This strikes a chord and sets you thinking.
It occurs to you the perfect solution is agility. You enroll with a local club and discover the blend of obedience, activity, and excitement seem heaven-sent as your dog is immediately a transformed character. There's a new light in his eye, a way of watching you for directions, and when he's on the move over obstacles, his body language is transformed like a dog given wings.
And the icing on the cake is that he no longer digs the carpet at home. Instead, he sleeps peaceably, the odd paw twitching as he dreams of snaking around that agility course.
For many dogs, running an agility course gives them a sense of purpose and helps correct behavioral problems due to boredom or anxiety. However, it's important to work by encouraging the dog rather than intimidating or threatening them.
When running an agility course, the dog will encounter obstacles such as hurdles, long jumps, tunnels, weaving poles, high balance, sea-saw, A-frame, hoops, and a 'stay' station. The dog must learn each of these skills in turn, while watching the owner for instructions as to where to go next. Simple as that and lots of fun!