I think the biggest thing I have noticed since being at home during this COVID Shutdown is how wonderful my dogs are, but also how far we still have to go. I've always been big on my dogs being able to entertain themselves. This is super important for helping with Separation Anxiety, as well as just boredom busters. As the readers of my blog know, Kona my Standard Poodle has real problems being away from me.
One of the things I have noticed since being home with my dogs is how much they have chilled out. Kona used to be very much a needy puppy that barked at me when I did not pay attention to her the second she thought I should. Read she is a demand barker here. She has gotten so much better about this, but when we are training she thinks I should be going at breakneck speed at popping treats in her mouth. But also, that I have severely neglected their training. I've tried to make up for some of that while being at home with them. Read More