Our dogs are getting more bored and depressed

More and more dogs are getting depressed - and global warming co

uld be to blame. Experts have claimed that the wetter winters mean dogs arent being walked enough, and as a result are becoming bored. This has lead to a surge in depressed and unsettled dogs. Top

pet behaviour experts told The Independent that th

eyve seen an unsettling rise in the number of down-and-out pooches. And they suggest global warming could be at fault, as owners

arent taking them on enough daily walks which are crucial to keeping dogs spirits up. Bored: Dogs are getting more and more depressed (Image: Getty) Carolyn Menteith, a dog behaviourist, said: I’ve been working with dogs for more than 20 years and I can’t remember a time when they’ve been this bored. I tend

to see boredom in bursts but I’m seeing it chronically this winter. Read more: See cheeky puppy play dead in hil

arious bid to avoid bath time They are just really, really, bored. People are quite happy to get their dogs out in frosty, hard weather but not when it’s muddy and horrible. Carolyn said shes seen more and more

dogs being bored over the past five years, since the weather has taken a colder turn. Global warming could be to blame for the rise (Image: Getty) She ad

ded that walking is not only essential for a hounds physical being, but its mental wellbeing too. And the lack of exercise is having a negative effect on the UKs estimated nine million dogs. Read more:Amazing high-tech dog collar could

translate your poochs barks into human speech So what shoul

d dog owners do when they cant take them outside? One behaviouri

st suggested playing games with dogs in the house. Either that, or maybe invest in a treadmil.