Dexter, “Please turn the lights off!”
A few of you, I can imagine, are experiencing cabin fever, but I may be one of those lucky few that don’t feel that way. Yes, your mental health could and may be affected due to the executive order by Governor Larry Hogan to stay at home, but having a dog can make the difference between keeping your sanity or going bonkers.
So with that being said, aside from my usual advice of going for walks, I’d also recommend taking naps. Lots of naps! Stay home, stay safe!
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Tagged asleep, cabin fever, dog bed, dogs, Mental health, naps, self quarantine
Alex, Bella, and Josie (L to R)
Regardless of the size or breed of dog I’ve taken care of, one thing I’ve realized they all love to do is nap. We, humans, sometimes feel guilty of taking a nap, yours truly is one of those, but as time goes by I am starting to feel less and less guilty.
Some dogs like Josie, the one by the sliding dogs, love to nap while getting a bit of sun, while others, like Bella, prefer a mix of a carpet and a cool floor. My point is, let’s learn from our canine companions and take a nap without any guilt!
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Tagged behavior modification, canine companions, dog bed, dogs, naps, Pit bulls, weimaraner
When Cynthia is able to help me, I walk 2 dogs and she walks the other 2. Those with higher energy level are walked longer by yours truly. But, when Cynthia is unable to help me this is what I do:
- I walk Alex, my slow walker, and Bella together for about 15 to 20 mins. Our walking speed is slow because of Alex, but that’s fine
- I, then, drop and wipe Alex’s paws at home while Bella holds a sit/stay as a way to incorporate training to our every day life
- I grab Bella and Roxy, the cutie pom, and we go out for a walk for about 45 mins. or longer
- Once home, I go to the deck and clean Bella and Roxy
Because Bella is the most energetic of all 3, she gets to walk the longest. What happens once we get home and she is cleaned and fed? She is out like a light. I enjoy walking with them, and I know they need those walks, but I also do it because once at home they are relaxed and tired, therefore living with them is enjoyable rather than a burden.
I post a lot of pictures of dogs sleeping because that is the end result of our walks/runs. Have a great weekend:-)
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