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  • Writer's pictureMarina Veronica

Does your dog find you boring?

You know that feeling of being stuck hanging around someone who's totally boring? Think back to when you were a kid: remember having to be with your parents while they ran grown-up errands? Or when you couldn't take part in an adult conversation and told to sit still and be quiet? That's how your dog feels when you're busy being a boring grown-up.!

Dogs abhor when you are boring. If you get home from work and want to unwind, get a few chores done, make dinner and or just hang on the couch, these things are quite annoying to your dog who has been waiting around all day for you to finally play with him!

If your dog is making trouble — getting into boxes or closets, eating shoes or chewing on table legs — he's basically showing you just how incredibly bored he is.

Luckily, there is a quick and easy solution to this: training games. Teaching your dog a new trick, working on old tricks, playing a game of "find it" with a favorite toy, or going out and using a walk as a chance to work on urban agility, are all ways to stimulate both your dog's mind and body.

An hour of training is worth a couple hours playing a repetitive game of fetch in terms of wearing a dog out. Adding some brain work to a walk will make your dog happy-tired. Even just 15-30 minutes of trick training a day will make a big difference.

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