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Another great activity (but maybe best kept for summer) is setting your garden sprinkler up in the middle of the lawn with an automatic timer. Set the timer to go off at midday so your dog will get a nice surprise fountain to play with and run through when the sun is out. The automatic timers can be set to run for 10, 15 or even 60 minutes so you can give your dog some cooling off time as well as watering the yard at the same time!

Just be sure to check the timer is working correctly when you are at home first - you don't want to come home to a flooded backyard!

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Some days you have to be at the office early so it's not always possible to take your dog on the kind of walk you and they need in the morning, and let's face it, it is a long wait for them to get that walk after you get home. So why not engage a professional to come in and walk your dog during the day?

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There are also services where your dog can be picked up and taken to the park and the beach and dropped back safe and sound after hours of fun running and swimming in the sun. There are loads of these services on offer, but if you want to try one of the best see the girls at Houndog Doggy Day Trips - your dog will love you for it!

Do you have a boredom busting tip you would like to share? We'd love to hear from you!


Our pets are naturally curious and have built in hunting instincts so it is common for them to become bitten when they encounter a snake. As always prevention is better than cure, however if you find your cat or dog has been bitten by a snake here are some helpful tips to get them to the vet for immediate treatment.