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Bored Puppies? Here's Help!

By December 16, 2012

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pup chewing light bulb toyI have a confession to make--my dog Magic almost never gets bored because he has DOZENS of toys! Is that spoiling him? Actually, it's therapeutic.

Why should you care whether Junior-Dawg gets bored? Well, a frustrated and bored pooch finds things to entertain her brain, and you may not approve when she chews up your new iPad or treats the cat like a wind up chase toy. By the way, that photo illustrates the kind of trouble baby dogs can get into when they're bored--just lucky for us, that's a puppy-safe chew toy from Planet Dog.

Yes, folks, I'm giving you permission to gift your new puppy with lots of fun toys, just in time for the holidays. That's just one of the several tips in this newest article on how to reduce dog boredom.

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December 17, 2012 at 2:14 pm
(1) Sage says:

This probably works for every other dog than Sage. If she only wouldn’t destroy every toy we give her it would help. Latest was a regulation size basketball, and she started shredding it almost immediately….

Head games works best for her!

December 17, 2012 at 5:53 pm
(2) puppies says:

Wow. Yes, those smart dogs can be a big challenge. What kind of “head games” challenges do you use with Sage? Please share!

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