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At first glance it might appear that our dogs live wonderful lives; most are well fed, well groomed, provided adequate shelter and medical attention. Our dogs certainly appear to be happy and healthy - yet reports of behavior problems seem to be at an all time high. The big question is why.
Many behavior problems and anxiety disorders in dogs today are the result of simple boredom. While nearly every living creature on earth has a long list of activities that must be completed on a daily basis, domestic dogs lie in wait. They wait for us to fill their bowl with kibble then polish it off in 30-seconds flat. They wait for us to come home from work only to find we’re often too tired to play. They wait for permission to join us anywhere, anytime because there is little else for dogs to do. And while our dog’s enthusiasm and interest in all that we do can be a very endearing quality, it probably stems more from a lack of outside stimulation than love. I’m not saying our dogs don’t love us – I’m just saying that I get a very enthusiastic greeting from the shelter dogs I visit each week and we hardly know each other.
Here is some food for thought if you want to keep your dog from getting bored and (sometimes) acting out for this reason.
So there you have it - a whole smorgasbord of ideas to choose from. And there are many more great tips and techniques available for free on the Internet. Perhaps the biggest benefit of all this interaction is that it will vastly improve your bond with your canine friend. In other words, your dog will love you for it!
Bingo Dog Training proudly provides boarding school for dogs, private dog lessons, group training classes and dog behavior help in the following California cities: santa cruz, prunedale, aromas, freedom, corralitos, seaside, marina, pacific grove, scotts valley, watsonville, castroville, salinas, carmel, aptos, soquel, ben lomond, felton, pebble beach.