Daylight savings is a stressful period for everyone including your furry friend. Here are a few easy tips to help with their transition.
1. Set your lights on a timer
With daylight savings evening comes earlier. Being the hard working adult you are, you may not be able to get home by 6pm when the sun goes down. Don’t be the human who leaves your dog in the dark. Plug your living room lamp into a timer (you can use your outdoor Christmas lights one) and set it to turn on for 5:30pm. This will give your pup light inside before it gets too dark outside.
2. Stick to your feeding times
A hungry dog is a vocal dog but don’t give in. Don’t let the puppy eyes convince you it is time to eat. Force the adjustment and you’ll be set the rest of winter; give in now and prepare for 5pm dinners the rest of your life. If you have a picky eater then the extra hour will ensure a member of the clean bowl club.
3. Cuddle up when your pup falls asleep early
Your furry friend won’t understand why it’s dark earlier or why he’s so sleepy. He, and the rest of the world, think we’re crazy! I can guarantee that your little buddy will be zonked out early. Be sure to grab some free cuddles before your evening walk and the cold night air riles him up again. This show of love and support will help him through this sleep adjustment.
Have tips of your own? Share them in the comments below!