As I mentioned in another article, most people work at least 8 hours a day – leaving Fido at home to entertain himself all day! Fido will probably spend most of the day sleeping but what will he do when he’s all napped out!? Eat your shoes? Chase the cats? Chew on the furniture?
In our dog’s case – the furniture feels the brunt of her boredom. We once came home to our leather couch with a whole the size of a basketball! It was hard to fault her – she was bored!
So what can you do to curb their boredom?
- Hire a dog walker! You can hire a local, professional dog walker to come break up the boredom of your dog’s day.
- Leave a Kong from your dog – stuffed with treats or peanut butter. Your pooch will have to work hard to get their snack, which will in turn leave them more exhausted the rest of the day.
- Use a treat dispensing toy (like the Omega Paw Ball) what I discussed in a previous article. Fill the ball with treats and give it to Fido as you leave for the day.