I'm always searching for ways to exercise Stumpy, physically and mentally. I'm not into spending big bucks, though. In my search I came across the following idea, which incorporate items easily accessible in most homes.
I used Stumpy's very favorite treat
a muffin tin
and tennis balls (ok, fake tennis balls in this case)
I broke a chicken jerky strip into smaller pieces and placed a piece in each muffin cup.
then placed the tennis balls, on top of the treat in the individual cups.
Have at it, Stumpy!
Stumpy had some fun with this! She is easily frustrated and this challenged her without making her crazy. Stumpy earned a reward frequently enough that she didn't have to go berserk on it. I think it will only be good for a couple of uses before she figures out she can lift the 6 tennis ball out to get all the treats in a matter of seconds. It will be fun to see how long it takes before she figures it out. She did have some fun with all the tennis balls, afterwards, too!
**Love my dirtville internet connection. It took almost 4 hours to upload this video. That doesn't include 3 previous attempts that ranged from an hour and a half to 3 hours. Yeah, about 12 hours total!