Everyone in U.S., with the exception of Arizona and Hawaii, sets clocks forward one hour at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of each March, and back one hour in the fall. As a result, the coffee flows extra strong in the spring as our bodies try to adjust. Well, guess what? You’re own response to time change will directly impact your fur-kid.
You’re probably noticing that your dog doesn’t care a bit about your discomfort or the time change. For example: if 6:00 a.m. is normal breakfast time, but the clock goes back an hour for Daylight Savings time….breakfast is now being demanded at 5:00 a.m. Ugh.
The key to help your fur-kids through time change is to have a routine and stick to it. Fur-kids are creatures of habit more so than a slave to time. They generally love routines. Feed your dog, let your dog outside and put him to sleep at the regular time year round. You may get a weird stare as if to say “mummah, I’m not ready for sleep yet!”. Don’t give in to those cute, quizzical stares.
Adjusting to a schedule means more, and better sleep for both of you. And cuddling with your bestie fur-buddy for an hour longer under the covers is a good thing, right?