Ease the Lockdown Blues with Ibiyaya

Hey there, how are you holding up? During the COVID-19 lockdown, your cuddly friends may also miss their furry friends in the neighborhood. Animals are curious beings. Just like you, staying indoors 24/7 may cause them anxiety and restlessness. Given this, a quick stroll outdoors may be called for once in a while.

However, pets tend to go to other pets when they see each other on the street. During a lockdown, that may not be a smart move. While there is still no evidence that pets can spread the coronavirus to people to date, it’s always better to go on the safe side.

At a special time like this, you can get a little help from pet strollers.  You no longer need to worry about getting too close to other people and pets. Here are some activities you can enjoy outside with your fur baby in a stroller granted that you are not on strict lockdown:

  • Explore the outdoors with your senior or sick The Hercules Heavy-duty stroller and Gentle Giant Pet Wagon are perfect for big dogs who no longer have the same physique or energy to run around like they used to. Every paw deserves a breath of fresh air.

Top-of-the-line heavy-duty strollers can help families with aging or injured pets continue on with their daily lives. (In photo: Ibiyaya’s Hercules Heavy-duty Pet Stroller)
With products specifically designed for bigger pets, transportation is no longer too much to handle. (In photo: Ibiyaya’s Gentle Giant Pet Wagon)
  • Jog with your fur-iend. The Turbo Pet Jogger has air-filled tires, making it the perfect choice for outdoor exercises over terrains of all kinds. Physical fitness is another way to fight the crisis after all.

Pet strollers can help temper you and your fur baby’s cabin fever (In photo: Ibiyaya’s Turbo Pet Jogger in Berry Black)
  • Enjoy a bike ride with your pet. The Happy Bicycle Pet Trailer/Stroller allows fur parents to hook the pet pram onto their bicycle for all pets who are craving the zoomies. Share the adrenaline rush!

Gone are the days of choosing between enjoying a bike ride or jogging with your fur friend. (In photo: Ibiyaya’s Happy Bicycle Pet Trailer/Stroller in Red)
  • Take multiple pets out at once. With the Double Decker Pet Bus or the Elegant Retro I, you no longer have to choose which fur baby will get to see the great outdoors. Why let just one tag along when you can bring them all, right?

Go next-level paw parent by bringing all of your fur friends along. (In photo: Ibiyaya’s Double-decker Pet Bus in Red Violet)
Heavy-duty doesn’t always mean ginormous and ugly; sometimes, it means looking perfect and adorable in a stylish stroller. (In photo: Ibiyaya’s Elegant Retro I in Apple Green)
  • Take your furry friend along with you, even in public transportation. The 5-in-1 EVA Pet Carrier/Stroller offers versatility and comfort in whichever way you choose to travel, offering five awesome ways to carry your adorable best friend. Just be sure to practice social distancing, okay?

Multi-function pet items ensure that you get convenience and a bang for your buck. (In photo: Ibiyaya’s 5-in-1 EVA Pet Carrier/Stroller)

Ibiyaya is all about letting you enjoy precious time with your pets during the lockdown but it also values your safety. With Ibiyaya, the lockdown can be made even just a tiny bit more enjoyable.

Out-of-the-Ordinary Activities to Share with Your Dog

If agility competitions with your dog aren’t your cup of tea, there are still plenty of fun things you and your canine companion can do together. Check out some of these other activities people everywhere are doing with their dogs:

Dog Scootering

Dog scottering
Dog Scootering, a great exercise for large breed dogs. Fur baby goes: “Sir/Madam, do you want to go for a ride?”

Dog scootering

Dog scootering is one of several spin offs of the winter sport of mushing. Instead of pulling a sled, the dog runs, pulling a scooter (ridden, of course, by its owner). It’s perfect for the more athletic breeds of dogs – like Border Collies or Australian Shepherds – whose need for exercise can sometimes outstrip their owners’ stamina. But since scooter wheels offer little resistance, even smaller dogs can participate – especially if you have more than one. Just don’t forget to bring along a stroller or pet carrier in the event that your small dog tires out before you get back to where you started! If you want to give it a try, you can find a sled dog harness at a pet store or online.

Musical freestyle

Dance with Music.

I didn’t even know this sport existed, but it’s been around since at 1991. Musical freestyle is like a combination of obedience work and dancing. Each handler choreographs a routine for himself and his dog to perform to music. “Freestyle” means that just about anything goes for the dog’s movements, but, if you want to be competitive, they do have to be more difficult than simple heeling – things like circling or walking backwards (or maybe pushing a pet stroller).  

Treibball

treibball  

I am going to show you how to play with these balls.

Like many canine sports, treibball sprang from a real-life dog “job:” herding. With treiball, however, the dogs herd balls instead of animals. The dog’s role is to push a series of balls through a goal, while the handler uses commands and gestures to tell the dog which ball to work next. This is a great outlet for the herding instinct that is such a strong drive in shepherds and some other breeds. The sport is most popular in Europe, but you can learn more about opportunities within the U.S. here.

Dock jumping

Dock jumping

dock jumping is like the broad jump for dogs, but with water thrown in to give the sport a little more oomph. Dogs race down a dock and leap off the end into the water, going for height or distance. It’s a great outlet for retrievers and other dogs who love playing around in the water.

Flyball

Flyball
Flyball, a dog sport competition.

When I first heard of flyball, I thought of all the cute dogs I’ve seen leaping up to catch a Frisbee, but it’s actually a lot more complex than that. Flyball is a relay race, typically involving teams of four dogs each. The dogs run through an obstacle course, hit a target to release a ball, grab the ball, and race back to the finish line. There’s actually a lot of skill involved – for instance, you want your dog to jump high enough to clear the hurdle, but not so high that it wastes precious seconds. And, while speed is important, each race is made up of dogs of similar size and speed, so even the smallest dogs can participate.

You and your dog are definitely not limited to walk around the neighborhood and cuddle in front of the TV. If you’re looking for a new activity that you can do together, why not give one of these a try?

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