A few weeks ago I started a video series ‘Lunch Break Training’. More will be coming, hopefully one a week or so. I dropped my camera and it’s currently being repaired, hold tight!
So often I hear from loving owners how they would like to do more, but feel like they are in a training rut of sorts, mostly due to their work schedules. It seems to be the four hours of work, 1/2 hour to 1 hour lunch break to walk their dog around the block, and then back for another four hours at their job. And it can get a bit harder when there are activities in the late afternoon, taxi’ing children, or events to attend in evening.
How do we let our dogs know we care, care above and beyond food, bed, water, and shelter? Doing more with creativity in mind! This really comes into play if you own a sporting or competition dog, and being honest and responsible with their needs.
Now for some dogs, a walk around the block is peachy. Our older dogs who can’t go so far, our injured or recuperating dogs, or possibly a dog that has some fear issues and likes to be close to home.
But for the mass majority, especially our puppy, adolescent, and healthy adult populations, they want to do more, need to do more, and would benefit from doing more.
Mental exercise is just as important as physical exercise, if not more so. I truly believe many dogs are bored out of their minds, and their potential is never reached. It doesn’t mean they aren’t successful in their households, I know lots of dogs bored out of their furry little heads, and they find ways to cope. But wouldn’t it be so lovely to see more owner/dog engagement, and for dogs to reach their potentials, to really shine?!
So here are our first two lunch break training videos. They don’t take anymore time than a walk around the block, but it’s way more fun, creative, and leaves everyone feeling satiated, in a very happy way!
So here’s to letting it fly and having fun… I love my lunch breaks probably more than my dogs!
If you have creative ideas for lunch breaks, it would be great to hear from you!