If your dog is currently loving your work-from-home lifestyle, your return to the office may not be as much of a relief to them as it is to you. In this article, we’ll look at some of the steps you can take to make this transition as positive as possible for your pooch.
Finally having their humans to themselves all day long, pets are some of the few members of the population who don’t mind the coronavirus lockdown. Sooner or later, though, we will be expected to leave the house during the day again, and while you’re hopefully enjoying the extra time you have with your pets right now, it might be time to think about
helping your dog to adjust to a return to normal. There’s no time like the present to start preparing!
Our dogs have been living in the lap of luxury for the last year, lavished with attention and all the extra walks they could dream of. Things are about to change, and it’s our job as owners to make sure that this change isn’t distressing to our pets. With a little research and guidance you can train your pup yourself, or you can contact a dog trainer or puppy training school.
Preparing Your Dog
A great first step in this preparation is to set up a special area for your dog to spend time when you’re away from home. This might be a specific part of the house, their bed or an exercise pen. While you’re still spending all day at home, you can start getting your dog used to entertaining themselves in this area. Remove attention for a period of time and give them a puzzle or a chew toy to enjoy instead. You can stay in the same room at this stage.