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Adapting to Post-COVID Dog Behaviour: Tailoring Care at Tucked Inn


In the ever-evolving landscape of pet care, Tucked Inn remains steadfast in our commitment to providing exceptional accommodation for our four-legged guests.


As the world (still) grapples with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, our dedication to adapting to the changing needs of our guests has never been more crucial. Through extensive research and observation, we've gained valuable insights into the ways in which our pets have been affected by the pandemic, leading to significant shifts in their behaviour and the care they require.


In our continuous efforts to stay abreast of these changes, we've conducted comprehensive research to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the behaviours and well-being of our furry companions. What we've discovered is a landscape transformed—a new reality where dogs, both old friends and new arrivals alike, navigate a world fraught with uncertainty and change.


The findings from our research have illuminated the challenges facing our pets in the wake of the pandemic, highlighting the need for tailored care and support to address their evolving needs. From heightened stress levels to changes in routine and environment, our dogs have borne the brunt of these unprecedented times, necessitating a proactive approach to their care and well-being.


  1. Understanding the Dynamics of Post-COVID Dog Behaviour: The pandemic has ushered in a new era of canine behaviour, characterized by shifts in routine, heightened stress levels, and increased anxiety among dogs. Whether they've been staying with us for years or are visiting for the first time, dogs may exhibit a range of behaviours indicative of stress, including vocalization, destructiveness, and stress-induced bowel movements. At Tucked Inn, we recognize the importance of addressing these behaviours with compassion and expertise.

  2. Observations from Our Boarding Facility: In our day-to-day operations, we've observed a substantial uptick in stress behaviours among dogs, regardless of their length of stay with us. Both longtime guests and new arrivals may experience challenges adjusting to the post-COVID landscape, leading to behaviours such as chewing bedding and blankets or exhibiting stress-induced bowel movements. To address these concerns, we've implemented new strategies to provide additional support and comfort for all dogs in our care.

  3. Tailoring Care for Every Dog: At Tucked Inn, we understand that each dog is unique and may require personalized care to address their individual needs. Whether they're a familiar face or a newcomer to our facility, every dog receives the same level of attention and support from our dedicated staff. We work closely with pet owners to develop tailored care plans, incorporating long-lasting chew treats, vet-prescribed anti-anxiety medications, and vet-approved probiotics to promote gastrointestinal health.

As we continue to navigate the nuances of post-COVID dog behaviour at Tucked Inn, our commitment to excellence remains unwavering. Moving forward, we will be increasing our recommendations for clients to enhance their dog's stay with add-on purchases of long-lasting chew treats, reaching out to their veterinarian for prescription medications when needed, and considering additional enrichment and exercise activities to support their dog's well-being during their time with us.


Together, we'll work hand in paw to ensure that every dog's stay at Tucked Inn is nothing short of exceptional—a place where they can relax, thrive, and feel right at home.

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