Variety really IS the spice of life !

Variety really IS the spice of life !

I tried to be good but I got boredBoredom and variety are always inter-connected in cases of dog misbehaving. Yes. This is true. Many times, boredom can be managed with variety of materials that will distract the animals to a greater extent.  Hence, the dog may not do the abnormal or unwanted activity arising out of the boredom experienced by it.

Bored dogs may have different types of behavioral patterns.  For example, some dogs will be seen barking continuously and some may be engaged always in some digging activities.

There are many ways to get your dog out of its boredom activities. Many toys can stimulate your dog and you do not have to spend a fortune usually.   Investing in a KONG and filling it with Vitamin Gel (and letting the Gel freeze) is a great boredom buster. If they don’t like the gel, put some of their favourite kibble (dry food) in the kong and “plug” up the ends with some peanut butter. To make it extra tricky, freeze the KONG so as the peanut butter is frozen too.

These may be kept inside the crate and in particular, puppies love these items.  A buster cube with multiple treats may be placed in the dog’s shelter and the animal soon understands on how to roll the buster cube to get the treats it prefers. A Buster Cube is an ingenious toy used for simulating and activating your dog during play and feed time.  Instead of placing the food monotonously in one place, change the place of feeding suddenly.

Dog love to work for their food so make a game of it thru the use of a buster cube or even other activities.

Such actions will be helpful for removing the boredom like activity in your dog. Activities pertaining to boredom need to be redefined well by the dog owners.  This will help them to a greater extent to drive away the unwanted behavior patterns in their pet dogs.

For example, some dogs may often have destructive biting characters and will be seen biting chair, cloth, mats, and everything they can see. After ruling out the teething problem if it is a puppy, provide  it with some large sized balls, mineral mixture based bone materials, etc. Such variety of materials help to reduce the boredom related activities.

One of the best ways to help alleviate boredom in your dog is to employ a dog walker.  Gold Coast Pet Sitting offers dog walks as well as doggie adventures or doggie daycare within your home. All Gold Coast Pet Sitting Dog Walkers try to provide physical as well as mental stimulation so as you have a tired (yet happy) dog !

What are some of the ways you help alleviate boredom in your dogs ?

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