Isolating With A Dog
Our world has experienced a dramatic change recently and our dog’s lives have also been affected. With many of us now spending a lot more time at home, we must also consider how to manage our canine companions whilst isolating. More than ever, health is the most important thing for both dogs and their owners so we have some tips for you to help manage your furry friend whilst isolating.
Walking Your Dog
Dogs need regular exercise to keep healthy but in these uncertain times, you will likely need to adjust how and where your dog exercises. Currently, pet owners are allowed to take their dog for a walk but whilst doing this you should follow social distancing measures and check government directives in case further restrictions are implemented. You should also not go to any dog parks and avoid walking routes where you will encounter many other people and dogs. Remember to wash your hands before and after leaving your house to walk your dog.
However, there is some good news – you can also exercise your dog at home. This will help keep your dog fit and healthy, but also keep you both healthy. It helps if you have a garden or backyard so your dog can enjoy some exercise outdoors but you can also use a hallway for indoor fetch. Other than fetch, you can also use this time to teach your dog to play a new game such as the which hand game or hide and seek.
Giving Your Dog Alone Time
While it is true that dogs never want their human to leave the house to go to work, sometimes they also need alone time so that they continue to experience dealing with your absence. Try to give them this alone time, so they do not feel stressed when the lockdown ends, and normal life resumes. This will also avoid building separation anxiety in your dog.
These new changes in our environment have caused us to make changes to how we live our lives including with our furry friends and we hope you and your pet can stay safe and healthy whilst enjoying some happy moments during this time.