In a previous post, we discussed the different ways in which a bored dog can potentially be harmful. This issue is definitely one that should not be taken lightly.
As far as issues that could be plaguing your dog, boredom is something that can be easily eliminated.
Keep the following tips in mind if you want your dog to always remain happy and entertained.
Give Your Dog Some Fun Toys to Play With
When we’re feeling bored, we reflexively respond by doing something like pulling out our smartphone to watch something or perhaps play a game. Doing those things helps because they focus our mind and senses on something in front of us.
Handing your dog a smartphone isn’t going to help alleviate their boredom, but there are toys designed to keep them entertained.
Check out this article from The Spruce Pets for suggestions on great toys to purchase for your dog.
Alternatively, look for a long stick to transform into a flirt pole – another toy that appeals to many dogs. Flirt poles are great to have around because they can also double as dog training aids, according to Preventive Vet.
Spend More Time Outside with Your Dog
Another tried and tested method for combating canine boredom is simply going outside with your pet. You can go for a longer walk than usual or if you’re feeling a bit tired, playing around in the yard can be enough entertainment for your dog.
Going outside with your dog also helps because it uses more of his/her energy. By the time you get back home, your dog may only have enough energy to chow down before drifting off for the night.
Hire a Dog Walker
There will be times when you’re just so swamped with work that you will be unable to keep your dog company at home no matter how much you want to. Thinking about your dog being alone at home is never fun.
Give your pet some much needed companionship during your busiest days at work by hiring a dog walker. That way, your pet will have someone to play around with regardless of how full your schedule currently is.
Boredom is simply no fun to experience either for us or our dogs. Don’t allow it to be a problem that lingers by trying out the suggestions in this article.
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