It is not always easy to make out boredom in children and adults. They may seem restless, unhappy, or detached, depending on the individual. Actually, dogs and small children are alike in their need for physical and mental stimulation. Dogs too, like children do not like to be left alone. While some emotions may be difficult to identify, boredom is one that most dogs exhibit quite clearly. Here are 10 signs of boredom in dachshund dogs you can easily identify.
1) Destructive Behaviour
One of the key signs that your dog is bored is when he becomes a master at destroying just about anything they can get their mouths on. This happens because of very little human intervention.
Lack of mental or physical stimulation in your dog can make him bored. He might look for ways to assuage his boredom and burn off energy by digging in the backyard.
3) Tail Chasing
It might be a little funny to see your dog chasing his tail. However, he does this to beat boredom. It’s one way of having fun and exhaust their energy. This holds true for puppies who don’t even realise that it’s their tail and consider it a toy.
4) Demand Barking
There are times when you notice that your dog barks incessantly at nothing. He does this to while away his time to relieve boredom, especially when he is left outdoors alone for long a time.
Besides this kind of behaviour, your dog might become lethargic and just lie there, particularly when left alone. This could imply that your dog is bored and badly in need of some sort of stimulation.
Boredom in your dog can make him follow you around the place, biting and chewing on clothes, shoes or curtains. This kind of chewing and biting behaviour helps him relieve boredom get rid of anxiety and stress.
If your dog keeps whining, it just proves that he is seeking your attention or that he needs something to do like go for a walk.
8) Harassing Other Dogs
If you own more than one dog, one of the best ways of diversion would be for your bored pup to attack one of the other dogs. Although the pup might enjoy the harassment, the same cannot be said of the victim.
9) Messing up
When your dog pulls out clothes from the laundry basket, pillows from the bed and litters the place it just goes on to show that your dog is beating boredom.
10) Excessive Licking
Do you find your dog licking you repeatedly or does he climbs onto your lap forcefully, puts his face right on yours, and stares fixedly? On the other hand, does he continue chewing on their paws? These kinds of behaviour spring from sheer boredom and your dog needs attention.