Could your pet be bored? After all, this winter is as tough on him as it is on you! He’s stuck inside all day while you’re at work and the kids are at school, then gets just a short walk in the evening because it’s cold and dark and the sidewalks are icy.
According to Traci Simo, a pet care expert with Canine Company in Wilton, boredom can lead to incessant barking and destructive behaviors like scratching at doors and chewing on furniture. “It’s important to address boredom before problem behavior begins,” says Ms. Simo. “Toys, treats and games can help keep your pet entertained for hours.” She offers five ideas that can help: