Research Papers and Dogs: How to Deal with Your Dog While Writing Your Project

You have a demanding university research project to write and a dog that requires your attention.  So what do you do?

by guest blogger, James Collins

Man’s best friend can interrupt you at a time when you need to be alone and think through ideas. You can get confused about what action to take to help your dog get occupied with something else or somewhere else.

Locking your dog in the kennel can be an option, but it can be affected emotionally. You can go for many options to help your dog get busy as you work on your academic project.

Let a family member assist.

Suppose you don’t want your dog to get bored while writing. Look for ways to keep it entertained or busy. If you have your brothers and sisters in your parent’s home, talk to them and let them take the dog out to play.

They may decide to go with the dog for a walk in the neighborhood and spend a few hours to give you ample time to write. After returning to the house, get ready with some incentives to appreciate them for the good work.

Prepare some toys for the dog to play with

Most dogs are playful, and one reason they like being close to their human friends is to get a chance to play. Give your dog an alternative and have several interactive toys to play with. If the dog can get busy for half an hour to one hour, you will have a good time researching and writing your paper.

Help with research paper.

It can be stressful when you want to concentrate on writing your research paper and your dog is demanding your attention. You must quickly become creative and provide your dog with items to keep it busy as you work on your research paper. If all the options fail to work, you might want to contact StudyClerk and tell them you need help writing a research paper. It will be a good chance for you to continue to give attention to your dog as a professional essay writer with free time to help you write a unique research paper.

Train your dog to sit

Eventually, your dog can become bored by the toys, and your siblings can return from dog walking earlier than anticipated. Try and become more creative with few other tactics to engage your dog.

You might consider training your dog to sit if you don’t mind having it near you while writing. Instead of allowing the dog to jump over you, or play with your laptop’s keyboard, train it to sit quietly near you and watch you work on your project.

When training your dog to sit, use the right tone of your voice and volume because it will determine if your dog’s obedience will be out of fear or love. If you keep yelling at your dog, you will affect it psychologically, and you might affect its development. Learn to use a soft tone that helps draw the dog closer to you and drive away all fear.

Play tricks with its food

Dogs love to chew and crack bones to help strengthen their teeth. Play some tricks with its food to lengthen the eating time. When it’s not winter, freeze your dog’s food and let it get busy to lick it out. Your dog will not get bored because its mind shall be on the food, and the activity will help stimulate its mind.

Prepare some long-lasting chews and apply some peanut butter to them to make them taste better. Serve your dog the chews and let it pass the time chewing the treat. You will have added an extra half an hour or one hour to work on your project.

Arrange for a play with your neighbor’s dog

If you relate well with your neighbor and they have a friendly, playful dog, talk with them to allow your dog to play with their dog in your compound or their compound. Ensure to provide enough toys for the dogs to play with, which gives them more options to play for longer.


It’s not easy to learn to keep your dog engaged with other activities as you work on your research paper. It requires a lot of creativity because some activities will only keep your dog busy just for few minutes. Keep trying something new and test the one that will keep your dog engaged the longest. Keep in mind that the purpose is not to keep your dog holed up in a single activity all through. Be creative and let your dog be involved in several activities to avoid boredom.

About the author

James Collins works for a writing agency that provides content solutions to leading MNCs and media agencies. James is also keen on academic writing and helps students do assignments when they lack ideas or want to meet the high standards set by their teachers. In his free time, he plays squash and loves doing kitchen gardening and DIY woodworking.

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