A dog who is bored may have behavioural issues (this is a non-exhaustive list: intensive licking or biting parts of his body, chasing his tail, destroying objects at home, “fence running” , …). It is therefore up to us to offer him sufficent interesting activities whilst always respecting his need for rest and sleep. Just as a dog who is bored, may have behavioural problems, an “over-loaded” dog may have just as many issues.
 A différencier : comportement indésirable (comportement naturel pour le chien mais jugé indésirable dans le monde des humains) et troubles du comportement (comportement non naturel du chien).
Strengthen the relationship
The activities also have a direct consequence on the relationship we have with our dog: time spent together strengthens our relationship, as long as these shared moments are respectful, fun and friendly.
Finally, any successful challenge reinforces:
- the confidence the dog has in himself,
- the trust he has in us,
- the trust we have in him.
Each victory, however small, will help our dog to become more confident helping him to overcome his fears, to take initiatives and to take on new challenges. Each and every success will continue to build his self-confidence.