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How to keep your dog from getting bored when you’re not home.

Sunday, February 26, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

If your dog is still a puppy, make sure that has lots he has of toys to play with. Praise him when he’s playing with his toys. Keep a close eye on him. Never give him any praise if he is playing with your clothes, pillows, furniture etc.   Spend time each day giving him plenty of exercise and play time. Playing fetch with him gives him plenty of exercise, is great fun and helps him burn calories. Take your time when walking your dog. Walking is great for you and your best friend, it will keep him from being bored and get him tired so he gets a good nights sleep. Train you dog by teaching him basic tricks, he will become closer to you and also keep him occupied. When you’re about to leave for work in the morning, give your dog a chewy toy , a newspaper to rip up while you’re gone. It’s a good idea to keep the TV on while you’re gone so he doesn’t feel as if he’s alone. Animal Planet or a dog channel are good choices.  Take him to a grooming place so he sees other dogs and gets to play around with the other dogs.  All of these things will keep him from getting bored and potentially doing damage in your home.

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