How to Stop Boredom in Dogs

When you are approved for a dog adoption in San Diego, there are several things you will need to do before bringing the dog home. The team in the animal shelter will give you a quick list of things you need to do. Once you bring him home, it will be your duty to keep him happy. In this post we will be looking at some of the things you can do to prevent boredom in your dog.

Get him new toys

Toys will give your dog the distraction he needs. The problem is that puppies get bored with the same old toys. After a puppy adoption you should not just get your dog just one toy. You need to get him several. You need to aim for 3 to 4 toys per pet if you have several dogs in the house. Over time, you will need to get new toys. Experts recommend getting 8 to 10 toys for a singleton puppy. You should rotate the toys so as to keep them fresh. There is no harm in setting a schedule and swapping out toys every 2 to 3 days.

Provide stimulation

Your dog does not only need physical exercises. He also needs to be stimulated mentally. This is why you need to get him puzzle toys too. The best puzzle toys are the ones that have a place to hide treats. Don’t forget to rotate the kind of treat you place in the puzzle toy. You also need to use healthy treats and use them sparingly to avoid health issues. Still on stimulation you need to keep teaching your dog new tricks. Training offers the best stimulation for dogs.

Help them chew

If you went for a puppy rescue in San Diego, you have to invest in ‘legal’ chewing opportunities. When they are teething puppies tend to gnaw on everything. Gnawing helps relieve their tender gums. To help with this, you need to get your puppies chewing toys. Dogs of all ages may also engage in chewing. Your vet and the staff at the animal shelter will help pick the best chewing toys for your dog.

Get outside

Terriers love to kick up dirt. Without an outlet, a bored terrier will end up un-planting your potted houseplants. Let them get outside and play a little.

Toy alternatives

Your dog may enjoy watching videos or heating music. Try tuning the TV to an animal program. Caged picket pets such as hamsters, birds and fish may be fun for viewing when your dog is bored. Make sure the smaller pets are not stressed by the staring.

There is a lot more you can do to curb boredom in dogs. As you consider a dog rescue make sure you know what the dog breed loves and if he is a good fit for you. Choose a dog breed that you can comfortably care for. Can you meet his exercise needs?

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