Care for Your Dog While Working Long Hours
There are times where we are being pulled in every direction. It feels like we can’t take care of our responsibilities at work and those at home. Caring for pets can be one of the areas we feel like we are failing. Our animals become our family. It can make us feel very guilty when they are not given the time we know they deserve. Here are ways to help while having to work long hours.
Get your dog out of the house, whether it is with you or someone else. If you do not have family or friends that want to spend some time with your pets, there are services you can use. Rover is a site that helps match you with the perfect person. After answering a questionnaire of what you are looking for, you will see the matches. Once paired, you can read reviews and contact them to get started. Another site that works similarly is Wag. You may also be able to find great people, not on these sites, from the recommendations of friends.
Being able to run and check on your pets on your break is not always a possibility. Our animals can go for eight hours without seeing us, sometimes even longer. But checking in while not in the room can happen. Furbo has created a dog nanny. Making it possible for you to watch your pets from your phone. It has a feature that you can talk to them and even give them a treat. They may not be able to see you, but hearing your voice will make their day better. And it will help you feel comfortable working long hours. Knowing you can check and give them a treat whenever you want to.
Create a routine to help you give your pets the time they need. If you schedule the time and write it down, you are more likely to accomplish it. Set time aside before or after your work hours that are just for your animals. Also, schedule time on the weekends. Plan fun trips or outings that involve your dogs. This will give you something to look forward to, and help eliminate any guilt that builds up through the week.
Doggy Day Care
Just like you would find a caretaker for a child, find one for your dog while you are working. Search your local area for options. Take a tour and to ensure that they are genuine caretakers. Your dog will be able to run and play all day while you are slaving away at work. Knowing they are having a great time will make you feel great. If you cannot find a local place to support many PetSmart locations provide Doggie Day Camp.
There are many ways to enrich the lives of our dogs while we keep growing our professional lives. Don’t lose sleep over not being able to spend all day with your pets.