Keeping Your Labradon Entertained When The Weather Is Bad:
The weather is getting worse and it’s time to get out of the house! You’ve been working hard all week so you’re ready to go home now.
But what do you do? What if you have to leave early or late?
How will you entertain yourself when there are no distractions like TV, games, etc.? These are questions you need to ask yourself before leaving for work.
You might think that you don’t have any problems with keeping your dog entertained, but there are some things that could make life difficult. For example, you may not want to take your dog outside because of the rain. Or maybe you live in a small apartment where the windows won’t open completely (or even partially) which means your dog will be trapped inside and unable to play with other dogs or cats nearby.
If you decide to leave your dog alone for long periods of time, you’ll have to figure out how to entertain him without disturbing others around him. If you can’t entertain him, then he’ll probably become bored and restless. If this happens, he may start barking or growling at everyone else. And if that happens, well…you don’t want that happening either! So here are some ideas on ways to entertain your dog when the weather gets bad:
1. Give Him Something To Do
One thing you can do is give your dog something to do. This could be as easy as giving him a ball or his favorite chew toy. As long as he has something to keep him occupied, then he won’t get bored or restless. Just make sure the toys are safe and non-toxic. If they’re stuffed with anything, make sure the stuffing is sewn in and not coming out.
You don’t want your dog eating the stuffing!
Chew toys, on the other hand, can have holes in them. This is good because it gives your dog something to do and actually helps keep his teeth clean! As long as the toy isn’t too big (so he can’t eat a piece big enough to be harmful), then let him enjoy it.
If you want to give your dog a little more to do, you can hide treats inside various toys and let him play with them to find the treats.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month: Everything You Need to Know at Each Stage of Development (T Albert, D Eldredge, D Ironside, B Ironside – 2016 – books.google.com)
- There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge) (LÅ McGurk – 2017 – books.google.com)
- Naskapi: The savage hunters of the Labrador Peninsula (FG Speck – 1977 – books.google.com)
- The Everything Labrador Retriever Book: A Complete Guide to Raising, Training, and Caring for Your Lab (D Wallace – 1905 – F. Revell Company)