In this week’s blog I wanted to tell you a bit more about The Canine Brain Box - our enrichment subscription box for dogs. I’ll cover some frequently asked questions, as well as tell you about the reason we created it and what makes it a little bit different to the usual dog subscription boxes.
If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ve probably seen my Shetland Sheepdog (and chief product tester) Poppy who is the inspiration behind The Canine Brain Box. Poppy can find the world a bit of a scary place, and through our struggles I’ve developed a huge passion for dog training and am now a qualified dog trainer (I had only intended to take her to a few training classes and it all got a bit out of hand!!).
One of the things that’s made the biggest difference to Poppy is ensuring she has plenty of activities to keep her brain busy, and enough quiet time to relax. We all think about making sure our dogs have enough physical exercise, but ensuring our dogs have enough mental stimulation and time to relax can be just as important.
It’s really tempting to increase the amount of exercise your dog has to try and tire them out, but (providing they already have enough exercise to keep them in good shape) giving them more ultimately just increases your dog's fitness levels so you end up needing to provide more and more exercise to have the same effect.
Providing your dog with some enrichment activities has so many benefits - it lets them use their natural instincts such as sniffing and chewing, it gives their brain a workout (which can be far more tiring for them than a walk), it helps to build confidence, and helps them to relax, leaving you with a calm, happy dog that’s ready for a snooze.
If you’ve ever struggled with your dog being too excitable, barking too much, or showing other behaviours as a result of boredom then some brain games will definitely help. Alongside a training plan it’s also really beneficial for reactive dogs too as it helps to bring down all those stress hormones they experience when they encounter another dog on a walk - if they can head out for their walk already feeling much calmer and more relaxed then they’re much better able to cope with whatever the might meet.
So what is The Canine Brain Box?
The Canine Brain Box is a monthly subscription box for dogs that’s packed with enrichment activities and training tips to keep your dog entertained and out of mischief (alongside some tasty chews and treats of course!).
The box contains new products and activities every month. Everything is carefully chosen with enrichment in mind and a typical box will include:
- Enrichment Toys such as puzzles, games and food dispensing activities that will give your dog plenty to think about
- Healthy chews and treats your dog will love
- Our monthly activity guide - packed with tips and training advice along with DIY enrichment activities to try at home.
When you join, we’ll ask a few questions about your dog to make sure that everything you receive is suitable - you can also tell us about their likes and dislikes and when their birthday (or gotcha day) is so we can send them a special gift that month.
How much is it?
The Canine Brain Box is £29.95 per month - you can take £5 OFF your first box with offer code WELCOME. The value of the products inside the box will always be more than £29.95 so you can enjoy some great savings too. You can also choose a 3, 6 or 12 month plan for additional savings.
When will it arrive?
Your first box will be dispatched straight away and will reach you in 3-5 working days. You’ll then be charged on the same date each month and your box will be sent out monthly for as long as you subscribe.
Is there a contract?
There’s no contract or minimum commitment. You can pause or cancel your subscription at any time.
You can find our full details of The Canine Brain Box here.
If you have any questions about The Canine Brain Box or there’s anything else we can help you with just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!
Amanda & Poppy xx