Autumn has officially arrived and that means shorter days and colder rain to look forward to. The change in weather makes it harder to motivate yourself to go outside and instead opting for the comfort of sitting in front of the fire binging on television series. Yes, we are all guilty of it! If you are stuck indoors it more than likely means your pets are also spending a lot more time inside too. Keeping your pet active indoors can be a challenge. When boredom sets in pets can become very destructive in frustration of not being able to get out of the house and burn off some of their energy.
Here are some clever ways to keep your pets occupied, out of trouble and possibly saving your shoes or socks from being chewed.
- If you have a secure garden, leave your pet out for some fresh air for short intervals throughout the day, for toilet breaks and to stretch their legs when the weather isn’t great. With PawTrails app you get notified if your pet strays from the area they should be in and you can then live track their location. This will give you peace of mind when leaving them out on their own.
- Track how active your dog is throughout the day with PawTrails GPS dog tracker to ensure they are getting enough exercise. The PawTrails app will show you your pets’ activity levels throughout the day to help you decide if you need to wrap up and get out for some fresh air with your dog.
- Keep their favourite teddies and chew toys near so they have something to keep them busy throughout the day when you are not around to play with them.
- Play a game of hide and seek, time how long your pet takes to find you in the house. This can really be a test for some dogs and others are great at tracking you down.
- Why not try teaching your dog how to do some tricks around the house like turn on and off light switches or tidy up their toys when they are done? Once your dog achieves these tasks you are one step closer to having them cook the dinner and do the ironing. We wish you the best of luck with that one. If that sounds like too much hard work, you could always stick to the easier tricks to start off with and work your way up to the more challenging ones.
- If you have the space and the time to take on another pet, why not take in a friend for your dog to keep them company during the day , when you aren’t around. It is worth noting it will be double the work and is not as easy as it sounds.
Have you any good tips to keep your dog happy indoors?
the team at PawTrails