Is your dog bored whilst your away at work? Are you looking for some simple ways to keep your dog busy during the day?
When dogs get bored they can develop some destructive behaviours. If we don't keep them mentally stimulated than they will come up with their own ways to pass the time, which might involved destroying the reticulation or chewing up your favourite pair of thongs.
Luckily there are a few simple yet effective ways to keep your dog entertained and out of trouble. Here’s 10 quick and easy ways to keep your dog entertained during the working week.
1. Interactive Toys
Interactive toys are a great way to keep your dog entertained during the day and keep their playful side going. We suggest having a few different toys, and swapping them out regularly so your dog doesn't get bored of one particular toy.
2. Hire A Dog Walker
Hiring a dog walker can be a cost effective way to give your dog some much needed exercise during the work week. We all live busy lives and hiring a professional dog walker is a great way to squeeze in that extra bit of exercise for your pooch.
3. Find A Play Mate
Do you have a family member or friend with another dog? This might be the perfect opportunity to give your dog a daily play-mate. Just make sure that the two dogs are compatible with each other and will get along fine without supervision.
4. Automatic Feeders
It is important to keep your dog well fed and hydrated during the day, particularly during summer. Automatic feeders are a great way to ensure your dog is getting plenty of food and water whilst you are at work.
5. Work From Home
A lot of work-places are offering flexible work arrangements. Being a dog owner is a great excuse to take advantage of this and work from home a few days a week. You could easily squeeze in a lunch-time walk or play.
6. Video Calls
Pet-tech is a rapidly growing market and there are tons of pet cameras available that allow you to dial into your dog remotely to say hi and treat them with some food. This is a great option for dog owners that want to keep a tab on their dog during the day.
7. Give Them A Nice View
Some dogs are happy just spending the day watching the world go by. If your dog is restricted to a small area during the day, maybe consider giving them a view to the outside world.
8. Build A Digging Box
If your dog loves digging build them their own personal digging box in your backyard. Bury their favourite toys in it and let them find it; some dogs love digging so much this can keep them entertained for hours.
9. Make Some Frozen Treats
Frozen treats are a great way to entertain your dog for a few hours as they lick away at the ice to get the to treat. They are super easy to make, just put a few biscuits into an ice mould and let it freeze over night.
10. Take your dog to work day
If all of the above doesn't work then your last resort may be taking your dog to work. If that's the case you might want to pick out some fresh apparel so your pooch is looking their best.
There you have it, 10 Ways To Entertain Your Bored Dog Whilst At Work. If you have some further suggestions or ideas, let us know in the comments below!