If you’re a busy dog owner then you know the juggling act of working and giving your dog the love, attention, and exercise that they need all too well. We know how difficult it can be to raise a dog in a bustling city, so here are some tips every busy dog owner to know.

Make Your Home Cozy

Whether you crate your dogs or not, make their space as comfortable as possible. Leave their favorite blankets and toys where they can get to them. Make sure to dog-proof your space as well to prevent any accidents from happening while you are away.

Morning Exercise Routine

A tired dog is a happy dog. Make a habit of getting your dog some exercise before leaving for work in the mornings. If you’re gone most of the day, tiring your dog out in the morning will make them less anxious, which can curb destructive behavior like chewing on the couch. Some ways you can exercise you dog are:

  • Going for a 30-minute walk
  • Going for a jog with them
  • Playing fetch with them
  • Anything to get their mind and body moving will do

Keep Your Dog Entertained

Leave fun things for your dog to do on their own while you’re away. Examples are:

  • Kong toys stuffed with peanut butter, or their favorite treat
  • Interactive puzzle toys to stimulate their mind
  • Treat dispensing toys
  • Use a doggie cam to watch and talk to your dog

Enroll Them In Daycare

Daycare is a great way to make sure your dog gets the exercise, as well as socialization that they need to be happy and healthy. They’ll get to make friends, play, and get walks. Dog City has an amazing daycare program designed around your specific needs. To learn more about Dog City Daycare give us a call at 212.244.3647 or email hi@dogcitynyc.com

Schedule A Walk

For dogs who are too young for daycare, or who daycare just isn’t a good fit for, you can schedule a walk for them during the day. Dog City offers walking services as well! Private and group walks are available, and dogs are walked in groups of no more than two.