How to Tell if Your Dog is Bored

When it comes to entertainment, your dog will rarely look for other sources if you’re available. It’s up to you to decide when the playtime is, just like you decide when your dog eats and goes to the vet. If you want a happy pet, it’s important to do things that prevent boredom. Boredom can lead to other issues, such as separation anxiety and depression, and no dog deserves to be neglected in such a way.

Here’s how you can tell if your dog is bored.

It’s Hyperactive

Your dog may seek your attention by being hyperactive and pursuing you to do something together.

It Barks More Than Usual

This is a common sign of boredom. A bored dog will bark at everything and everyone.

It Tries To Escape

If your dog is bored, it may try to escape. This especially happens with dogs that live indoors and don’t have much chance to go outside and find something to play with on their own.

If you don’t have enough time to play with your dog, consider looking for someone that can help you. It’s important to walk a dog at least once per day and to play games that will keep it stimulated, both physically and mentally.