Cuddling and playing are not enough to keep your dog from getting depressed. If you want to keep its tail wagging happily, there are a few secrets you should know. Dog puzzle toys help keep your four-legged friend distracted with something while you have to leave him home alone to go to work or shopping. However, if you have to leave him for long hours, it is typical that your dog will get bored with the toy and get anxious waiting for you to return. An alternative is dog food puzzle toys because you can hide small snacks inside the toy and let your dog understand how to get it. Dogs love to use their sense of smell to find their way to the snack and eat it. You can also impregnate various objects in the house with the scent of the snack and hide them in a place for your dog to search for them while you go out to work.
Video calls are a natural part of everyday life, so why not use them to communicate with your dog? Technological products include a camera, microphone, and+ speaker so you can communicate with your dog from wherever you are. You can also buy GPS collars that monitor your dog’s activity inside or outside your home. Do you want to keep your dog out of your room? This collar will alert you if your dog has broken the rule. A video call lets him know you’re watching him and reminds him that your room is a sacred space. Do you have to work during the hours you feed your dog? An automatic feeder can help.
It’s crucial to get some air
Both you and your dog need to go for a walk from time to time. While you are “distracted” by your surroundings, your dog’s brain activity intensifies when it smells familiar and new scents. Don’t worry if your favourite canine sniffs every area you visit, because it’s an activity that keeps your dog’s brain active and depression-free. Use a dog leash to limit your four-legged friend’s reach as it can sometimes find scents that attract too much attention, and you’ll end up chasing it to see where he stops. Learning to interpret your dog’s tail can help you know if your dog is doing well or if something is bothering him. A high, steady tail shows that something has caught your dog’s attention. A low tail between the legs shows your dog is frightened.