Coming out of lockdown is becoming the norm for us humans. Most importantly, how do you think your pets will cope?
Those of you who have acquired a puppy during the last year or so, during lockdown, may be concerned how they will behave, when suddenly left alone in the house, when you head back to work; leaving them home alone!
Three years ago, we brought Mia, my Cockapoo, into our home. She was 10 weeks old. Most importantly, she settled very quickly and had our full attention during the day and slept peacefully in her crate at night.
How lucky are we, we thought? Mia believes I am her adopted Mum and she is happy to follow me everywhere around the house, never leaving my side?
At 12 weeks we started puppy classes with Ann at SDBC. These weekly classes where hugely beneficial. The old saying ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’ was proven to be the case.
Mia responded well in the classes. She did not even mind me wrapping bandages around her legs in the first aid class. Learned ‘Park It’ position very quickly. Her ‘recall skills’ are now excellent, unless there is pheasant in sight! We had such fun practicing every day at home, knowing that ‘teacher’ would know if we did not.
Here is a photo of Mia showing off one of my new Summer French Terry, Lightweight Dog Summer Suits.
Doggy Day Care Training Centre
Upon leaving class one week, Ann said she thought Mia appeared anxious, when separated from me. From this initial observation I attended a consultation at the centre and Mia started to attend day care training. Coming out of lockdown, Mia thrived at Stirling Dog Behavioural Centre where they offer individual training programs, tailored to suit your own dog.
Three years on and Mia gets all excited when we ask her ‘are you going to school today’? Furthermore, I am thrilled to say, Mia is now a balanced happy, well trained pet, despite my initial ignorance! She is so excited to meet up with her pals in day care. She even helps to socialise new puppies sometimes on her weekly visit.
Training and care
At every stage of Mia’s development, she has gained immensely from the training we received. She continually surprises us. I cannot praise Ann and her team enough for all their dedicated attention, knowledge and methods of training and care.
Coming out of lockdown with Stirling Dog Behavioural Centre
If you need help with general day care for your pet or have specific needs that require attention, I highly recommend you contact Ann and her team at Stirling Dog Behavioural Centre | Training | Puppy
How did your pets cope with coming out of lockdown?
We would love to hear your stories and feedback. Let us know how you get on with your own beloved pets.