Polish Lowland Sheepdog - pons - pon the dog
PONS are Happy and Healthy PONS
Dog toys provide stimulation and fun and they are the easiest place in which to start. Once owners have made sure they are size appropriate there are a vast range of kinds and types from which to choose.
Large marrow bones, kongs, hard rubber balls(larger than your PON can swallow), and stuffed animals are other options.
Remember, supervision of these
dog toys is necessary,
especially in the initial stages.
Offering a different dog toy each day or week on a rotating basis is one idea to prevent your PON from becoming bored with the first introduced object and to relieve actual boredom. Moving the location of water and food dishes are another idea.
If the PONS area will allow, hanging toys
are a lot of fun ! If suspended by a spring, they will snap back when the
PON turns it loose. If you use a rope to suspend a toy make sure it is
single strand. NEVER suspend it low enough that an accident may occur.
Remember that you will need to check these additions frequently for signs
of wear or needed repair.
Whenever you allow your PONS out , and you have some empty available space (large size is not required) in your fenced yard, there are a lot of things you may add there as well to appease your PON and reduce boredom.
Obstacle courses can be set up in a minimum of space and with little or no monetary output. Being creative does help though it is not a necessity.
Tires partially buried, upright so that your PON may pass through them, are quite effective and fun once you teach your PON how to successfully navigate them. Even the larger wooden slides, ramps,etc. are very effective in working with your PONS.
Overall, the only limiting factor in
overcoming boredom in PONS is you! Thinking creatively can easily
modify your PONS environment so that it is safe, interesting and fun.
Freedom from boredom is not only essential for you but for your PONS as
well. Mental stimulation is vital for the health and happiness of PONS who
are extremely intelligent.