This is probably going to sound like a really silly question but I don't have many friends who own dogs so figure I have nothing to lose by asking here
To all the people on this forum who have just one dog who lives mainly inside: what do you do with your dog for most of the evening?
I get home from work around 6pm and normally take Jax out for a walk straight away (he's in the backyard with lots of toys during the day). This will last for about 20min - 1hr depending on the weather etc. Once we get home I'll start preparing dinner and feed him around 7:30pm.
After that, it's pretty much on the couch in front of the TV for OH and I with Jax chewing on his raw hide on the couch with us.
I'm just wondering if we should be doing more to play with him at night? I mean, we'll always give him lots of cuddles and we practice his commands for 5-10mins as well but sometimes I feel at a loss for how to entertain him...or is he just happy sitting there chewing away?
Weekends are a similar story...he gets longer walks and playtime at the park but most of the day if we're at home he normally just follows us around while we do laundry and all those 'domestic' house things.
Sorry if this sounds really stupid but I just want to know if this is what normal people with pets do or if we should be doing something more?