■ Puzzle toys and treat balls – only use these when you leave the house and remove from your dog’s environment when you return. Also ensure you take the biscuits from your dog’s daily diet or you may end up with a happy, overweight pooch.
■ Rotate toys – purchase toys that are only for when you leave the home and remove when you return. Then change these daily.
■ Training – can provide stimulation and help with destructive behaviours.
■ Specialised alone toys – They can be chew-balls or plastic bones.
■ DIY – Think about things your dog would like to do when you are not home.