Keeping your dog entertained and busy can be a challenge and actually trying to come up with some ideas can be even more frustrating! Let us show you some ways you can keep your dog excited.
Benefits of keeping your pet entertained
When your pet gets bored there is a lot of unwanted things he can do such as chewing your shoes, messing your bed or even barking for no reason! If you don’t engage with your pet they will start creating their own activities and as shown they can be quite difficult to deal with it sometimes.
Playing with your pet decreases the chance of your pet getting bored and likelihood of doing unwanted things and makes your pet more relaxed and calm to be able to engage and teach.
Play the shell game!
The shell game is like a simple puzzle-solving for your pet. To start all you need is a treat or something your pet really adores and put it in one of the 3 cups ( as the number of cups increases – the difficulty increases! ) you then shuffle the cups and wait for your pet to guess in which one the treat is.
DON’T LET THIS DOG PUT YOUR PET TO SHAME!
Make your pet work for food
Another crucial way to entertain your pet at home is by doing little tasks for your pet and let the treat be as a reward! There is many ways you can make this work with your pet. One of the ways I enjoyed doing it was commanding my pet to sit or lay down on the floor with his chest open and then whenever he did it quickly i would reward him with a treat! Another way is by telling your pet to bring something this can only work if you taught your pet how to do this and which items he remembers vividly, in my case i would ask my dog to put the clothes in the washing machine in exchange for a treat!
Play the Which Hand game
To play this game with your pet is quite easy and quickly to do it. Simply place a mini ball or a pet toy in one of your hand and make your hands not visible by placing them at the back of yourself then switch in whatever hand you wish and present it to your pet. The pet should indicate which side by tapping with his claw on whichever hand he thinks the toy is. This game is commonly used by pet owners but is really underestimated!
Buy a new Pet Toy
Pet toys are usually really effective for pets to consume their overwhelming energy. Having more than one pet toy is greatly beneficial as the pet won’t get bored that easily. Studies have found that pets get bored of having old pet toys and that’s why you should keep your pet tuned with a variety of different pet toys to play with!
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