Our pets have seemingly irrational fears and anxieties just like we do (clowns, anyone?).
Obviously, you don’t want to upset your pup every time you do a load of laundry, but living in filth isn’t workable either — unless you’re in college. So how do you get your dog and your washer/dryer to live in peace and harmony?
While we can’t force our dogs to be BFFs with household appliances, you can help them build positive associations with the spin cycle. Praise your pup and speak to her in a happy tone of voice every time you start a load. You can help ease her stress with a snug DIY wrap.
If she is hesitant to go near the contraption, try feeding her in an adjoining room and, over time, move her food bowl closer and closer to the action. Special treats, like a piece of cheese, or a favorite toy that she only gets during laundry day, can work wonders, too.