You aren’t the only one going stir crazy staying at home. Your dog feels the hardships of this pandemic, too! But luckily, there are still ways you can keep both yourself and your four-legged friend busy. For a few ideas on ways to keep your dog occupied during a pandemic, continue reading the rest of the article below.
Don’t Skip Out on The Walks
While you might find yourself getting into a habit of laying on the couch and sulking because there’s nothing to do, don’t let that feeling get the best of you! Instead, make sure you keep daily walks in your schedule. Both you and your pet need it for your physical and mental well-being. This gets you guys out of the house, exposes you to the fresh air, and lets you burn off pent-up energy.
Take Your Pet With On Trips
With the pandemic, trips have been extremely limited—however, they aren’t completely out of the equation! If you’re going to make a trip home to see your parents or doing a short ‘staycation’ at an Airbnb, take your pet with you. They want to get out of the house just as much as you. Make sure you follow the proper COVID-19 protocols, as well as bring all of the necessary travel accessories for you and your pet! It’ll be your favorite vacation of 2020.
Give Them Even More Attention
You could be thinking “is that even possible?”—but in the case that it is, do it! Dogs need social interaction; if you’re the only person they’re seeing on a regular basis, it’s important they’re getting attention from you. Honestly, you’re both extremely lucky you have each other during this challenging time!
These three ways to keep your dog occupied during a pandemic will help not only keep your dog sane, but you, as well. Being stuck in the house and having limited options on what you can do can be tough— but don’t let it get the best of you guys!