How to deal with your dogs’ boredom
Just this week, my friend told me that her dog was always looking bored and away in thoughts? Sounds funny, but my first reaction was either the dog is sick or not attended to feeling lonely most of the times? My friend like most dog owners these days, feels a tremendous pressure to occupy their dogs every moment, to urgently get rid of his boredom and provide him with activities to quell his what’s next? Action
Dog owners these days have remarkably busy schedules; their time is filled up to at least eight hours especially if they work fulltime making your dogs’ attention unceasingly attended to. Our canine friend cannot speak hence change in their body language and behaviors, will speak volumes. You can get a lot from observing them.
You can take him to the veterinary for checkup to rule out any health issues. If it’s just boredom, as the owner you can fix. If your dog was very playful, ensure to create more time for him, and he will feel great satisfaction.
Your dog want to have fun and get involved. Dogs relish that surge of initiative that is so abundant in their life. Dogs are born canine their hunting natures comes to life more often and like to be busy. When they lose it, they suffer.
Bonding time also help to reduce your dog’s boredom episodes, spend time every day playing with your pup or taking walks together. These can be daily walks, get a comfortable leash and have fun with your dog. Take walks around the neighbourhood or to the market.
A bored dog can have health issues. You need to up the activity levels of your dog, get interactive toys that can help you play and bond with your dog. A game of fetch will ensure your dog runs around and still exercise his muscles at the same time .Lack of playing and exercise can make them lazy and obese which can affect their health. Play stimulating games with your pup or work on training techniques in order to prompt mental stimulation.
Being stationed in one place is never good for anyone and your dog feels the same way to. A trip to the country side, park, or hiking trail should shake her out of her boring every day environment. A change is good as a rest. Even a simple road ride can provide the change of scenery she needs. Carry her favourite toys, food and rinse kit to ensure she can have fun and still get her warm shower later. She will have removed her pent up energy and enjoy her sleep soundly.
Remember what keeps your dog spark alive is a sense of connection, that is why you got her in the first place so give care and love to her as before. Our caring and attention is the fuel dogs depend on for their next idea of what to do, or fuel their next walk and playtime with you.
When your dog does not feel connected, even the coolest, newest toy or adventure loses its luster. Your attempt to fix their boredom will just bring frustration, for you and for them and they might end up running away.
Your presence, your warmth and your willingness to be close and attentive are all that your dog needs. Technology has facilitated that you can still communicate with your dog even if you are remotely away. While at work for long hours, get a camera that can talk and dispense treats to your dog when it gets uneasy these will reduce separation anxiety and boredom.
Remember your dog want to spend time with you and, be involved in what you are doing. If you work long hours offices have nowadays allowed us to take our dogs to work which has increased employee performance and still help in bonding with your dog. You can take your dog to the park during lunch break or for her daily walk which will stimulate him and keep him busy.
If your budget and time can allow another pet in your household, you can get your dog a playmate. A multi-dog household gives your dog’s built-in socialization and stimulation and will be spoilt for chose on who to play with and nag when it feels like. This will eliminate the like hood of your dog chewing your furniture or his bed, digging the yard or scavenging through the dustbin to keep itself busy.
If all these are hard to achieve and your work and family is taking all your time. Trust your favourite fluffy friend with a local dog walker and never feel guilty for working through your lunch break ever again.
Many dog care facilities are available for you to work with and give your dog the care it deserves. Thousands of sitters are happy to take care of your dog while you’re at work or unavailable for the day. Book a one-time visit, or set up a regular rhythm with your favorite sitter. Drop off your dog at their sitter’s home and know they’ll get frequent potty breaks, plenty of playtime, and lots of love.
With these tips we are hoping we have provided you as the dog owner insight, skills and support you need to connect and eliminate your dog boredom in a way that allows your dog to thrive in a healthy relationship with you.
Feel free to leave a comment or outlook on how you dealt with your dog boring status.