5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Busy When You’re Stuck at Home! April 24 2020, 0 Comments

Have you been hit with the challenge of keeping your high energy dog happy and entertained while you are all stuck at home together? When going to the dog park is not an option, here are some tips and ideas to keep your dog busy from home...

  • Interactive Play

  • Interactive play is a great way to keep your dog burning energy while you are both at home together. It is also a great way to strengthen the bond between you and your best friend. All you need is an open area in your house (move some furniture if you have to) and some of your dog's favorite toys. Whether it’s tug or fetch, you and your pup will have a great time romping around the living room as if it’s the local dog park. 

  • Hide a treat

  • It sounds so simple, but a challenging game of “Hide-a-treat” can keep both you and your pet entertained for hours. Just use any high scented treat that your dog loves and hide it in nooks and spaces throughout the home for him or her to find. Just make sure that there are no breakables or dangerous obstacles in between your pup and their favorite treat!

  • Take a walk

  • If you live in an area where you can get outside with your dog and get some fresh air, do take advantage. A walk around the neighborhood, a hike in the woods or even a few sprints around the back yard can go a long way in burning your dog's energy stores. It’s no secret that a little bit of daily sunshine can boost both you and your dog’s mood!

  • Learn a new trick

  • Have you always wished that you had one of those dogs that could do an amazing party trick? Like dancing in a circle while only standing on its hind legs, or rolling over? Well, now is your opportunity to teach your dog a new trick! If you need inspiration or advice with learning how to teach your pup something new or complex, use online resources like youtube and google. Or better yet, phone your local dog trainer. When you see your friends again you can impress them with your dog's new moves!

  • Recreational Chews

  • Recreational dog chews like Silver Gate Antlers will keep your dog nice and busy while you log into your online business meeting or catch up on some housework. You will have peace of mind knowing that antler dog chews are odor free and non-staining so you don’t have to worry about cleaning the carpet after your best friend enjoys a nice long chew. Silver Gate Antlers also aid in teeth cleaning and are full of naturally occurring healthy minerals and nutrients that aid in your dog's vitality. Not to mention, antler chews are long-lasting and will keep your pup occupied for many chew sessions to come! View our entire line of chews Here!

    We know that we won’t be stuck at home forever, but our dogs do not. Use the above tips to pass the time and keep your pup occupied during your isolated time together. And don’t forget the most important tip of all; Any time spent with your best friend is time well spent!