My dog is bored and so am I. What can we do together that will make both of us “feel good”?
Great question, complicated answer. There are so many things you could do together, but not knowing who you are makes it difficult to pinpoint exactly what you would both enjoy. My first thought would be for you to take an agility class together – but what if running alongside your dog as he jumps over hurdles and races through tunnels is way too athletic for your tastes? Although my dogs and I love obedience and agility trials, our greatest “feel good” times are when we’re working in the programs that I have for children with autism, and senior citizen communities. The connection that we make with those people is as much a gift to me as it is to my dogs. With basic obedience training and proper certification, you and your dog can participate in amazing programs such as Pet Partners with the Delta Society (www.deltasociety.org), or Gabriel’s Angels Pet Therapy Teams (www.petshelpingkids.org) to name just a few. Check with your local dog training club to see what’s available in your area, and get ready to never be bored again!