How to Make an Easter Egg Hunt for Your Dog

Throwing an Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs

Baskets and egg hunts are two popular activities for Easter Sunday. Typically, the tiny humans have all the fun while our dogs sit back and watch. How fair is that?! I say it’s time we make a change. This year, let’s throw an Easter egg hunt for our dogs.

When planning your egg hunt, remember that it is really just a holiday themed nose work game!

Here’s how to do it:

  • Grab some plastic Easter eggs (the kind you typically put candy or coins in).
  • If the eggs don’t have a hole in the end, poke a hole to allow the scent to escape.
  • Add your dog’s favorite, strong-smelling treats to each egg. Allow your dog to watch what you are doing, especially if he is new to nose work activities.
  • With your dog out of sight, hide those eggs! Consider your dog’s level of experience with nose work when choosing hiding spots. If your dog is new, keep the eggs at nose level where they can be seen fairly easily.
  • Bring your dog back into the room and have fun helping to search for those treat-filled eggs!

Many dogs will gently pop the egg open and snatch the treats, but you might need to provide some assistance. If your dog is a strong chewer, it's probably best to skip the plastic eggs and just hide the treats around your house.

Would you throw your dog an Easter egg hunt? Let's see those pictures!


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Positively Expert: Kelsie McKenzie

Kelsie McKenzie is a dog blogger and marketing grad student with a mild Great Pyrenees obsession. She enjoys learning about canine health and behavior and social media marketing.


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