Augsburg. In Corona times, everyday life has changed for dogs too, because their families often spend more time at home than before, as a precautionary note from the Augsburg Animal Welfare Association. « Since dogs are highly social, they usually enjoy spending more time with their people, » explains Verena Wirosaf, specialist for pets at the German Animal Welfare Association.
« But if there is a lot of hustle and bustle at home because people fall on the covers, such moods can spread to animals. » In order for the unusually close coexistence to work, the dog needs its retreat area in the traditional basket or on the Blanket without being disturbed by children, for example. In addition to the rest phases, the expert recommends extensive walks and brain work for the dog to engage in foraging games in small breaks, for example.
When mistresses or masters go back to work in the office normally, they should not leave their dog alone from one day to the next. This is especially true for dogs that may have been purchased during the home office period and have not yet learned to stay alone. The re-conversion is also great for other dogs. « Here you should practice step by step and only slowly increase the time that the animal has to be alone, » advises Wirosaf. “Basically, dogs shouldn’t have to be alone for more than six hours. It is therefore ideal for most dogs if they are allowed into the office. ”
Animal protection association Augsburg and environment e. V., Telephone 0821/455 290-0, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tierheim-augsburg.de