How to Keep Your Dog from Being Bored

How to Keep Your Dog From Being Bored?

Do you Want to Know How to Keep your Dog From Being Bored?

You’re in the right place.

There’re many stressful things in life you have to deal with everyday. The busy schedule may stop you from spending time with your furry friend.

Sure your dog will love you no matter what. But does he need more attention? How can you fit him into your busy schedule?

Below are few tips you can do to keep your dog from being bored.

Stress Relief

I know that you’re a hard working person. But nobody can work 24/7. TheHow to Keep Your Dog From Being Bored and Doing Tricks reality is, working for many hours without taking breaks is not healthy for you. Whatever you’re doing now, it’s important to take a break. Taking short breaks and spending time with your dog is the best way to relieve stress. Here are a few things you can do with your dog when you’re on a quick break:

  • Ask him to perform a trick (shake hands, sit, turn around, etc.) then give him a treat.
  • Throw a ball and let him catch it. My dog loves this!
  • Pet your dog. All your worries and stresses will disappear in a second when you look into those puppy eyes.
  • Go for a walk with your dog.


You need exercise daily to keep yourself healthy. Exercising keep YOUR DOG healthy too 🙂 When you’re going for a run or playing a sport, make sure to bring your furry friend with you. Personally, I love soccer. I was amazed at how Ollie was just as good at stealing my soccer ball when I dribble.

Bring Your Pet to a Dog Bar or Dog Park

You need to socialize too, instead of working all the time. Bring a frieHow to Keep Your Dog From Being Bored and Meet New Friendsnd/coworker to the dog bar or dog park with you. I found numerous dog bars here in St. Petersburg. In fact, they have the best craft beers in town. You can also meet new interesting people and your dog can make some friends.

Take him for a field trip

In need of a vacation? Be sure to bring your furry friend with you. I found that my dog loves traveling with me, even if we have to drive 7 hours away. I was nervous he might not like it, but Ollie doesn’t mind at all being in the car with me. In fact, he has a lot more energy than me when we reach the destination.

Give Him Things to Do By Himself

Finally, when you’re super busy and there’s no way you can spend enough time with your pet, the most effective way to keep him from being bored is giving him something to play with. I recommend a nice bone that can help with his teeth and he can enjoy it for a long time.

That’s all:) Leave me a comment below let me know if you want to add something else in this list.


How to Keep Your Dog From Being Bored? was last modified: June 17th, 2017 by PetLover


  1. Great Post!
    I have seen my dog with that sad look on her face before. : ( Now I understand what I can do to prevent her from being bored. It’s my first time having a dog, this is so new to me.
    Thanks for this great post!

    1. Author

      Hi Tiffany,
      isn’t that amazing to have a dog though? What kind of dog do you have?
      Thanks for sharing!

  2. Very Nice information. I have a dog and I try to get her social interaction like suggested here. this is very informative and well laid out.. Nice work.

    I book marked it.

  3. Thanks for sharing this tips. There are times I look at my dog, Dave, and think he really looks kinda bored lol Just like us humans, they also do need to break routine. I think now I will have a much happier dog.

    1. Author

      haha thanks Ami. As long as you love your dog and you’re willing to spend time with him, he will always love you. I bet Dave will have a lot of fun with you now! 🙂

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