Are you ready to go back into the office? If yes, it will be a nice experience and new too for you after a long time from Pandemic. However, dog owners might feel different from others when they return home. Not only a new experience but also the owner has to face some challenges. They would have been so close to their dogs so far till they return to the office. This bonding might trigger your pet to feel so bad in your absence mentally. Being at home for so many months together with your dog, the present position would make you feel difficult when you think about your dog‘s loneliness in the house.
What shall I do if I have a dog? Returning to the office is inevitable for all and hence you have to make certain preparations for your pet. Prepare your dog for the transition so that you can work in your office with full energy and enthusiasm. If you are not able to concentrate on your work due to your pet, then you are the loser. Hence, make or prepare your dog to face the conditions because it was so comfortable being with you so long closely and hence it cannot digest an immediate transition. So, make arrangements for it to face the reality with the help of a professional if you need it.
Preparing dogs to face reality
In common if we categorize dogs based on present situations we shall make three types of viz dogs mentally fine before the pandemic situation, dogs with you during a pandemic, and dogs facing issues after you return to the office. Based on these situations of the dogs, proper dog training is a must and inevitable. When we take dogs that were so close to its owner for a long time during a pandemic takes much time to return to normalcy. Making a few adjustments by you are very necessary considering the pathetic situations of the dog. Teach your dog to cope with the situations at the home as earlier but it takes some time. You can take the pet for a walk in the evening instead of during the morning hours. Spend some time in the evening without fail with your pet playing and strolling on the road. Never allow it alone in the evening hours because your pet might be suffering from depression.
You can also adjust the mealtime for your pet as per your dog wish if you are back at the office. You can also adjust the wake-up timings of the pet to cope with the situation. You must adjust your life accordingly when you are back in the office. You can start practicing going out of your house leaving your dog in the house before you actually go to the office. Frequent small hours duration of going out would make your pet acclimatized to the situation once when you actually leave for the office. In case if you find some awkward behavior in your dog consulting a veterinarian immediately for quick relief is good.
Terry Jones is a Chicago native who loves food and travel. He is currently a freelance photographer and also writes some articles about travel.