Effective by 18 March, Malaysia officially implemented the movement control order (MCO) measure. The partial lockdown, announced on 16 March, requires people to remain at home until 31 March, unless they are buying or delivering necessities, seeking health care or performing official duties.
Since we have to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, our dogs and cats are likely to get less exercise than usual, but there are still lots of fun things we can do inside the home with our furry friends.
1.Search & sniff
Hide pet treats around your house to set your pooch off on a tail wagging adventure! Firstly, teach your dog the “search and sniff” game by tossing the food his way and saying “find it”. Once your dog has mastered that, hide the pet treats in another room. To set up the game, be sure your dog is out of sight. Gather some great-smelling pet treats that he loves. He will put his nose to work to find the hidden treats. You can determine how easy or difficult you want the treasure hunt game to be depending on where you decide to hide the treats. Be sure the place is safe for your dog to access and not likely to become damaged.
2.Teach new tricks
Anytime is a good time to teach your dog new trick! Now is the perfect opportunity to work on basic commands or teaching fun tricks, for example, balancing a pet treat on the nose or rolling over. Challenging your furry friend helps keeps him stimulated, and training can burn off a lot of the excess energy from being cooped up.
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Tug-of-war is another fun indoor game, and you only need a small open space to play a game of tug-of-war indoors with your dog! Allow several feet of open space around the play area and be sure there are no breakable or dangerous stuffs.
Who says fetch is only an outdoor game? Before you play fetch indoors, here are few things to consider. How big is your pet? Do you have breakable or dangerous items around? Is your floor slippery or carpeted?
If you have a large open space in your house, consider making it a play area. A place with a rug that won’t slide or a carpeted area is preferable. Be sure your dog has enough traction and won’t be crashing into walls or any of your furniture. You should try throwing the ball gently and only a short distance at first in order to see how it goes before you try going all-out. Indoor fetch is generally perfect for small breeds.
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5.Interactive games and toys
Interactive pet toys can provide hours of entertainment for your dog or cat. Interactive toys are great for sharpening your pet's mind while also rewarding him. These interactive pet toys usually involve hidden pet treats in an object, and your dog or cat needs to figure out how the toy works to get to the treats.
7.Do some basic grooming
Staying at home is the perfect opportunity to pamper your dog or cat. Your pet’s coat and paws can likely benefit from a warm bath complete with these best pet shampoos and conditioners. Depending on your pet’s preferences, you can pick and choose from a range of pet spa treatments, including a head-to-toe brushing session, a relaxing massage, and nail clipping.
Lists of pet grooming tools you need:
|Grooming Steps||Things to Take Note||Recommended Products for Dogs||Recommended Products for Cats|
|Cleaning pet's ears||
|Cutting a pet's nails||
||1.JW Pet Grooming Deluxe Nail Trimmer For Dogs||
8.Have an at-home pet photography session
It’s time to whip out the camera and snap some super-cute home pet photos! Make the experience fun for your pet and never put him in situations where he is uncomfortable. Be sure to take your photography in short bursts so your furry friend doesn’t get bored. You can also get your dog or cat dressed in adorable outfits and snapping cute portraits of her.
9.Smash those fitness goals
Although fitness and recreation centers are closed during MCO, you can get creative in and out of your home on ways to exercise. Man's best friend may also be man's best workout buddy! You can invite your pooch to your yoga mat, and your bond will hit a new level. Read this article to find out more about Doga!