Just like it is for us humans, mental stimulation is incredibly important for pups. After all, they are still living, breathing, intelligent creatures! And as responsible parents, we would want to ensure that our pups are the happiest they can be, so this includes providing them stimulation in as many ways as possible. After all, variety is the spice of life!
One way to provide variety is to change up the way treats are given, or the treats themselves! In Twinkie the Dachshund’s case, he was given a pig’s ear for the very first time. This strange treat was both a new taste and oral texture experience!
Because they are all individual, some pups are adverse to testing out new experiences. Alternatively, they may try pig’s ear and find they don’t like it. Luckily for this parent, their pup seems to like this new treat, judging by the way Twinkie is chewing away enthusiastically at it!
Feature Image Source: Twinkie the Dapper Dachshund