I now have a BC, a foster fail. I'm having trouble with ideas for keeping him entertained during the hours whilst im at work and my backyard is paying for it. He has the obvious - Toys, but i suspect they are not mentally stimulating enough. Food cannot be used unless the dogs are seperated for the day as he is extremely food aggressive - absolute softy until food is around and he turns into a demon. I am trying to work on it but i am firm that no food is to be left about without supervision.
He gets plenty of excercise - 15min run on the bike (6months old so im scared to work him too hard) 15mins of fetch and a 30min walk with molly, we come home i pull out the kongs which they play with whilst i have brekkie, then i take the kongs off of them and i head l work. OH finishes work 1pm comes home takes them for another walk then when i get home we walk back to the park and play fetch till we cant see the ball anymore. Once a week we go to a sheep herding clinic which he is really good at and is a great outlet for settling down and learning manners/obedience in a public environment.
I really have no clue how to satisfy him when im not around and doesnt include food of some kind!