Simply put, dogs need stimulation. They get bored and when they are bored they may act out and become destructive.
Boredom and variety are always interconnected in case of dog misbehaving. Yes. This is true. Many times, boredom can be managed with a variety of materials that will distract the animals to a greater extent. Hence, the dog may not do the abnormal or unwanted activity arising out of the boredom experienced by it.
When dogs are bored you may find they experience different types of behavioral patterns. For example, some dogs will be seen barking continuously and some may be engaged always in some digging activities.
There are many ways to get your dog out of its boredom activities. Many toys are available which simulate your pet. I have found that not only do I keep a variety of toys for my dogs, but I gather them up each night before bed and put them away in a box. Then the next day they not only have the fun of playing with toys but have the extra activity of getting them out of the toy box.
A Buster Cube with multiple treats may be placed in the dog’s shelter and the animal soon understands how to roll the buster cube to get the treats it prefers. A Buster Cube is an ingenious toy use for simulating and activating your dog during play and feed time. Instead of placing the food monotonously in one place, change the place of feeding suddenly. They come in different sizes for small and large dogs.
Such actions will be helpful for removing the boredom like activity in your dog. Activities pertaining to boredom need to be redefined well by the dog owners. This will help them to a greater extent to drive away from the unwanted behavior patterns in their pet dogs.
For example, some dogs may often have destructive biting characters and will be seen biting chair, cloth, mats, and everything that can see. After ruling out the teething problem if it is a puppy, provide it with some large sized balls, a mineral mixture based bone materials, etc. Such a variety of materials help to reduce boredom related activities.
If you are away keep the TV on and select a channel where there are animals. The sight and sounds of these other animals will stimulate your dog and keep him entertained. Of course, this is not something to do every single day, because this will also eventually become boring for your pooch.