Oh; how you love your pet.
All you want to do is play, cuddle, and enjoy this special bond that you developed.
But what do you do when you have to study? With the COVID-19 situation, we’re all stuck in our homes, so you can’t exactly go to the library when you want some peace and quiet.
We all expected this to end soon. You enjoyed two weeks at home with your pet, and it was nice. But the virus is still around us, and we’re forced to return to our daily activities. You have to return to studying, but most of it is online now. Your entire life is flipped head over heels.
You do your best to focus and study at home. But your dog or cat needs extra attention. It seems like this situation makes them anxious, too. If you have a dog with high energy levels, staying calm is out of the question. Trust me; I have a pit bull. I know what I’m talking about. When she wants attention, I have to give it to her.
How do you study?
If you’re not under a complete lockdown and you have an opportunity to take a walk in the morning, do it.
Even if you have to study for the entire day, you can wake up early and still be a responsible pet owner.
In the morning, the dog’s senses are particularly sensitive. They will want to sniff around, run, and play. If possible, allow them to do that. Run along; you’ll get some exercise that’s good for your energy levels.
If you get your dog tired during the walk, they will calm down as soon as you get home. You’ll get a few hours for studying, for sure.
Do you want your pet to sit calm in their space while you’re not paying attention to them at all?
That won’t happen. That’s a mental punishment, which your dog or cat won’t appreciate. They will do their best to get your attention when they get bored. Before you know it, you’ll be complaining that the dog ate your assignment. You can prevent that from happening if you keep your dog entertained with toys.
Did you know that there were game consoles for dogs and apps for cats? You don’t have to go that far. A few simple toys will be enough. But when you’re stuck studying at home, get a few new toys. Your pet is bored with the old ones.
So you’re studying and your pet starts jumping around. Your cat sits on your keyboard. Your dog keeps barking. It’s like they are threatening you.
It’s okay. Give them some attention. Five minutes of your time! It’s not like you’re spending the entire day with your pets. If you keep ignoring the pets, they will keep bugging you. In that situation, you’ll start thinking: “Maybe it’s about time I asked for online assignment help.” You don’t have to get to that point. If you calmly take a break, you can control your time and give your pets the love they need. After that, you’ll still have time to do the work.
When you’re stuck in your home for longer than usual, you digress from your usual routine. You might want to watch Netflix all night and wake up way later than usual. Your pets won’t like that.
You need to develop a routine that works for you, but for them as well. After the morning walk, you’ll have time to study while your dog is calm. Then, you can prepare lunch and spend some time with your pets in the afternoon. You’ll give them enough attention, so you can continue studying and reading during the evening. You’ll still have time to enjoy any activities you like before you go to bed.
If you want your pets to be disciplined and give you space when you need it, you should invest time and effort in training first.
Your dog doesn’t need too much training. Two to three training sessions of ten minutes per week will be enough. Teach them to sit, lie down, and stay calm. You’ll benefit from these commands when you want to focus on studying.
These are difficult times for all of us. No matter how hard we try to focus on our studies, we’re stressed out. Don’t take the stress out on your pets. It’s not easy for them, either.
Do your best to get their needs covered, and organize your time so you’ll avoid procrastination.
Calm down! When you’re organized well, there’s no goal that you can’t achieve.
BIO: Emma Rundle rediscovered life after she adopted a pit bull from a shelter. She realized that by helping animals, she makes the world a tiny bit better. Emma often writes blogs that inspire people to help animals, as much as they are able to.