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Old 08-12-2014, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need advice - getting pup to entertain himself

Any ideas on getting my 9 month old to entertain himself? He constantly wants my attention. If he's awake, he wants me to play with him. He gets nap time, crate time and plenty of exercise. He does not care for the Kong. I've tried stuffing it with tons of things but he tires of it quickly. Bully sticks used to work like a charm and keep him busy for an hour at a time, but now that he's older he can actually chew the whole thing up in 15 minutes and give himself the runs. I've seen warnings about rawhide, so I have not tried that. He likes his bully horn, but the novelty has worn off on that as well. I've tried giving him a raw bone to chew on, it does last a while but he will almost always vomit that night or early the following morning. I'm out of ideas.
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I personally am a big fan of treat dispensers, such as the IQ ball, Buster cube, etc. There are a lot of them out on the market. I have the IQ ball and I just put some normal dog food in it. Reagan will push it all around the house until she gets all the dog food out. You can even adjust the difficulty as they get better at it!
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You say plenty of exercise, how much and what do you do? As for chews.. try a raw marrow or knuckle bone. Should keep him occupied for some time.

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