How to Keep Your Dog Entertained While You Are Away


Being with your fuzzy friend all the time is what you might want to do, but we all know that isn’t possible. You have to leave for work and other activities during which your dog has to stay back at home. Now there are a lot of organizations that are pet friendly but they are usually expensive. The thought of your dog being bored or upset sinks your heart.  What really worries you is the havoc your little friend might be wreaking while you aren’t around.  Here are a few ideas that you can follow to keep your dog entertained while you are out.

Run Him Out Of Energy

Taking your dog on a run every morning is a good way to burn all that possessed energy that he would otherwise consume while you are away. In many cases, dogs tend to be destructive when they are not able to find a positive outlet for all that energy in their bodies. If you take your dog on a run every day, it is going to break down all that energy.  You should not have to face a chewed up couch when you get back home.  It isn’t always possible to take your dog out every morning; you can always hire help from a professional dog walker.

Toy Ploy

You can always use toys to keep your furry friend entertained when you are out. The market is full of entertaining toys for dogs that also help increase the cognitive abilities of animals while being enjoyable at the same time.

Among these toys, Kong is the king. Fill this hard rubber toy with peanut butter and freeze over night. Leave it out of the freezer while you are ready to go. Trust us, this is going to keep your dog entertained for hours until he licks every last pint of peanut butter there is.

Bucket Quest

This is one easy way to keep your furry friend occupied for a long time. Take any plastic or silver pail and start filling it with your dog’s favorite treats and toys. Place a toy at the bottom of the pail and cover it up with a piece of cloth and top it with a tasty treat. Repeat the order and leave it to your fuzzy friend to find his way through this fun filled bucket. This is sure to keep your dog entertained for hours while you work.


Not all dogs love to watch television.  If you are lucky enough to have one that does, switch to your dog’s favorite channel.  Any animal channel is perfect to serve the purpose as the sounds and pictures of other animals will help stimulate your dog’s brain against being alone.

You definitely miss your dog a lot while you are away but using these tricks might make their time away from you more enjoyable.


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