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Tips for Overcoming Boredom and Routine Stress


There are many ways in which you can prepare for, and participate in, you dogs overall health. Providing the necessary shots, diet and exercise are but a few of the ways in which we may meet their daily health demands. Still, there is one area which even many of the most well meaning owners, breeders, trainers, etc. overlook- the state of the animals mental health. Providing for this is just as important as is their physical well being.

Just what exactly can someone do to make sure their dog is mentally healthy and to detect and solve problems before they reach a critical stage? Many solutions are available to combat the stresses of kennel life, or of life indoors, for a dog which remain alone a good bit of the time.

First, many problems often occur as the result of simple boredom. Just how long do you think you could go behaving "correctly" if you were deprived of social, physical and mental stimulation? The length of time would vary from person to person. The same holds true of your dog. Dogs are social creatures and rely heavily upon your contact with them. Again, some more-so than others.

Still, as we all know, you cannot maintain 24 hour contact with any animal - unless maybe you were stranded on a island somewhere with only it as your companion.

There are many other responsibilities we all share in other areas family, career, etc.-which take up a great deal of our time and otherwise cut down on the amount we may spend in our kennels. It is for this reason that it is so important to plan things to keep your animal alert and stimulated mentally to cut down on problems which arise, most notably, from boredom. Boredom is one thing kennel animals (and house dogs as well) face on a daily basis. Not only is this very bad for the dog, but it is highly preventable as well. Many of the most common problems or anti-social behaviors occur as the result of boredom. Excessive barking, fence running, digging and stool eating are all examples that may initially begin as acting out behaviors to overcome boredom. Many of these problems could be solved with just a bit of forethought in the planning stages of kennel development. If your kennel or living area is already constructed, then there are many other ways you can provide for your animals mental health by overcoming or avoiding this problem.

First, where exactly does your dog spend most of its time? You can provide toys as a way to relieve the anxieties of kennel/inside life. Not only do toys provide stimulation and fun but they are the easiest place in which to start. Once you have made sure they are size appropriate for your dog you have a vast array of kinds and types from which to choose. If you are creative and good with your hands then you can create many things yourself. Who says "store bought" is always better? Most importantly, make sure that they are too large to swallow.

Providing a different toy each day or week on a rotating basis is one idea to prevent the dog from becoming bored with the object first introduced to relieve actual boredom. Moving the location of water and food dishes are another idea. The introduction of fruits or vegetable slices, such as carrots or apple slices, are another interesting item the dog doesn't get on a regular basis and also are good and safe supplements if the dog happens to eat them. Large marrow bones, kongs, hard rubber balls (larger than your dog can swallow), and stuffed animals are other choices. Remember, super- vision of these toys is a must, especially in the initial stages.

If the dogs kennel area will allow, hanging toys are a lot of fun for your pet. If suspended by a spring, they will snap back when the dog turns it loose. If you use a rope to suspend a toy make sure it is single strand. NEVER suspend it low enough that an accident may occur. The addition of bells or other types of noise makers are also good choices provided they are attached in such a way that the animal can't get to them. Remember that you will need to check these additions frequently for signs of wear or needed repair. If you allow your dogs out of their normal confinement, and you have an empty available space (large size is not required) in your fenced yard, then there are things you may add there as well to appease your dog. Obstacle courses can be set up in a minimum of space and with little or no monetary output. Being creative does help though it is not a necessity.

Tires partially buried, upright so that the dog may pass through them, are quite effective and fun once you teach the dog how to successfully navigate them. Even the larger wooden slides, ramps and walk throughs as found in many children play- grounds are very effective in working with your animals. While living in an apartment in the past, Cera and I frequently visited the playground of a local elementary school to play on their equipment when school was out. Needless to say, she loved it. Overall, the only limiting factor in overcoming boredom for your pets is you! Thinking creatively can easily modify your pets environment so that it is safe, interesting and fun. Freedom from boredom is not only essential for you but for your pets as well. Mental stimulation is important!

Article written and reprinted with permission of: http://www.pedigreedpups.com/ Purebred Dogs, Puppies and Dog Breeders - "Your New Best Friend"

Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

Debbie Ray, owner of: http://www.pedigreedpups.com is a lifetime dog lover and owner and breeder of german shepherd dogs for over 15 years.


