Recently, many of us have found ourselves spending a lot more time at home thanks to a certain health crisis we won’t bother naming again here. There’s a lot of fear, uncertainty, and anxiety for many reasons.
You know one of the best ways to conquer anxiety? Spending time with a dog. It’s more than an opinion, science proves this as well.
Though the situation isn’t ideal, our dogs are the real winners, they get to have their owners home with them so much more. With all the worry and uncertainty, let’s take that small token as a gift in all of the craziness.
Now that you’re home with your dog, what can you do? Sit on the couch and watch Netflix? There’s certainly that, but when you and your dog are ready to stretch your legs and get some healthy movement, take a walk together, or better yet, tackle some training.
Build training time and exercise into your day while you’re at home. Teaching basic commands and practicing them is a great way to make the most of the time while deepening your bond with your dog and giving them (and you!) some valuable playtime. Go for a walk and enjoy each other and find the little things to be grateful for.
Getting in some playtime is especially important if you’re working from home. Regular breaks will help keep you healthy and focused and help fight anxiety. Your dog will be calmer because you are too. It’s a win-win.
Not sure how to train at home? We’ve got you covered.
Take a look at our training guides available here. Some of the best commands are the simplest ones though, we recommend practicing the following until you and your dog can execute them perfectly together.
If you happen to be working from home during this time and need your dog out of your hair, perhaps consider our board & train program. You drop off your dog and we get training started while your dog stays with us. Then, we work with you and your dog together to further training so your furry friend’s newfound skills can continue to be used and expanded with you at home.
In addition to getting in training time with your dog, we recommend taking this health crisis as a reminder to take care of you and your dog’s health by increasing your supplements to make sure you both are getting all of the nutrients you need to stay healthy.
Not sure where to get safe supplements for your dog? We recommend Nupro supplements, available in our shop. While you’re there browse some of our items for awesome toys for your dog, like the Indestructibone, which is always popular among dogs and owners alike. There’s also great gear available for you to wear and more.
This might be a stressful time for everyone, but there’s always a silver lining, we’re sure your dog views this time with you home as a great thing, and we hope that can help ease some of the stress.
We have several items in our shop to help with training, and we’re always available to answer all of your training questions at [email protected].
Stay safe and be healthy out there!