Dogs are very routinary animals to the extreme of completely changing their behaviour according to their routine, especially if their routine changes all of a sudden.
To avoid any bad behaviours that can be caused by the lack of activities, like excessive barking, destroying things, or biological needs inside of the house, etc, we’re going to tell you some ideas you can implement in your dog’s routine at home to avoid any type of emotional issues like anxiety or depression (yes, dogs experience it too).
Take the time you’re at home, or maybe if you work from home and don’t know what to do with them, and start training them more. Not only how and where to do their biological needs, but also some good tricks that can be fun to learn.
Hide their toys
You can lock them in the kitchen, hide their toys in the living room and let them out to find them. Of course, you need to do this several times until they understand the game.
When they find the toy, congratulate them with a treat or an applause.
Start with a low difficulty level and increase it from there. It’ll be more fun for them.
Play hide and seek
Yes, play with them as if they’re humans, they understand perfectly how to play this, as long as you teach them. Hide yourself and let them find you.
If they can’t find you at all, try whistling to see if they have an idea of where you are. They get extremely happy when they find you.
Yep, you read right.
There is such a thing. TV for dogs.
There are some dogs that will watch whatever you watch, but if that doesn’t work, look up on Youtube: “Videos for dogs” and you’ll find a large variety of fun visuals for them to be entertained.
You can use some of the tools you already have at home, like a broom or boxes to build this set of games.
Anything you can do for them to jump and play around.
Use your imagination and make your living room or better yet, your yard, a place of endless fun.
Do you have a big house? Or maybe a yard? It’s perfect for this!
If your dog has endless energy, you can do intense workouts with them. But what do we mean?
Throwing a ball for a couple hours or maybe going up and down the stairs. These exercises are simple but can tire them out for sure.
You can collect a group of things around the house and teach your dog to find them all. At the end of the game you can congratulate them with a treat. They love these kinds of games.
Change their toys every once in a while
When we only give them one toy to play with, even if it’s their favorite, they could get bored. Of course it all depends on your dog’s personality. However, we always suggest changing your dog’s toys frequently so they get more stimulation from them.
One of the most fun activities for them, believe it or not, is to look out the window. They love to see what’s happening outside, even if they don’t have the desire to go out themselves.
Somehow, they get so entertained they can spend hours there. So, always be sure to have some kind of furniture or box they can climb on top of to make this view accessible.
With our imagination, we can make a dog’s routine magical and return all this love they give us. Start implementing all these fun games so they always have something to look forward to, just like us.
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