Making the most out of more time with our dogs
During this difficult time with the threat of the Coronavirus, your dogs are probably experiencing unprecedented amounts of time with you. I wonder if they’ll get sick of us; I mean we are interrupting their nap time.
How do we make the most out of more time with our dogs? I’ve compiled some suggestions:
Start a new exercise regimen
Depending on your dog, that can mean walking or running your local trails. Or if you aren’t up for going far, chasing a ball or frisbee in the yard can do the trick.
Work on some good canine skills
I know my dogs could use some refreshers on the following:
Give them some work to do that utilizes their brains
Teach them some new tricks
Some tricks I’d like to work on include:
If you have a new puppy, you may want to consider the following:
Introduce them during your conference calls
If you are working from home and taking conference calls, introduce them as your coworker (so what if their main job is keeping your feet warm).
Hug them close
There’s nothing like doggy hugs and kisses to help with stress relief.
Adopt or Foster
If you don't have a dog, this may be an opportune time to consider adopting or fostering a dog. Reach out to your local shelter by phone or email (most are only open by appointment now). What better time to potty train a puppy than when you are restricted to your home.
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