Take Your Dog To Work Week starts June 21st. Of course, this one has been playing out differently since the pandemic started. Last year, many people brought their work home to Fido. Now, as vaccinations allow people to get back to the workplace, pets are having to adjust to their humans being away more often. A local Scottsdale, AZ vet offers a few tips on helping Fido cope with this change below.
If you know that you’ll be returning to the office soon, start getting your canine pal used to the adjustment in advance. Leave Fido in another part of the house during your workday. Just do this for an hour or two at first, so you can gradually increase his alone time.
Consider Getting Help
Some dogs will really have a hard time being left alone, after getting used to having their humans around so much. Consider enrolling your pup in doggy daycare. Fido can spend the day running and playing with his friends!
Schedule Doggy Time
Man’s Best Friend tends to do best when he’s on a steady routine. Try to stick to a set schedule for walks, meals, and playtime. If possible, tire Fido out with a vigorous play session and a long walk before you head out. That way, he’ll (hopefully) be tired enough to sleep through most of the day.
Consider Getting A Buddy
Is Fido an only pet? Consider getting him a buddy to play and snuggle up with when you’re gone. Of course, this is a big decision, so you’ll have to think things over carefully. Consider both pets’ ages and temperaments, as well as your household, schedule, and budget.
Enjoy Your Welcome
One of the best things about dogs is the fact that they just get so joyful when their humans come home. That cute happy dance Fido does when you walk through the door will definitely put a smile on your face!
Savor The Down Time
Maintaining a good work/life balance can be tricky, but it’s extremely important. Get into the habit of taking Fido for a long walk when you get home. This is a great way to unwind after a long day!
Please do not hesitate to reach out if ever we can be of assistance. As your local Scottsdale, AZ animal hospital, we’re always here to help!