COVID-19 has forced many of us to work from home.
Working from home sounds idyllic when you think about it, but in practice, it’s quite the challenge. Even the simplest of things become a problem. For instance, being at home all day might mean that your dog wants to play constantly, causing you to be distracted and unproductive as a result!
It’s very normal when you think about it. Your dog isn’t used to you being at home all the time normally and suddenly you’re sat there all the time. To your furry friend, it’s like Christmas has come early! They think its playtime and they get their human to keep them company. Lockdowns are great for dogs!
However, it’s important to learn how to keep your dog entertained whilst you’re working from home, so you can get more done. How? Let’s check out a few ways.
Try Long-Lasting Dog Chews
You might be tempted to keep giving your dog treats to keep them entertained and occupied but that’s not great for their health! Instead, focus on long-lasting treats to keep them fulfilled for longer! In our store, we offer a range of different dog chews such as our natural Deer Antler Chews and Olivewood Chews which we guarantee your doggo will love!
Tire Them Out Earlier in The Day
Take your dog out in the morning for a long walk and they’ll be tired out once you get back, therefore falling asleep and allowing you to get on with your work! This helps to stimulate their mind and also gives them the physical exercise they need. Whilst they’re snoozing, you can get on with whatever you need to do. Who said having dogs was like having children?!
Take Regular Play Breaks
You should be taking regular breaks from work for your own health and wellbeing anyway but during these breaks, you need to get away from the computer and do something else. Why not make that time, playtime? This helps you to bond with your dog, keeps them occupied, and helps you to stay focused. Why not sure the time to teach them a new trick?
Try a Lickimat
Lickimats are perfect for kicking out doggy boredom and they’re healthy too. Our Lickimat Treat Boxes include a delicious Doggy Peanut Butter Treat Jar so whilst you’re getting on with your work, your dog will be more than happy and more than occupied!
Play Hide The Treat
This one takes a little preparation but it will definitely keep your dog occupied whilst you work! Hide treats around the house (healthy ones, of course) and leave them to find them. You could even try our KONG rewards ball, with the right treats you could keep them occupied for hours!
These few tricks will help you to be more productive during your working from home endeavours, whilst causing your pooch to sit beside you with doe-eyes, begging you to play!