If you work long hours you’re probably feeling a little guilty that your pup has to spend a lot of his time alone at home, lets put those worries to rest, here are a couple of ways on how to keep a dog busy while at work!
1. Peanut Butter and Kong
The first way how to keep a dog busy while at work is to fill up a beehive-shaped Kong and allow it to sit in the freezer overnight. Now that the hard part is done all you have to do is take it out and give it to your pup before you leave for work!
The frozen peanut butter will do two things; first, the frozen peanut butter filled kong will essentially reward your dog with something positive every time you leave your dog for work making your leaving don’t that “big of a deal.”
Second, the frozen peanut butter filled kong will keep your dog busy and entertained as your pup tries to get the peanut butter from the kong.
2. Dog Walker
The second way how to keep a dog busy while at work is by hiring a dog walker. Hiring a dog walker is one of the best ways to keep your dog busy while at work.
A dog walker takes your pup on a structured walk where your dog gets to receive some physical and mental stimulation. Dog walkers ensure that when you get home, you come home to a dog that is physically and mentally satisfied.
Dogs are active animals and dog walking is hands down one of the best ways to keep your dog busy while at work.
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3. Day Care
Taking your pup to daycare will surely ensure that your pup is busy while you’re at work. Doggy daycares will give your dog will a day full of things to keep your dog busy from daily walks to outdoor playtime with other dogs upper dog won’t be bored.
4. Rotate Toys
One of the simplest ways how to keep a dog busy while at work is simply to rotate your dog’s toys!
If you allow your dog to have access to all his toys all the time than those toys slowly lose value to your dog, the easiest way to ensure that your dog doesn’t lose interest and get bored of his toys is to rotate your dog’s toys.
When you rotate the toys your dog has access to you’ll start to notice that every time you switch out one of your dog’s toys for the other your dog will start to act as if its a new toy you’re presenting him with (even though you just switched it with is another toy)
5. Play Date
A good way how to keep a dog busy while at work is to schedule a play date for your pup.
With a play date, you can ask your friends or neighbors who have a dog to stop by your house and pick your pup up for a play date!
A play date will ensure that your dog lets all that energy out so when your dog returns home he is tired and ready for a nap.
6. Puzzle Toy
If you want your dog to be busy while you are at work one method you can use are puzzle toys!
Puzzle toys are great because it makes your dog start to use his brain to get to their reward, there are a variety of different puzzle toys you can choose from.
The ones we use are:
The best part?
if you have more than one puzzle toy you can then rotate toys so your dog doesn’t get accustomed to one puzzle toy over the other.
7. Furbo Dog Camera
The turbo dog camera isn’t a bad idea if you want to keep in touch with your dog while you are at work.
The Furbo dog camera allows you to see your dog on camera but also allows you to speak and even give your dog treats all in one. So if you want to reward your pup with a treat you can with just a touch of a finger and the Furbo app.
8. Get your dog a friend
If you want to keep your dog busy while at work, nothing will do it like getting your dog a friend that he can play with.
Having more than one dog can give your pup an outlet for play and a cure for his boredom when you are not home!
9. Chew Toys
Let’s face it we all know that dogs love chewing!
To dogs chewing is like watching tv its entertaining, so whenever you want to keep your dog busy at work leave chew toys your dog will thank you.
There are a variety of different chew toys here is one we like:
10. Leave The Tv On
When you want to keep your dog busy while at work you should consider leaving the tv on.
Yes, dogs can watch tv! I recommend leaving the animal planet as for my experience most dogs tend to watch and enjoy the sounds as well.
If you are working long demanding hours and want to know how to keep your dog busy while at work a combination of this list will work best!
Remember every dog is an individual so finding’s out what keeps your dog bust while at work is different from dog to dog, your dog might love all the methods listed while another may just want a chew toy and bypass getting a friend.
It’s totally up to you and your dog’s judgment to decide which is your number one way to keep your dog busy while at work.
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