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In Isolating Times, Can Robo-Pets Provide Comfort?  The New York Times

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Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows  Science Daily

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Dr. Maro: Know the signs of pain in pets  The Times

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Firefighter suffers minor injuries, pets die in fire - The Suffolk News-Herald  Suffolk News-Herald

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SPCA continues no lost pets campaign by microchipping animals  WABI

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Gallery: Pets of the week: Meet Jordan  nwitimes.com

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Clean carpets possess a deeper meaning than just an inviting home  The Daily Nonpareil

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Erie County offers free rabies vaccinations for pets  WGRZ.com

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Pets of the Week  The Bethel Citizen

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Children with animal allergies can live comfortably with pets  Wahoo Newspaper

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30 adoptable pets get ‘courtside’ seats at NBA playoff game  Today.com

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Points for Pets: Dental disease is most common disease among older cats, dogs  WV News

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3 displaced, 15 pets dead, 1 firefighter injured following house fire in Suffolk  8News

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SMVHS Pet of the Week: Duke  Lompoc Record

Cabot animal shelter using facial recognition to help find lost pets - THV11.com KTHV
Cabot animal shelter using facial recognition to help find lost pets  THV11.com KTHV

FOTAS: County shelter pets find fantastic forever homes - Charleston Post Courier
FOTAS: County shelter pets find fantastic forever homes  Charleston Post Courier

Ammon reptile owners talk about surrendered pets - Local News 8 - LocalNews8.com
Ammon reptile owners talk about surrendered pets - Local News 8  LocalNews8.com

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PUPS Act introduced to keep pets, owners together after travel  The Franklin Sun

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Annual pet blessing held as a drive-thru event due to ongoing pandemic  WLOS

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PET TALK: Chickens can be pets, but they also have other benefits  Chron.com

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Pet owners felt less lonely and stressed during COVID-19 lockdown  Earth.com

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Check out these solutions for your pets!  yurview.com

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Pets with Potential: Meet Duchess  WCAX

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Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week  Galveston County Daily News

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Pets and People: Putting two feet first | Pets And Animals  Frederick News Post

Pandemic Pets - The Herald
Pandemic Pets  The Herald

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Big Flats house fire takes the life of one man and family pets  WETM - MyTwinTiers.com

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Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week  Galveston County Daily News

Stanton Foundation grant to help pets, families - University of Georgia
Stanton Foundation grant to help pets, families  University of Georgia

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Photos: Hoosiers fall in love with new pets this autumn at free adoption event  The Indianapolis Star

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Pet owners cancel plans to spend time with dogs, cats instead, Pet Census finds  Fox News

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How to get a pet in Among Us: Step by step guide  Sportskeeda

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Majority of Pet Owners Admit to Canceling Plans to Hang with Dog Instead, Survey Finds  PEOPLE

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NYC woman sues pet shop for not letting her take pricey poodle home  New York Post

Local sisters make ‘furrtastic’ accessories for pets - myfox8.com
Local sisters make ‘furrtastic’ accessories for pets  myfox8.com

Peony and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week - The Arizona Republic
Peony and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week  The Arizona Republic

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Shelter Pets | Valley Life | avpress.com  Antelope Valley Press

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Blue green algae poses danger to swimmers and pets  1430wcmy.com

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Sponsor spotlight: Pet safety during a home remodel  My Edmonds News

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What do pet owners think about CBD? Study says...  Jill Lopez

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United Pet Fund in Blue Ash collecting donations Sunday  WKRC TV Cincinnati

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Is your pet's food making you sick? Study finds many don't know the risk  Agri News

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Pets of the week: Darling London has a friendly personality, loves to play fetch  Victoria Advocate

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Pet Talk | Features | mtexpress.com  Idaho Mountain Express and Guide

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Spin Master's Latest Toy Innovation, Present Pets™ Puppies, Unbox Themselves in the Most Heartwarming Way this Holiday Season  PRNewswire

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Lost Dog, Husky/Pitbull Mix in Robbins | Pets | thepilot.com  Southern Pines Pilot

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You All Need To Pet The Dog In Hades More  Kotaku

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Pets for adoption this week in Savannah  Savannah Morning News

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Sick 9/11 Hero's Dog Among Pets Up For Adoption on Long Island  Long Island Press

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Real Pet Food Company of Phoenix, AZ Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe Dog Food in 4 lb Bags Because of a Possible Salmonella Health Risk (USA)  FDA.gov

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CAPA Pet of the Week: Canelo  Lompoc Record

