Most young strolling pets are naturally inclined to discover the world around them. All those new smells and visions add to the stimulation of the pet especially dogs and cats. However, most owners keep them in crates and when they are deprived of this stimulation, boredom automatically follows. Since boredom in little animals could lead to some undesirable behaviors, it is important that the owner takes notice and cheer up the little animal. When you are going out for a morning routine of running, man’s best friend can be an exciting partner.
Young puppies would need a lot of attention and this means you will have to engage them in activities to lift their spirit. Honestly, they will present you a challenge like no other human contender. They are excellent runners and enjoy spending time with humans. Some tips in this regard will definitely help but first explore the reasons of puppy boredom.
They need stimulation
When you visit any dog owner, you will see pups playing around in the lawn. Most people will like to keep their puppies in the lawn. However, it must be understood that they are not ornaments. There will be a time when they get bored if there is no stimulation around. Like humans, dogs can socialize and their natural instincts tell them to dig, chase or tear. This is what we call dog behavior.
When the puppy is deprived of its basic instincts, it will get aggressive and depressed. Moreover, a dog will always look up to the leader of the pack which is the dog owner in most cases. In case of pet dogs, we take decisions for them. When there is lack of stimulation around the puppy, you can take him along for a run.
What bores a puppy
Recognizing the reason for boredom is an important way to address the problem and that is how you can work to prevent it. A puppy may be bored due to a number of reasons:
- It’s a social creature and wants to socialize with other humans, dogs and animals. Obviously, if you leave it for a long time without paying attention, it is bound to get bored.
- Most puppies will enjoy running but if you confine it in the home all day, it is likely to get extremely bored.
- Toys play an important role to keep the puppy engaged when you are not around to take lead. The puppy left alone without any toys will get bored.
What are the reactions that follow after boredom?
When the puppy is bored, it will show some behavior patterns that most first time pet owners might not identify so here is some help:
- A bored puppy wants activity and when you are not around to lead, it may opt for a destructive behavior. In this state, the puppy can destroy furniture and cause harm to anything else around it.
- If the puppy is not neutered, it can start to mark its territory around the house in the state of boredom. This behavior is especially observed in males even after they have been potty trained.
- It can bark, bite, jump at you or exhibit any other undesirable behavior when the pup feels bored.
- The worst case is when the pup feels depressed and this happens if it is locked up in the crate for several hours. As a result, the puppy gives up eating and feels withdrawn and depressed.