Have you ever wondered if your dog also gets bored? Well they do! If they don't get enough stimulation and exercise, they too can become bored and irritated. It may also depend on the breed of dog, age, and their energy levels. So, what exactly happens when dogs are bored? What are the signs that your dog is bored? And what can we as dog parents do to help?
More often, dogs that are bored will show signs, either by their expressions or through destructive ways to entertain themselves. Here are some common indications that your dog is bored:
- Excessive chewing
- Going through garbage, etc.
- Other destructive, unusual bad behaviors
- Play Fetch
- Play Tug (any short piece of rope will do)
- Hide n' Treat - hide treats in upside down paper cups & have your dog try to locate it
- Play your dog's favorite toys together
- Gently Wrestle/Tickle your dog
- Stuff a food dispensing toy
- Invite a fur buddy over to play together
One of the simplest ways to train your dog is to offer them something they want in return for the behavior you are trying to train them to do. In most cases, treats are the most effective. But what happens if your dog isn't motivated by the treats you are offering it? Read on to find out possible reasons why your dog is not interested in treats and tips to train your dog.