By: Jam Bufi
If there’s anyone happier with the quarantine and humans working from home, it’s the pets! Being stuck at home means more time getting to bond with our furry friends and we can use this time to show them a little more love and affection.
Here are our High Five ideas on how to bond with your pets at home.
Teach them new tricks
Teach dogs new tricks takes time and practice and what better time to do it than now. Be ready with those treats and teach them to sit, shake hands, play dead, and even to high five! By the end of quarantine, you can show off how smart your dogs are to everyone like the proud parent you are.
Exercise with them
We may be in quarantine but it’s not an excuse to postpone exercising. Motivate yourself to get up and break a sweat by taking your pet out for a walk or even just playing fetch inside the house. Your body will feel better and your pet will love you for the extra time and attention you spend with them.
Have a photoshoot
We know your phone is already filled with candid photos of your pet but why not have an actual photoshoot with them? Try dressing them up with old clothes or put some sunglasses on them – you can even try having matching outfits with them. After the quarantine, you can frame the photos and hang them at home or put them on your desk at work. You can also create a Facebook or Instagram account for your pets and post all their cute photos!
Do a social media challenge with them
There have been plenty of social media challenges and pranks involving pets that became popular. For example, a popular challenge surfaced on social media several months ago called “What the Fluff?” Challenge where owners hid behind huge blankets and running to another room before the blanket drops, which leaves the pets confused. Check out the fun prank below:
Another one for dogs is the “Snoot” challenge wherein the owner makes a circle with their fingers and they teach their dog to shoot their noses in the circle. For cats, there’s the “Square” challenge where owners form a small square on the floor with tape and simply wait for the cat to go inside and the “Cucumber” challenge where owners place a cucumber behind unaware cats and wait for them to notice it and be frightened.
If you haven’t had the chance to do this with your pet yet, now is the time! It will be exciting to see your pet’s reaction. You can post it on social media or watch it over and over again when you need a pick-me-up.
Cuddle all day
Showing physical attention to your pet can mean a lot to them more than you know. Take the time to cuddle with you pet maybe even while you’re working. Remember to shower them with kisses or give them a belly rub to show them how much you love them. This can also help alleviate some of your and your pet’s stress!
How are you bonding your furry friend at home? Share the love in the comments below!