Boredom Busters For Your Dog

It’s common for dogs to get bored when they are left alone in the backyard or inside the house while you’re at work or out. If we don’t keep them mentally stimulated or busy they’ll come up with their own ways to pass the time, and you’re probably not going to like their idea of a good time. If dogs aren’t occupied, they become bored which can lead to destructive tenancies.  

Signs of boredom in your dog may include: 

  • Excessive Barking / Whining
  • Digging
  • Chewing or other destructive behaviours
  • Following you around when you are at home

Here’s some tips and tricks to keep your dog mentally stimulated and avoid doggy boredom:

  • Play some nose games with hide and seek using treats
  • Tug of war 
  • Change up your dogs walking routine
  • Work on obedience training
  • Give your dog a simple jobs by incorporating them into everyday life tasks
  • Arrange a playdate with another dog
  • Build a digging box for your dog in your backyard
  • Use a kiddie pool for them to swim in 
  • Make some frozen treats for your dog in Summer (e.g. ice cube bone broth)
  • Alternate toys to keep your dog’s interest
  • Make a simple puzzle toy by using a muffin tray and tennis balls 
  • Give them something to chew on 
  • Make a DIY backyard agility course with a ramp, tunnel or simple jump

 It’s important to remember that dogs are naturally bred to work alongside humans, their instinct is to have jobs or tasks to do. So make sure you are giving your dog meaningful interaction that will mentally stimulate them!  Browse our range of raw pet food, or place an order.

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