Preparing Your Dog for Post-Pandemic Life

Author: Cathy Madson, MA, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

Published: April 28, 2021

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man in mask holding his pomeranian dogCHANGE IS COMING. IS YOUR DOG READY?

Are you worried about how your puppy or adult dog will handle the post-pandemic routine changes?

Join me in a free self-paced virtual workshop to help set your dog up for success.

The COVID-19 pandemic meant that many people opened up their homes and hearts to a new furry bundle of joy. Just like human generation groups like Baby Boomer, Millennial, and Gen Z, this generation of puppies now lives with the moniker "Pandemic Puppies." Many of these puppies or dogs adopted during the pandemic have had a tougher time with socialization and might never have been left alone.

And for the dogs we already shared our lives with prior to COVID-19, many were thrilled that they got to be with us almost 24/7 while we worked from home. Others, however, were less than happy about the constant hustle-and-bustle and losing out on their alone time. Now that things are moving towards a new normal, with people returning to the office and children headed back to in-person schooling, what's a dog to do?

The pandemic has meant dog trainers are seeing certain behavioral issues on the rise, such as:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Resource guarding
  • Potty training regression
  • Leash reactivity and aggression
  • General stress and anxiety

But there's a lot you can do — starting right now — to help your dog cope with the upcoming routine change. We've created a FREE virtual workshop just for you!

woman wearing mask holding her puppyFrom Pandemic Pup to Pupstanding Citizen: Helping Your Dog Get Used to the "New Normal"

In this online self-paced course, you'll learn:

  • Ways to decrease current stress (for your dog and yourself)
  • How to introduce a new routine
  • Practice alone time
  • Address separation anxiety symptoms
  • Work on missed socialization experiences
  • How to connect with a professional for one-on-one help

I want you to feel prepared for helping your dog transition to a new routine by setting them up for success. And if your dog is exhibiting worrisome behaviors, such as reactivity or resource guarding, I want to help get you the support you need to address it sooner rather than later. It can be stressful to get ready to "get back out there," but with some preparation, it can be easier for you and your dog!

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