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Hi everyone, I am new here. I can't believe it took me this long to find this forum. Anyway, I have a very bored basset. I actually have two bassets, but one is able to handle boredom far better than the other. If you have any ideas to help I would love to hear them.

My pups are very active and we train a lot. They are used to going on daily walks and going to training class at least once a week. We go to the park, PetSmart, PetCo, and anywhere else I can take them. Aside from walks, they are used to getting in the car and going somewhere at least 2-3 times a week.

The problem is I am 9 months pregnant and have been put on very limited activity. I am not supposed to drive and I can't take them for walks anymore. By the time my husband gets home from work, it is dark so he can't walk them either. Droopy is my hound that is having a hard time with his limited activity. He is my obedience dog and he is not enjoying his time off. I have been feeding him out of his Buster Cube and throwing treats in the backyard for him to sniff out and find. I have been doing a little obedience and some tricks at home, but it is not to the level that he is used to. I have also been playing clicker games with him like 101 things to do with a box and I have been training some silly tricks, but it is not enough for him. Since he is so bored, he is becoming far more mischievous and is finding his own entertainment.

Does anyone have any suggestions to help a bored little hound dog? Thanks!


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