Keeping your pets engaged indoors: How you do it right
The world is going through a changing time with the ever-spreading pandemic, and everybody has been advised to stay home in order to stop the widespread of the virus. The virus, as we know it is keeping everyone on lockdown, and that includes your pets. Yes, your pets are going through the same through as you during this lockdown, and it can have a negative effect on their total well-being. We are also struggling with activities to keep us engaged during this time, so too do our pets need activities that can gear up their spirit. So, how do you get your pets engaged while indoors and also doing it the right way? This article is directed at giving tangible and plausible solutions to keeping your pets engaged during this indoor season.
The fact that you are stuck inside during this time doesn't mean you don't try to do a little bit of exercise, at least even if it's walking several steps around your apartment. The same should be applied to your pets, a little bit of exercise is a way to keep the mind and the body of your pet in good shape since its almost impossible to move around. Games like tug of water and fetch are the most accessible game to keep your dog engaged during a period like this. Although the dog might try to show strength depending on its size, always remind your pets you are the human with more mental exercise.
Mental Games and stimulation
Mental games and stimulation can also be another way to keep your pets pre-occupied during this time. Pets are known to be mostly outdoor animals and tend to get bored easily if they don't find activities that interest them. This is why you should play mentally stimulating games that would catch their interest, and it's most times better to add incentives to make them the more attached. There are several games that you could use to entice and get the attention of your pets, such as Kong, for your dogs and laser pointing in the case of a cat. This type of activity would keep them occupied for a very long period.
Grooming your pets can also be an excellent way to keep them occupied to avoid the frenzy most pets get into after being restricted. Grooming would allow you and your pet to have some excellent pet to owner relationship that might not have existed prior to the lockdown. Giving your pets baths during a time like this could prove to be fun for both you and your pet, as most times, a lot of drama ensues when immersing them in water. A lot of pets do not like water, so it's probably advisable to have built a sort of momentum with games and exercise in order to build a certain amount of rapport.
These are so if the ways through which you can keep your pets engaged while you work during this period. It's important to note that your pets also get bored, and that's not what you would want. Have an excellent time, and make sure you give your pets a great time.