How dogs entertain themselves in isolation had not crossed my mind. Had it crossed yours? Did you ever stop to think about how dogs dealt with the isolation we have all faced?
Some people had “essential” jobs. So, they worked outside of the home in spite of the imposed isolation experienced by others. Often, their schedule was changed to accommodate the needs of others. Additionally, some stayed away from home to keep their families safe.
Other individuals worked from home or did not work at all. Either wayl, their schedules changed drastically. This took a lot of adjusting on the parts of everyone involved. This includes the furry members of the family, not just humans.
Some dogs may suffer from canine post-isolation separation anxiety. Anxiety is more likely to occur if their humans were locked-in with them. Here is an article you may wish to check out if you have concerns about your dog being at risk.
Or, you may know someone else whose dog is at risk and want to send it to them. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as they say. https://happymutt.org/canine-post-isolation-separation-anxiety/?fbclid=IwAR2j000OY1vXkWdxqgc8zoiBXGiq7KSOrMZshfgkfiwwEeutEj3Kf4ElQn4
So, How Dogs Entertain Themselves in Isolation Is A Legitimate Topic
However, people who continued to work outside of the home had a different set of concerns. Their dogs may have missed the daily walks around the neighborhood. Perhaps, they no longer went to dog parks.
Here is the story of an adorable Corgi who really missed seeing her neighbors every day. The problem was solved in a unique but reproducible way. https://excellentdogsclub.com/adorable-corgi-loves-getting-attention/?fbclid=IwAR2xdYhKacmgpbEh2MygDUH7oBC4aIKUyAlaAKzuBSRNdBgXYVXxfPoyH68
Here is the promised video. It shows how dogs entertain themselves in isolation.
Do you have any photos or stories about how your dogs entertained themselves during isolation? If so, will you please share them with us. We always love to hear from you about your canine companions.
Thankfully, we do not have to worry about our furry friends catching the virus. However, if you need reassurance, read this. https://happymutt.org/covid-19-and-your-dog/