Mindfulness and your dog

mindfulnessThis month we have been thinking about ways we could be more mindful with our dogs. Technology has become so much a part of our lives, that it is hard to switch off. The time we used to spend just walking our dogs in the morning or evening has turned into a multitasking opportunity for checking emails, returning phone calls, and scanning social media, while trying not to trip over the leash.

This month, we wondered if it was time to switch off, and be present, not just in our world, but in our dogs’ world. The wonderful thing about dogs is that they are so naturally mindful. Every walk is a new walk, even if they have been on it a thousand times. Every time you come home is the best time, although you’ve only been gone for eight hours or eight minutes.

If you’re trying to think of some mindful activities, think about playing some Dognition games. Many of you might be stuck halfway, or in between subscription games. Set aside 20 minutes some time this week. Not to get through the profile or catch up to anything – just because your dog will love playing them, and love playing them with you. After all, there are treats involved!