Leave this field empty

 Members Login | Members Signup | Shopping Trolley 

Ph: (07) 3341 9153


Unique creative techniques to Eliminate boredom in pets

waitingforawalk200Is your dog bored during the day?

With the shrinking back yard, our long working hours and life's increasing frenetic pace, it's sometimes difficult to for us to give our dogs the rich lifestyle that they deserve. The solutions are all here.

Eight Intriguing Techniques to Ban Boredom!

1. Boredom relief secrets explained!

2. A Carton of magic - how your recycling can alleviate boredom

3. Free, home-made timers to entertain your dog when alone

4. Happy and Content pets – It's as Simple as ABC

5. Holey Terror - hole digging eliminated

6. How boredom relief remedies escaping

7. When Dogs Roam and Why

8. Specialised dog toys to stop boredom

Additional information

pawprint  My Dog is barking

pawprint  Separation Anxiety Pet Pick

pawprint  Energy to Burn

Membership is needed for full access

Sign up for membership here


Behaviour / Dog Behaviour Solutions / Boredom relief / No Bored Dogs

No Bored Dogs  

What's inside your dog's head? With dogs that I see, it's often a soggy brain. A splodgy mass of underused grey matter that has hardly been exercised at all. In the real estate world they would say it's a brain with 'lots of potential'. Many a dog's head is an unimproved cerebral wasteland devoid of any active neurons, crying out for a caring brain architect to connect the neurons and to develop a fun park of intelligence.

If you have a dog which is 'home alone' all day or have a work-depleted working dog, it too, is likely to have a soggy brain unless you know what to do. Boredom is the scourge of backyard dogs.

How do you know if your dog is bored?

destructive daschundsmlLook for destructive behaviours and noise. If your dog digs swimming-pool-sized holes in your garden, if it rips washing from the line, destroys garden furniture and savages sprinkler systems then it's a bored backyard dog. If it is chewing holes in your wooden fences or gates or is chewing the door jambs or destroying the fly screens on your back door it has a bigger problem. If it howls, barks or whines for most of the day and your letter box is jammed with hate mail when you get home from work, or worse still, if your dog is perpetually escaping, it has a serious problem. It is even worse if your dog is trembling, shaking, hyperventilating or salivating excessively when you are away from it.

All of these disasters happen when a dog is bored or worse still, when it has a separation anxiety. Casual boredom during the day can quickly become a full-blown separation anxiety as the dog learns that whenever you leave for work you are always gone for a long time.

How to ban boredom

The solution is to provide a healthy and stimulating lifestyle for your pet when you're home and when you're away. You don't want a dull area of dismal confinement equivalent to pooch purgatory.  Instead your back yard should be a Happy Hound's Playground, A Mutt's Mind-Enriching Nirvana, a Dog's Arena of Delight.

How do you create that for your dog?

'When Home' Boredom Blasters   

Firstly be sure you have a happy hound - not a street freak.  

puppy_jack_russel_white200Aerobic exercise, especially when owners get involved, is a delight for dogs.  However, many dog owners think that taking the dog for long walks to a local park or for a daily vigorous jog is the best form of exercise.

To me, this focus is wrong. While the exercise is good, the location is not. Where does your dog spend most of its time? In your backyard. Therefore, the backyard needs to become the focus, not the street beyond.

Your dog needs to know that the grass is greener on your side of the fence. Rather than spending five days per week walking or jogging your dog around the suburbs, you would do a lot better spending at least four of those days doing aerobic exercise and brain work with your dog in your own backyard. The yard has to be much more fun than the street.

So what can you do for your dog when you are at home?

Visit page 2 to find out!

Contents of Next Page (membership required)

What's on the next page : -

1. "When home" boredom busters

2. "Home alone" boredom busters

3. Cat boredom busters

4. Hints and tricks on making your own boredom busters

... and more!

Are you a member


 Login here Sign up
 go to next page


Back to the Barking Dog Pet Pick
Back to the Separation Anxiety Pet Pick
Back to the No Bored Dogs Pet Pick