There’s no getting around it having a dog requires a ton of your time, but, does being busy means you shouldn’t have a dog at all. Or, is it possible to raise a well-adjusted a dog if you’re a busy person. I’m going to give you some advice today on what to do if you’re really busy but you are still confident that you can provide a great life for your dog.
The newer your dog is to their home, the more time and attention they are going to require throughout the day. So, oftentimes, you are going to need to make special arrangements, especially if you have got a younger dog. Where did that athleticisms come from? Routine is so important when you are raising a dog. However, if you are a busy person, sometimes, it’s hard to keep a routine that’s also convenient for you.
Take advantage of technology
Technology gives us so many more options. I mean think about it, you can get a ride anywhere, anytime. It’s effortless to have almost anything you want delivered right to you and now, solving two of the biggest issues that I come across – not enough exercise and too much time alone is within reach because of one app.
Rover is a service that offers dog sitting, walking, home visits and so on – all in one quick convenient place within the app or on their website. By the way, the app has high rate which is clearly a sign of a good one to go to.
After downloading the app, open it and you will see there are a lot of options on the screen you can do, such as dog boarding, house sitting, drop-in visits, doggy day care and dog walking. This is also what makes this app special and stand out from the crowd though.
You hand select the people you think are right for your dog by reading reviews and other people’s experiences. For example, if you want someone to walk your dog, tap on the dog walking option and there will be a lot of people for you to choose from.
I highly recommend you to opting for the person who has high rate stars and many reviews so that you can get good database about them. Click on that person and you can take a look at their skills or who they are. You can get a little perspective by reading their bio.
And, you will get all of those services at the touch of a touchscreen right within the app, which makes it a lot easier to narrow down the best people for your furry.
Take note that before leaving anyone alone with him/her, I need to talk to them about your dog’s individual qualities and their quirks so that they can take those into account. For example, maybe your dog is scared of big trucks so they all need to avoid busy roads. Or, perhaps you have dot two dogs and one loves to play fetch and the other is just a total couch potato.
You can set up unlimited meets and greets with pet sitters and walkers from this app and talk to them to make sure they are right for your dog and that you’re both on the same page.
Giving dogs as regular walks and outside time as possible is fantastic way to curb unwanted behavior like unwanted barking or excessive chewing.
There’s no doubt that if you are busy, it can be more complicated to raise a dog. And here are some more additional tips that keeping your job and keeping your job happy at the same time.
Exercise your dog before leaving
Let’s treat your dog at early before you leave. Let’s see how much he can carry on exercise with and without treats.
If you have to leave your dog alone for more than four to five hours at a time, then, it’s really ideal to get up extra early to give your dog significant age-appropriate exercise just before leaving.
Before leaving, you got him to do a lot of things in a row, that’s what you want to do with your dog as they start to prove that they understand stuff. Does it make sense?
If you all of that overflowing energy out of your dog before you leave, they are a lot more likely to be content and well-behaved while you’re gone and there will be a lot less likely to become destructive or bark excessively.
Optimize your time
It’s importantly to optimize your time so when you do have some free, schedule your social events around that you can involve your dog or take your dog. For instance, might be a dog friendly bar, a party or a festival. Go out of your way to do this. I mean, seriously, this will go a long way to making your dog happier and ensuring that the well socialized and well-adjusted dogs.
If you do happen to have one or two extra days off during the week, schedule an extra active day for your furry. For example, when your dog is at their peak, you might extend their frisbee training session one day or make a half day of going to the park with them. If you know you are going to busy that week, or if you know that weather is going to be bad for the next few days.
Don’t forget to give your dog time to recover
Like people, a properly maintained athletic dog is going to need recovery time and for you, that equals better behavior when you’re gone. In fact, this can give you an extra 1 or 2 days a week of low maintenance dog raising as they recover from that heavy exercise day.
If you have a roommate or a significant other who’s helping out with your dog, make sure that you guys are both on the same page relating your dog’s routine so that your dog barely misses when you’re gone.
Of course, ultimately, it’s your responsibility to raise, train and care for your dog. If you weigh all the pros and cons and determine that you are probably too busy for a dog, then wait until your life slows down a bit. But, if you’re prepared to delicate the time for your dog and you just need a little bit extra help from time to time, then go for it. If you want to optimize your dog’s success and their happiness, don’t forget such tips and tricks I have just listed out here and also my other articles in this blog.