Does Your Dog Need a Distraction While You're Out?

Posted by Paige Cerulli

If you have an active dog, then it might be time to give him some sort of distraction whenever you leave the house. 

It's been a long day at work and you're looking forward to taking a seat on the couch as you unlock your front door. Normally your dog happily greets you, but today he's oddly quiet.

You walk into your home to find...fill in the blank. A destroyed pair of shoes. Newspapers torn up all over the floor. Chewed furniture. The kitchen garbage strewn all about. Yep, your dog needs some distraction when you're not home.

Dogs can get into incredible amounts of trouble when they're left home alone. If your dog is bored or lonely, he may go looking for a way to entertain himself. Clearly the owner of the dog in this video has dealt with that situation more than once.

We have to admire the ingenuity in creating a distraction for the dog when he's not home. We won't give it away, because it's something you just have to see. Take a look at this great video.

That's one creative way to use your ceiling fan, and this dog seems to love it. As an added bonus, your dog would get some exercise while he entertains himself during the day. Though this probably isn't a great solution if you have neighbors close by who may have to listen to your dog barking at the glove, or if your dog likes to jump or decides to climb on the furniture to get to this fun toy.

There are other ways you can keep your dog entertained, though. Fill a Kong toy with peanut butter, freeze it, and leave it for your dog to work on while you're gone. You might also hire a pet sitter to come in and visit with your dog, giving him a walk and some attention while you're at work.

Your dog will appreciate anything you can do to help keep him from getting bored while he's home alone.

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Does Your Dog Need a Distraction While You're Out?