10 Ways To Survive Self-Isolation With Your Dog! (Part 2)

If you’re working from home for a couple of days and return back to work, your dog won’t be confused, but since we’re in the middle of a pandemic, COVID19, chances are, seeing you at home all day has left your dog confused.

Of course, they’re happy, but they have to adjust to the new way of living for an unknown period of time. If you’re losing your mind staying home, imagine how they feel! Here are some ways to survive self-isolation with your dog! Here’s Part 1, in case you missed it.

1. Puzzles

Dogs would love to watch you work if they could. Sadly, much like humans, they get bored and want to do something that will challenge their brains. Experts suggest that you give your dogs puzzles that they can solve, food puzzles and other food dispensing toys that will keep them mentally stimulated while you work from home. If you have no access to puzzles, here’s an idea. Take your dog to a room, scatter bits of kibble in the room and let your dog find and eat them!

2. Play

Playing is also a form of exercise for you and your dogs. Apart from that, it helps you bond with your dog on another level. So take some time out of your schedule to play with your dog and help them handle extra energy without having to leave the house.

3. Give Them Jobs

Dogs love to be responsible, but you probably already know that. Now all play and no work makes the day boring for your dog, so give them jobs. Make your house a nose-work course for your dog to help them release extra energy. Also, they’ll feel more confident if they know they’re doing something important.

4. Pamper Them

What’s the point of being home 24/7 if you can’t pamper your dogs?! While we agree that work is important and that you have deadlines to meet, we’d like to point out that dogs help you work efficiently. They reduce stress and help declutter your mind – two key ingredients to smart working, no?

5. Be In The Now…

There will be times when you don’t want to do anything but bask in the glory of each other’s love, warmth and comfort and that’s okay too!

How are you handling your dog during self-isolation? Let us know in the comments below!

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