Since the recent lockdowns across the globe, everyone is adapting to a new life indoors. Most people are working from home for the first time and trying out DIY activities to keep them entertained. But as it turns out, humans are not the only ones getting used to the no-going-out routine as these pups from England are on the same boat, too!
Eight-year-old Merlin and two-year-old Ripley are both used to going on two to three walks daily. However, when their hometown, Clacton-on-Sea, was recently put on lockdown, their walks were reduced to one.
This created a bit of mayhem for their 40-year-old fur mom, Joe Colling Nutkins, as she now has to deal with two furry pups with lots of energy to spare. Although she wouldn’t mind playing with them 24/7, her Myalgic Encephalitis prevents her from doing so.
The condition causes her fatigue and extreme pain when it goes unmanaged, so she needed to keep track of her physical activities. Thankfully, she thought of a brilliant idea to burn her pups’ energy and keep them entertained without taking a toll on her health.
That is where her DIY obstacle course came to play. She was meant to set up the course a long time ago, but being a dog trainer by day and a fur mom by night, she couldn’t find the time to do so. However, with the lockdown imposed, she had plenty of time to kill.
She set up the course in their backyard and used several items she uses in training dogs, too. Apart from the professional materials, she also got a little resourceful and utilized the items in the house, such as lawn chairs and boxes.
It was pretty safe to say that Ripley and Merlin loved the DIY course. They would often run around the yard for most of the day and keep themselves entertained. Watch them playing in their adorable obstacle course here.
Fun in the garden with the Back Garden Dog Olympics!!
Posted by Joe Colling Nutkins on Thursday, 9 April 2020
Courtesy of Joe Colling Nutkins