Leaving Your Dog at Home | Tip #2

Posted by wadmin on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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When you leave home during the day and leave your dog behind, does your dog have to stay inside? If your dog spends the day indoors, here is a tip for you to make your dogs day happy and comfortable:

Keep ’Em Busy

Next, put away your dog’s food bowl and use food-dispensing toys instead. Some toys–such as the Kong–can be stuffed. I often suggest a mixture of half canned and half dry food. For champion chewers, freeze the stuffed toy until it’s hard, so as to make a long-lasting excavation project. Other toys release dry food piece by piece when the dog knocks or pushes them around. Some of these toys offer variable difficulty levels, so you can frustrate your dog just enough to keep her active and engaged, like Grandma at the slots. Did you forget to wash out the food toys from the day before? Then take your dog’s entire breakfast ration of dry food and scatter it on the floor as you leave the house. Successful foraging is most dogs’ idea of a good time.

Do test-drive chew toys when you’re home and can supervise. Many food-dispensing toys will stand up to all but a minority of jaws, but others aren’t suited to hardcore chewers and may crack. If your dog can break the toy or chew pieces off, he and it need a chaperone. Rawhides and natural bones are also unsuitable for a solo dog.

Looking for more dog care tips? Check out our own list here.

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