With many of us several weeks into this temporary normal, we figured it’s time to break up the mundane routine and foster some happy distractions!
Here are 5 at home activities to accomplish with your dogs!
- By now, you’re probably running out of things to watch? We’ve got you covered! Check out our YouTube compilations. All dogs all day – you’re welcome! PS: Don’t forget to Subscribe.
- In a doggy-dog-world, busy is always better than bored. How are you keeping your pooch occupied indoors? Scavenger Hunts? Trips to the Mailbox? Gourmet Meals? Check out our favorite quick-make, easy-bake, at-home dog treat recipes.
- As pup-parents, we attempt to record every cute, quirky, and mischievous moment our furbabies take a part in. Send in your best dog videos to be featured in our future YouTube compilations. Videos can be texted or emailed to SocialMedia@splashanddashfordogs.com
- Get outside and WALK! That favorite “W” word is more than ever a priority now. Whether you stroll around the apartment complex or take a hike through your backyard, fresh air and a simple change of pace can make all the difference. If you’re feeling cooped up, your fur-baby is likely to be too!
- Take advantage of the extra time and teach your old dog a new trick! Patience is something we are all mastering by now. If you’re fine-tuning commands or teaching something entirely new, the time you have available now will be the consistency you thank yourself for later. As with any training, regular practice and follow through is the secret to success. With all the additional time at home – you might be surprised the things you can learn… or teach!Be well!
It’s not uncommon for dog parents to be stopped during outings by others who want to admire and pet your pup. Usually, this is no concern and a great way to socialize your dog. With all the recent fear surrounding COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, pet parents may want to put a limit on how many contacts our fur babies have with strangers.
Even though the chance of a K9 catching COVID-19 is rare, with only one reported case in Hong Kong to date – the true concern still lies with human health. Although pets cannot easily catch the coronavirus, it does live on objects and surfaces and is transmitted through contact. Therefore, if a stranger came in contact with COVID-19, it’s reasonable to assume they could pass the virus onto a dog’s coat, collar, or leash and then become passed onto the next point of contact.
We completely understand that our dogs are our family and it is common for them to climb on furniture, cuddle with us, and sleep in our beds. With that said, it’s understandable to be concerned.
Because it’s not reasonable nor fair to keep pets inside all day. It now becomes a matter of adjusting a dog’s hygiene, similarly to the way we humans are stockpiling hand sanitizer and avoiding handshakes.
Quick Tips for Dog Hygiene at Home
- Use scent-free baby wipes to clean paws, coats, and snouts after walks.
- Invest in a pair of boots (if your furbaby will wear them).
- Wash any pet clothing, dog collars, and leashes more frequently.
- Implement a tidy-up routine between regular bathing and grooming appointments.
- Be cautious when asking to pet other dogs — and having others bombard yours.
- Lessen days out with your dog to public places where masses of humans congregate.
- Keep hand sanitizer out of reach from your dog. High levels of alcohol can be extremely dangerous to their health.
The most important thing we have to echo is that there are no proven cases of dogs transmitting the virus to people. Don’t panic just be precautious.
At Splash and Dash, the safety and wellbeing of your dogs is our business and we can assure you that we are taking preventative measures within each of our locations:
- We are committed to disinfecting every surface our employees, customers, and puppy patrons come into contact with.
- All employees have been informed and instructed to follow CDC recommendations.
- Our support center is providing additional cleaning supplies to all locations.
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