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El Paso Animal Services helps feed needy pets with a food bank  KVIA El Paso

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Three rabies cases confirmed in Roanoke City and County; experts remind pet owners to vaccinate their pets  WFXRtv.com

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Pet probiotics: Are they really necessary?  Mic

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Tampa Bay area pets looking for forever homes  Tampa Bay Times

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Pets of the Week: September 24, 2020  WSIL TV

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Cuddle with a new friend this fall — adopt a pet: Sept. 26-27  SILive.com

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Pet of the Week: Ginger  KATC Lafayette News

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Keeping pets at a healthy weight  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

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Hit the Paws Button: Vote for your favorite pet!  Waterbury Republican American

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Pets of the week: Barney is the perfect family dog. Zelda is just plain adorable  MLive.com

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Dead, Malnourished Pets Found In Camden County; Charges Pending  Lake Expo

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Jobs, jobs, jobs at Pet Supplies Plus in West Bend  washingtoncountyinsider.com

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Here are some of the companies that could benefit from COVID's ‘pet boom’  MarketWatch

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Nominate Your Pet For Clark-Garwoods Pet Of The Week  Clark, NJ Patch

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Grab Rover and drive over to church for a pet blessing  Sun Sentinel

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Pet Tales: Meet Ace, the Pittsburgh Adventure Dog  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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All About Pets: Emergency preparations for your pets  Prescott Daily Courier

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Las Vegas animal shelters offering free pet adoptions this weekend  FOX5 Las Vegas

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Friendswood Animal Control pet of the week | Lifestyle | The Daily News  Galveston County Daily News

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World's largest pet walk to take place Sept. 26  Ponte Vedra Recorder

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These household items can be poisonous to your pets  KSAT San Antonio

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Pet of the week: A senior Lab looking for a good rope toy, and a petite, quiet tabby  Duluth News Tribune

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Empty the Shelters event lowers pet adoption fees in early October  PotomacLocal.com

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Real Pet Food Company recalls dog food due to possible salmonella contamination  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

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Pet of the Week: Oliver  County 17

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Pet Health: Smoky air especially harmful to pets  KOIN.com

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How Pets May Improve Our Immunity  Psychology Today

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How to protect pets from wildfires: tips and packing list  Today.com

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Pets on the Plaza: Meet Roxy - 47abc  WMDT

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6 Things to Know About Insuring Your Pets  MSN Money

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Young-Williams Animal Center Pet of the Week: Dr. Yap  WATE 6 On Your Side

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28 top-rated Amazon products your pets will love  CNN

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Pet food giveaway; 6abc teams up with 1 Love 4 Animals to help families in need  WPVI-TV

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PET OF THE WEEK  Sky Hi News

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Austin Humane Society distributes thousands of pounds of pet food  FOX 7 Austin

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Get cozy with one of these 20 adoptable pets: Sept. 19-20  SILive.com

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Salem animal hospital offers free treatment for pets hurt in area wildfires  KPTV.com

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Pets of Detroit: The Official Power Rankings  prideofdetroit.com

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WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOUR PETS DURING THE PANDEMIC?  FOX 11 and FOX 41

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Is Your Pet Spoiled? Just A Little Bit!  newstalkkit.com

Aggieland Humane Society Pet of the Week: Yogi - KBTX
Aggieland Humane Society Pet of the Week: Yogi  KBTX

Pet Project: Milli Vanilli, - WJXT News4JAX
Pet Project: Milli Vanilli,  WJXT News4JAX

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Pet of the Week: Oreo  Daily Bulldog

Marin Voice: Show compassion for pet owners as well as pets - Marin Independent Journal
Marin Voice: Show compassion for pet owners as well as pets  Marin Independent Journal

The global pandemic's newest luxury traveler? Your pet - CNBC
The global pandemic's newest luxury traveler? Your pet  CNBC

Longmont Humane Society pet of the week for Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 - Longmont Times-Call
Longmont Humane Society pet of the week for Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020  Longmont Times-Call

Siouxland Humane Society hosts 18th annual 'Pets on Parade' - KTIV
Siouxland Humane Society hosts 18th annual 'Pets on Parade'  KTIV

Pet therapy coordinator learns valuable lessons from her four-legged companions - Charleston Post Courier
Pet therapy coordinator learns valuable lessons from her four-legged companions  Charleston Post Courier

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Help Pets in Need Find a Forever Family During PetSmart Charities® National Adoption Days  PRNewswire

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