A Dog’s Separation Anxiety and Boredom Buster

A Dog’s Separation Anxiety and Boredom Buster

Simba and I have written many times about the separation anxiety that Simba suffers especially when she was younger and Gypsy’s boredom issues.  Simba has exhibited separation anxiety through numerous different symptoms.  These included IBS, hives, destruction, uncontrollable licking the air, etc.

These are just a few pictures of my life with my GSPs.  Now we all know that GSP’s need lots and lots of exercise or they become destructive but I assure you that these guys were getting their exercise.  The destruction on Simba’s part was due to separation anxiety and for Gypsy it was and still is at times due to boredom. I am so excited about having found an item that has pretty much eliminated the destruction by these two beauties.  It is the Interactive Treat Dispensing Pet Toy.  Before I came across this magical ball, Simba would follow me to the door whining and barking.  They would both try to squeeze of the door as I tried leaving for work in the morning.  I would come back after a long day at work to find some of the above sights.  Augh!  Now, right before I head to the door I fill their Interactive Treat Dispensers.  Gypsy waits sitting up tall in the living room and Simba whines next to me because she believes it’s taking me long.  They each get their own Interactive Treat Dispensing toy.  Sometimes, Simba’s ball ends up under furniture and she impatiently leads me to it by sitting their making little yelping sounds.  I’ll walk up to her and she squats down to show me where it is.  They look forward to this time so much.  It has made leaving so much easier for me.  Yesterday I was so surprised.  I gave them their Interactive Treat Dispenser, ran out and forgot my coffee.  I cringed since I had to go back in and worried it would throw them off.  Well, it was like they didn’t even notice I had ran back in, passing right next to them.  They didn’t stop rolling around and chasing the treat dispenser around the kitchen and family room.  I have tried other treat dispensers in the past, however, after the treats were gone they would move on to chewing up the dispensing toy to pieces.  This was has lasted two years now.  It has worked so well for me that I have decided to start selling it myself and spread the word.

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Dog Boredom and Separation Anxiety

Dog Boredom and Separation Anxiety

Remember Gypsy?  The puppy I adopted last November.  Next month she will beGypsy celebrating her first year birthday.  She has come a long way from being that scared and skittish puppy I drove home across three states.  As most GSPs she is very active but also enjoys her downtime more than Simba ever did.  My biggest issue is that she tends to get bored.  While I’m home, she enjoys playing with her toys.  They have a large toy box and she will pull out each one and play with it a while or get Simba to play tug-a-war with her and then she goes for the next one.  They also have a basket with about 50 chew bones which she tends to do the same with.  She also likes to annoy Simba when she tires of entertaining herself.  Simba likes to play when she feels like it and it’s not always when Gypsy feels like it.  The both get along beautifully.  They do play quite a bit, however, Simba is now nine years old and gets tired more.  When I am away from the house, it’s a whole other Continue reading