Chances are she’s bored! The fact of the matter is that dog’s love to be around their owners. However, there are some dogs are perfectly content spending the day sleeping …
… But then there are others that will spend the day tearing apart your house!
If you have a Boston terrier in that second group – one that potentially suffers from separation anxiety you need to do something about this behavior soon!
Boston terriers are known to be pretty high-energy, playful and social dogs- which can become a problem if a dog’s left alone inside for too long.
I’ve had quite a few readers ask for tips and ideas on how to keep their Boston busy throughout the day, so here are some ideas to get you started!
- Leave the TV or Radio on when you’re not home. (This may help soothe your dog and make her feel like she’s not alone. Silence often represents isolation or abandonment to your dog, which can result in separation anxiety or destructive behavior.
- Make sure your dog has enough room to run and get exercise.
- Keep toys around. Dogs usually have a favorite toy so do your best to keep that one around for your Boston to play with.
- Dog Treat Dispensing Toys- These provide countless hours of entertainment. Just stash treats in a hidden compartment of the toy and your dog will spend hours trying to get them out!
- Consider getting another dog! Dogs that have a companion or playmate are generally happier animals and less inclined to suffer from separation anxiety and/or behavioral problems.
Remember, dogs aren’t much different than we are! They like to have company throughout the day and they like to keep busy. So always try and do your best to spend time with your dog each day. When you know you’re going to be gone for several hours at a time, consider trying some of the steps above!
If you have any other ideas or suggestions, please leave a comment below!