As much as we want to keep our pets company all the time, we still have work to do. When we are away, dogs can get bored and try to entertain themselves. Some of them may have destructive behavior. The reason why they tend to be troublemakers is that they have excess energy. Lacking of necessary exercise and training, dogs are more likely to get diseases than those which exercise more. Read on and diversify your dog’s entertainment when you are away.
Dog toys can activate your dog and engage him in self-entertainment. Though toys can’t be perfect substitutes for dog owners, they still play an integral role in amusing your pets. Since there are large amounts of dog products in the markets, it is important for you to choose the right toys. Needless to say, safety comes the first. Non-toxic and animal-friendly material is the bottom line. Always rotate your dog’s toys to intrigue him.
Pet squeaky toys can keep your dog highly entertained, because they can make sounds when your dog squeezes them. They are well designed to be different animals with colorful looks. It is soft and made of plush which is safe for your dog.
As I mentioned in my previous post, dogs are most likely to suffer from gum diseases. Aside from necessary medical treatments, chewing toys can help remove the plague. With these toys , even if you are not at home, your dog can still entertain himself. Your furniture can also avoid being destroyed when your dog is busy playing with toys.
Apart from store-brought dog toys, you can offer your dog some homemade toys. Busy basket is a funny time-consumer that entertains your dog. All you need to do is to put dog treats at the bottom of the basket and then cover them with a towel. Put his favorite toys on the towel. Repeat the procedure until the basket is full. As your dog discovers the treats and toys, it can expend his energy and improve the problem solving.
You can also fill a jug with small dog treats. If your dog wants to eat the treats, he has to tug the rope attached to the lid. It might take a while to train your dog. But the training is also the interaction between you and your dog.