In the past few weeks, many of us have switched from going into an office to working from home. For some people, that means that you may have gained some new four-legged coworkers who just won’t stop nagging you all day. It may seem fun at first, but it can be hard to have a productive workday when your dog suddenly DESPERATELY needs to go outside for the 500th time that day.
So to help you get through this crazy time here’s some tips from some Pet Krewe working-from-home experts:
Stick to a routine.
Your pets might be confused about why you’re suddenly home all day, when usually they have the house to themselves during the week. It might help them adjust to the new schedule if they know what to expect.
Get some puzzle toys.
If you’re going to be home, your pets are going to want attention. Especially if you have a dog. They want you to pet them or throw their toys or take them for a walk. You’re going to have to give them a worthwhile distraction to get them to stop bothering you. It might be a good idea to buy some puzzle toys.
These toys are specially designed to give your dog a mental challenge. You fill them with treats, and your dog has to figure out how to get the treats out by playing with the toy. You can fill a Kong with peanut butter, freeze it, and give it to them to play with for a while.
Tire them out.
Set aside some extra time in the mornings to give your pets so that they are tired for the rest of the day. If you have a dog, take them for a longer walk or jog in the morning before you start working. They’ll enjoy being outside, and will probably just want to sleep when you get back home. Cats are probably not going to bother you as much as a dog will, but it wouldn’t hurt to get them some new toys or scratching posts to interact with.