Dogs are known to be happy-go-lucky creatures and can bring joy wherever they go. But even dogs have times when they feel bored. Yes, you read that right, your furry companion can be bothered by boredom too. There are times when your pooch may feel restless and agitated. As it may not always be possible to take your doggo on a walk when he’s bored, we’ve jotted a few activities that will definitely keep your dog entertained.
1. Make A Play Area For Your Dog
Nothing can be as entertaining for your pooch as his toys! Playing with toys certainly makes a fun activity for your dogs. To keep your dog engaged, you can scatter all his toys on the floor so that he can play with a variety of playthings at one time. This can also allow you to have a dedicated play space for your pooch at home and help you train him better. Another way to keep your pooch entertained is by introducing him to treat dispensing toys that will keep him occupied in mastering the way to get the treat!
2. Teach Your Dog Some New Tricks
While it is a good idea to keep your dogs entertained with toys, why not teach them some new tricks as well? As a matter of fact, dogs are quick at learning which makes it easier for your pooches to grasp the tricks. The lessons that you can teach your doggo can include barking on command, handshake, rolling, jumping, fetching and anything and everything else that you want your pooch to learn! But while you engage your dog in learning a new trick, make sure that you motivate him with a treat so that he doesn’t lose interest. This activity will not only keep your dog entertained but it is sure to also strengthen the bond between you both.
3. Let Your Dog Play Treat Hunt
Games and treats are without a doubt every dog’s all-time favourite things! So why not unite these two favourites and create a fun activity for your pooch? In this treat hunt, all you need to do is hide the treats in different places around the house, without letting your dog spot you while you hide the treats. In this way, your doggo can be engaged in sniffing and finding treats while you get some me-time for yourself! A treat hunt can also be a good way to pass time for your dog while you’re at work.
4. Relax Your Dog With A Grooming Ritual
Call it entertainment or pampering hours but dogs absolutely love it when you arrange a grooming session just for them! Giving your pooch a nice, clean bath with a moisturizing shampoo is a good way to clean your doggo while also ensuring that his coat is nice and smooth. Our Shea Pleasure Sniffing You shampoo is a great option for this! This can be followed by a relaxing paw massage with our Paw’sitively Smooth paw butter that will make your furry buddy feel refreshed and exuberant. Grooming rituals are also the best time to connect with your dogs and improve your relationship of love and trust with them.
5. Let Your Dog Watch Television
Believe it or not, dogs perceive television just like us and some of them enjoy it too! If you’ve noticed that your dog is an avid television viewer then you can turn on his favourite TV shows or movies to keep him entertained. As dogs are capable of identifying the images that they see on TV, your pooch would certainly recognize his favourite TV shows and be hooked to it. However, while exposing your dog to the TV, it is also recommended that you limit his TV watching time to avoid addiction. While you may be wondering, let us tell you that yes, TV addiction in dogs is really a thing!
Whether you’re a part of the activities mentioned above or let your dog enjoy them in your absence, your pooch is sure to have a good time and be entertained with these activities!
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