boredom buster ideas #1
Our Bernese Mountain puppy recently celebrated a birthday and is a teenager. The issue with our Chloe, nicknamed Miley Cyrus, has not matured at the rate of some of her peers. And, her once cute habits are now on rebellion spectrum. She is a bit mouthy- not the sassy type- but rather her love of all non-living, semi porous objects : the deck, the corner of our house, every shoe that is not on a shelf, baseball hats, my foam roller, a new rug, a roll of blue painter’s tape … you get the idea. I woof her so much!!
So until she starts a few “tutoring sessions” I am trying to find ways to entertain her in the early mornings. Oh did I mention she wakes up by 5am every.single.day? Her human daddy walks her at 6:30, making it the longest 90 minutes from feeding her to waving goodbye as they go out for a quick mile!
We have Kongs but inevitably they roll under the grill or couch. I created this idea when I fuond a stash of wiffle balls headed to Goodwill. Just add peanut butter and toss. The plastic is firm enough to prevent total destruction. I think.
boredom buster ideas #2
Here’s a boredom busters I found on Pinterest when Denver got hit with freezing temperatures. Our dogs went crazy being stuck inside most of the day. Their early morning walks got cut short with sub zero temps. To fight off the boredom and subsequent antics I searched online for dog treat puzzles and found this one on Pinterest. I purchased a pricey treat puzzle for our Australian Shepherd and he figured it out in under a minute. It took me longer to figure out where to place the treat in the puzzle. Our Aussie is smarter than the entire family.
This boredom buster was easy because as the mom of tennis players we have an abundance of dead (tennis) balls. hmm, hmm.
Here’s what I used to bust the boredom blues with our furry family members:
- muffin tin
- tennis balls
So does it pass the Australian Shepherd “smarter than the entire family” Tanner test:
Um, not so much! Our Australian Shepherd figured this out in under 30 seconds. However, I do believe Tanner appreciated my efforts to challenge him! Ha! Let me know if your dogs figure this muffin treat game!