Whether you live with a high energy dog who needs lots of stimulus, or just want to keep your dog pre occupied while your at work for the day, we have a list of some great activities to keep your dog entertained.
Food Puzzle Toys
As the name suggests these are toys which are designed so the dog has to work and figure out how to get to the delicious treat inside. Let’s face it, what dogs isn’t tempted by food? So these toys will have your dog pre occupied for hours. Some good examples of these toys are: The Kong, The Tricky Treat Ball, The Tug a Jug, and The Dog Casino. Not only do these toys help your dog mentally and physically it also helps them slow down when they are eating.
Tip: you can take this one step further by hiding these toys around your house or backyard so they have to find them before they can start playing/eating them.
Take them for Walks
This may be very obvious example, but a tired dog is a good dog. If you can, try and take your dog for a long walk before you leave for the day. This will tire them out leaving them knackered and sleepy for the time you are at work. If you don’t have time before work you could even look at hiring a dog walker or a doggy day care service. This will give your dog a much needed energy burst while you are work and also give them some social interaction.
Dogs need to be stimulated, and especially need to have social interaction. Off-leash play with other dogs served multiple purposes. It gives your dog an opportunity to be social, but also will tire them out physically and mentally. Look at taking them to a dog friendly park or beach where they can run around and play with other dogs. Or alternatively you could book them a place in ‘doggy day care’ one day a week.
Give your dog some jobs to do
Dogs were bread to work for humans. Whether it was hunting, fetching, protecting or scavenging dogs where bread to help humans. With this, you could teach your dog some simple house hold chores. Like helping bringing in the washing, helping carry in the grocery bags, or helping carrying wood. This can help them feel like they have a bigger purpose and not only that, give the some physically stimulation.
If you can’t stand to be away from your furry friends for an extended period then the PetCube is for you. The PetCube allows you to connect and interact with your pet, no matter where you are.
With a built in wide angle camera, microphone, and speaker, you can interact with your pet in real time. It’s like you’re right there with your fur baby while being away.
Self Fetching Toys
If your dog is super active and loved to fetch toys, then this one is for you. Toys like the iFetch, your dog can play all day while you are at work which will keep them entertained for hours. The best thing about this is that your pet will be getting exercise while you aren’t even at home.