What Dogs Do When They’re Home Alone
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What do dogs do when they’re home alone? Misbehave! But you don’t have to quit your day job or forego nightlife in order to babysit your fur babies 24/7. According to a recent survey conducted by Ring, more than one-third (38%) of pet owners said they use indoor cameras to monitor their pets while they’re away from home. Of these, almost two-thirds (65%) have reported being able to stop destructive behavior by communicating with their pets through their devices. The survey also revealed that a majority of pet owners (82%) have experienced serious problems with their pets when left alone, indicating that pet mischief is a significant concern. Fortunately, Ring has a solution to help pet owners keep their furry friends well-behaved.
What dogs do when they’re home alone
The short answer: get into trouble! The Ring survey found that 37% of dog owners caught their pups digging in the garbage can, which is the top unwanted behavior from dogs. Another 32% of dog owners said their dogs peed or pooped inside. And one more group (30%) reported their furry friends chewed on expensive items. And if that’s not enough, 28% of dogs bark non-stop while 25% can’t resist shredding paper all over the place. Yikes!
What dogs destroy most often
Pets are known for being curious creatures, but sometimes their curiosity can lead them down the wrong path. Shoes and socks are a top target, with nearly one-quarter (24%) of pet owners returning home to find their footwear destroyed. Other common pet offenses include turning the living room into a playground, with 20% of owners reporting their pets using furniture like the couch as a scratching post or chew toy. Additionally, 20% of owners said their pets have taken a liking to the carpet, tearing it to shreds, and 16% said their pets have a “green paw,” causing damage to houseplants.
Does leaving the TV or music on for your dog prevent misbehavior?
More than half of pet owners (56%) believe that leaving the TV or music on when they’re not home can help keep their pets entertained. Some pet parents get even more creative by leaving animal or pet shows on the TV (20%), turning up the latest music videos (10%), or playing sitcoms (7%). Unfortunately, these tactics don’t work well for dogs, with around 20% of them still getting into trouble.
How dog behavior varies based on astrology and location
According to the survey, astrology plays a part in dog behavior. Libra dogs tend to be more mischievous than their furry counterparts. Libra dogs are more likely to dig through the trash and chew up their owners’ belongings.
Where pets live also seems to make a difference in behavior. Pet owners in Washington, DC, have the most well-behaved pets, followed by Vermont, South Dakota, Maine, and Maryland. Meanwhile, Hawaii, North Dakota, Georgia, Indiana, and Nevada have more pets with behavioral challenges.
How monitoring can help
Keeping an eye on your furry friends can be a challenging task, especially when your dogs are home alone. Luckily, Ring offers a range of home security devices, including security cameras, video doorbells, and alarm systems, that can help you stay connected with your pets even when you’re not there. With features like Live View and Color Night Vision, you can access real-time video feeds from anywhere and keep tabs on what your pets are up to. And if anything out of the ordinary happens, Ring’s advanced motion detection technology will send you real-time alerts. The Two-Way Talk feature lets you communicate with your pet through the device, potentially preventing destructive behavior. So whether you’re at work or out for the night, you can rest easy knowing that your furry friend is safe and sound with Ring. Order your indoor cam on Amazon.
Ring and ChatGPT assisted in the creation of this article.
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