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Mostly, pet owners have to leave their pet home alone. At this time, furry pal can get bore and find a way to occupy the time that can be destructive to your furniture, clothes and even sometimes try to harm himself. To deal this situation, here are some great suggestions to entertain and keep your pet busy, while you’re away. Read on for tricks to keep your solo hound happy and free from boredom.

Ways To Keep Your Dog Busy When You’re Busy!

Tug-A-Jug for Pet Doggy:

Fill a Tug-A-Jug with kibble and small dog treats. This toy may need a small amount of training to use; but once your pup discovers that pulling on the rope or swinging it around results in treats dropping to the floor, he’ll be playing and be kept busy for long hours.

Solo Dog Watching TV:

bulldog with remotes and watching TV
Turn on your TV to the dog TV channel and up the volume. You can even bring the videos, which are specially made for the pooch and turn that on for him. The sights and sounds of barking dogs and mewing cats helps to stimulate your dog’s brain in a quiet house, keeping her from finding ways to get in trouble.

Scavenger Hunt for Pet:

food puzzle toys for dogs
Make your dog hunt for meals by hiding his stuffed food puzzle toys or small piles of her kibble around your house. Scatter a couple of handfuls of kibble in the areas where your dog hangs out during the day and she’ll have fun hunting her treats while you’re at work. You can also hide one of her meals or puzzle toy right before you leave home, so that she learns to associate your leaving for the day in a positive way.

Get Your Pet A Furry Brother Or Sister:

Get Your Pet A Furry Brother

You can bring the pet of same breed for your existing furry pal, that is someone to socialize with him during the day. If you are adopting the pet from the shelter make sure that he has been vaccinated and vetted. You need to also see that the he gets along with your dog.

Enroll Your Pet In Doggy Day Care:

doggy day care centre
If your dog is well-socialized and enjoys the company of other pets, send her off to doggy daycare while you’re working. Choose one of the best, which fits your schedule. Before leaving your pet in a doggy day care meet the staff and interview them how they take care of the pets etc. Make sure you get references and recommendations from pet owners that use the facility before you leave your precious companion for the day.

If you are concerned about your pet, when you leave home, the above tricks will help you to keep your pet entertained, busy and happy in easy ways.


Jesse McDaniel is an animal activist that raises concerns and spreads awareness regarding pet health issues. She is also a self-proclaimed pet lover who tends to support many pet shelters, assisting them with supplies and medical aid on a regular basis.