social distancing for dogs

Social Distancing Your Dogs

This whole coronavirus pandemic has led us to start this here blog for dog owners, so naturally we’re digesting as much content as humanly possible with this down time to make sure we are reporting on every relevant topic as it’s related to our beloved pets.  Today we’re reacting to a piece first published in the Washington Post about the importance of talking to your dog about social distancing.I read the title and had to think “talk to my dog?”  More like “talk at my dog.”  Sometimes little Snoop listens, and other times he just wags his tail and waits for his treat to come or for me to take him outside for a walk.  I know there are dog owners who have their pets trained very diligently, but that isn’t the case with me and Snoop Dog, or even his very obedient sister, Cookie.

Talking to Your Dog About Social Distancing

The article jokes about having “the talk.”  After digesting the content, I very quickly noticed that it was written as a satirical piece to get people to laugh.  Certainly, if anyone can appreciate a good belly laugh in this time of despair, it’s me.  I’m slaving away at writing a blog trying to help pet owners become as informed as humanly possible to products and services that will help them in the years to follow.  Me, I’m just a curator of content who is looking at every piece written in the news about dogs and studying products on Amazon that my little guys would love to have at home. I’m using this time as education, and putting all my thoughts I gather on this here blog.

The first time I told Snoop he had to keep distance, he yanked back on the leash so hard he almost severed his poor little neck!

Snoop knows a few commands that were rather easy to teach him given the guides I found online and wrote in my easier to digest words.  Stuff like:

However, “keep six feet away” from other dogs is something he hasn’t grasped yet.  Since we’ve been under a near quarantine here in lovely South Florida, he hasn’t had the attention he usually gets thanks to the many visitors we get to our house or the multiple deliveries we get daily. He’s confined to his walks, and he wants to do just about anything other than social distancing!

In all seriousness, it’s a hard time to take the dogs for a walk.  They simply don’t understand the world pandemic we are going through.  There isn’t an easy way to walk a dog and keep distance from others, but as someone who is always on a quest for knowledge, please share any tips you’ve found helpful below in the comment section.

Stay safe, everyone.


Tim Schmidt


Tim is a Florida based Entrepreneur and Author. When he's not busy chasing around his 14 year old, he's caring for Snoop and Cookie. This blog is his outlet to help dumb down the often demanding journey of caring for dogs and help others.

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