To reduce anxiety and stress related behaviours while you’re away for the day, make sure your dog isn’t bored and left to his own devices. Chew toys are entertaining, good for their teeth and might just save your furniture from being chewed.
Try filling a Kong with a little bit of peanut butter and freezing it. Dogs love this treat and it takes a long time for them to get the food out.
You can also moisten their kibble for about an hour and stuff the kong with it and freeze it over night. Give them part of their meal or their entire meal in this fashion and your dog will be that much more interested in it. Throw in chunks of peanut butter here and there and your dog will be expelling his energy in a safe and non-destructive manner.
For a more healthy alternative, you can use pumpkin puree instead of peanut butter!
Be sure that if you have a larger breed, that you use the larger kongs so that they are able to get to the center of it.
You don't have to keep to peanut butter and their kibble, you can place frozen liver treats inside as well. Pretty much anything you can freeze and stuff inside a kong is fair game!
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