If I say dog mom guilt, do you know what I mean?
A friend of mine, who has two children, once told me she feels constant guilt of not spending enough quality and fun time with her girls because of schedules, to do lists and all the other demands of everyday life.
Well, I don’t have kids but when adopting our dogs I was surprised to be able to relate to what she said (just switch the word kids with dogs, ha!).
I’m not talking about the daily routines; we do go on walks every morning, afternoon and evening for example, but the things that would enrich their lives aside from sniffing the bushes in the neighborhood and on the trail.
My greyhound girl is quite content as long as there is a dog bed available. My Shepherd girl however, needs more activity and mental stimulation or she gets restless, she barks for no particular reason or starts harassing her dog sister.
Today I want to share with you an interview I had with Susan Frank (see some quick facts about her below).
Susan is providing some great practical tips for how we can activate our dogs and enrich their lives even when things are busy.
I hope you will find the interview as interesting as I did.
Listen in on our conversation by clicking on the video below.
Some quick facts about Susan Frank
Susan is the host of Raising Your Paws Podcast – Easy tips and practical solutions for caring for the four-legged members of your family
She’s the past host of the Wild About Pets Radio Show.
She worked as the Volunteer Coordinator at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois.
She also worked for the National Park Service and at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History.
You’ll find Susan at www.raisingyourpaws.com and on the Raising Your Paws podcast.
Want more tips for how to handle a busy life? Check out the interview I did with J Nichole Smith: From Stress to Self-Care, by clicking here.