Our day started early 6 am, fed my dogs and out for a quick potty. It was hit the door running to be at the first pet sitting client’s house by 7am. It was a full day of taking care of dogs, cats, birds, and fish. We had feedings, potty breaks, clean ups (oops yes sometimes there are accidents), litter scooping, and dog walks.
There was barely time for lunch.
While I was out attending other pets, my pets were at home waiting patiently. What were they doing? Were they napping?
It was a really long day and I was gone longer than usual but I wasn’t worried they are good dogs.
WHO DID THIS?
(notice Sasha, the Chihuahua left the crime scene)
My dogs have never chewed anything up before. Why did they do this? I just couldn’t figure out why they would cause this destruction and then the light bulb went off. The Chihuahua’s are over 10 years old and do nap a lot but Ace the Doberman just turned one year and he is used to having a walk and some play time before I head out the door but today was different. Ace was bored and lonely with two senior Chis. He wanted to have some fun and he did .
Bored dogs become destructive dogs. They chew on shoes, the carpet, the woodwork, and may even eat an entire couch. They need to find something to do to relieve that boredom. Keep them busy, challenged, and tired. Give them new toys, a stuffed Kong, introduce them to new surroundings by taking them on a hike in the woods or to a dog park or just friendly walks around the neighborhood.
Life gets busy and hectic but don’t forget the dog or you may not have something to sit on after your long busy day.
This pet sitter learned a lesson.
Ace is now on our daily dog walking schedule.
Does your pet need on our daily dog walking schedule too?