Essential enrichment for animal enjoyment
So what is an enrichment area and why is it important?
Quintessential Quarters' enrichment area is a secure play zone which allows each boarder an exclusive opportunity to interact with our qualified members of staff through discovery and play. We focus using the dog’s senses and some of its natural drives such as chase, tug, gnaw and retrieve.
Regular sessions allow the dog to run free and burn off energy in a positive way which reduces boredom. The secure and purposely designed play zone has a variety of agility equipment and other activities such as a ball pit, wobble boards, steps, platforms, swings and a dog friendly maze. Our staff can also introduce to the area a series of spray on scents, spices, herbs and extracts to heighten their interest. Hypoallergenic treats are also hidden in old towels whilst gentle noises are played in the background to further add to the theme of discovery.
Other interactive toys are also to hand for our canine friends, such as giant boomer balls, tuggers, stuffed Kongs and crates, which are used as micro-environments allowing discovery, choice and enjoyment. In the summer months a plastic plunge pool and frozen Kongs are ready and waiting for that extra treat.
The enrichment area allows the dogs to successfully explore, experience and learn related activities. These pleasurable events have a significant knock on effect in reducing the negative associations such as hyperactivity, chewing, barking and repetitive behaviours.
An under cover grooming area is situated in the play zone, which also allows our team to use calming techniques with those that are a little unsure.
Quintessential Quarters is the finest solution to boarding and strives to give each guest the best opportunity to enjoy its stay. The enrichment area is not just a whole host of fun and excitement; it is also based on factual research.