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What are some good stay-at-home activities to keep my dog occupied?

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Hide treats so your dog has to seek them out. Place a treat inside of an empty box. Leave other boxes nearby that don’t have any. Tell your dog to find it -- they’ll have to figure out how to open the box to get it. Make it more of a challenge by turning the box upside down so it’s harder to open.

Stuff treats inside toys so your dog has to work for them. There are toys designed to hold either chewy treats or mushy foods like peanut butter or canned pumpkin. Try taking an old Tt-shirt and tying it into several knots. Stick treats inside each knot. Your dog will have to figure out how to get all the good stuff out of their toy.

During the warmer months, make a treatsicle for your pooch. Fill a paper cup with water. Float treats or chews inside, and then freeze it. Spot will either have to lick the ice or wait for it to melt to get to the treats.

SOURCES:

American Kennel Club: “How to Keep Your Dog Entertained Indoors,” “Are Rawhide Chews Dangerous for Your Dog?” “Online Training—A New Resources for Dog Owners.”

BestFriends.org: “Resources: Dog Chewing and How to Redirect It.”

People’s Dispensing for Sick Animals (PDSA): “The Right Exercise for Your Dog.”

Woofdog.org: “11 Fantastic Ways to Keep Your Dog Entertained While You Are at Work.”

AARP: “10 Tech Products to Keep Your Dog From Getting Lonely While You’re Gone.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on April 23, 2020

SOURCES:

American Kennel Club: “How to Keep Your Dog Entertained Indoors,” “Are Rawhide Chews Dangerous for Your Dog?” “Online Training—A New Resources for Dog Owners.”

BestFriends.org: “Resources: Dog Chewing and How to Redirect It.”

People’s Dispensing for Sick Animals (PDSA): “The Right Exercise for Your Dog.”

Woofdog.org: “11 Fantastic Ways to Keep Your Dog Entertained While You Are at Work.”

AARP: “10 Tech Products to Keep Your Dog From Getting Lonely While You’re Gone.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on April 23, 2020

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