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DIY dog friendly Easter egg hunt

Easter can be fun for our four-legged furry friends too, so why not create your own dog friendly Easter egg hunt! We have put together, with the help of Bruce the Bunny, tips to host your own egg hunt at home with your pooch, along with some safety tips on keeping your dog safe this holiday.

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Create your eggs

Create your eggs

Firstly, you’ll need to get yourself some plastic refillable eggs to hide the easter treats in like these ones. If they haven’t already, you’ll need to poke a hole in them so your dog can sniff out the yummy food!

Smelly treats like cheese, chicken or sausages always work best, however you can choose to hide whatever you like in the eggs. It’s a good idea to fill your eggs in front of your dog so they know there’s a treat inside.

As an alternative to plastic eggs, you can use egg boxes to hide tasty surprises.

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Hide your eggs

Hide your eggs

Once your eggs are filled with treats, it’s time to hide them. You can set up the Easter egg hunt inside or out.

If it’s your dog’s first Easter egg hunt we would suggest starting easy, hiding the eggs on a flat surface or in the grass. Once you’ve played the game a few times, you can start to make things a little more challenging for your dog!

Remember not to hide the eggs up high or anywhere that might encourage bad habits like jumping up or climbing on things they shouldn’t.

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Find the eggs

Find the eggs

Now for the egg-citing part!

It’s time to let your dog run free to sniff out the eggs and the hidden surprises inside.

Remember how many and where you hid the eggs so you can make sure your dog has found them all at the end of the Easter egg hunt.

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Safety first

Safety first

As well as having fun, we wanted to share some top tips to make sure your dogs stay safe this Easter.

  • Supervise your dog during all Easter activities. Dogs can get very excited when they know treats are about, so it’s important to keep a close eye on them.
  • Easter means there will be more chocolate and human treats around the house which are toxic for dogs. These should be kept out of reach to stop any risk of your dog eating something they shouldn’t and ultimately avoiding an unexpected vet visit.

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