Pets spend most of their time at home, and this can make them bored over a span of time. Moreover, with so many restrictions here and there due to the global pandemic, pet parents are limiting their buddies from stepping out. Pets especially dogs, are very restless creatures and need something fun to do, almost every time. So it can be difficult for pet parents to keep their buddies engrossed at home. But good news is, there are several ways in which pet parents can keep their pets engrossed as well as safe while at home. Read further to know more.
Ways To Keep Your Pet Safe And Engrossed At Home
Safety is the most important thing when it comes to taking care of pets. So checking that box off at first is crucial and essential. Moving on, getting pets to engross in something can be tricky, especially with certain breeds. But with patience and calmness, anything can be achieved.
Below are a few ways that will keep your pets engrossed while at home.
#1. Regular Exercises
Exercising regularly will not only keep pets fully engrossed, but it is also good for their health. If you have a backyard, then you can play fetch with your buddy. This helps them get minimal movement per day, which is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Also, while you are at it, it will also help you stay fit. So it’s a win-win situation, if you look at it.
#2. Belly Rubs, Hugs, And Kisses
Pets especially dogs, simply love belly rubs, hugs, and kisses. It not only gets them engrossed, but they always tend to crave for more thereafter. So if you plan on going with it, make sure it’s for a fair amount of time because who likes all of these for just 5 minutes or so? Moreover, this also includes cuddles, which dogs simply relish.
#3. Variety Of Toys
Toys are something that can get any pet hooked. The squeaky toys that make absurd sounds are also included in the list of toys. If you happen to know your buddy’s favourite toy, get it for him. It will keep them busy and engrossed for a few days. Replace the toy with another new one once you’ve noticed your buddy barely playing with the current toy.
#4. A Safe Space
Creating a safe space for your pet is important because sometimes even dogs or cats need their own personal space. So create one for them, and when you notice your pet near the safe space, just leave them alone. Sometimes staying engrossed with their own self is all that they need.
#5. New Tricks And Commands
Another lovely way to keep your buddy (as well as you) engrossed is by teaching them new tricks or commands. If your buddy does not know the basic sit, come, go, and stay commands, then teaching them that first would be a good idea. Moreover, tricks such as ‘shake paw’ can be taught to them as well.
As you can see, keeping your furry buddy safe and engrossed at home can be really easy and fun. So it’s time to get started, yeah?