If you have nothing to do, find something to do, like working on your thesis and turn off this forum for a while. If my kids asked me this question, I would put them to work immediately but then they were teens at that time.... It took care of the boredom instantly.
Deja, GSD, sable WL, female, born 11 / 2013
Cam, Rough Collie, sable, male, born 8/2015