our K9 Enrichment program is to help meet each dog’s Social, Mental and Physical needs in an engaging, healthy, safe, and meaningful way.
We honor the key tenet of Enrichment: agency. Agency means allowing the dog freedom to choose whether or not he wants to engage in an activity. We can only deem an activity or environmental modification enriching for a particular dog if that dog willingly choses to engage in it and we can observe positive outcomes from his engagement.
At K9 Connection, we incorporate Enrichment into all aspects of our training programs. We offer a stand- alone K9 Enrichment daycare program which has replaced our all-day-free- play daycare.