Ain’t Misbehaving – Boredom in Pets

When our pets get bored, they start to get into behaviors such as making more noise, chewing and clawing items they shouldn’t, and start to get into trouble! Many of the behaviors that we might consider problem behaviors, such as hunting, chewing, digging and barking- are very natural outlets for pets to channel their energy. By tapping into those instincts and channeling them in a constructive way, we can have calm and happy pets.

Check out these other Explorer posts for more on this subject:
Boredom Busters for Pets  –  Indoor Games for Cats and Dogs  –  Keep Pups Occupied with Kong Recipes  –  DIY Enrichment Ideas

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