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Dogs taught important lesson by work-from-home mum during lockdown

A pair of adorable pooches had to attend an extra training session to stop them from distracting their dog-mum while she works from home during the coronavirus lockdown.

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 06/05/2020, 09:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:28

Sally and Bling are two Golden Retrievers. And like all Retrievers, they love two things more than anything else in the world: playing and their favourite humans.

All play and no work

So when their dog mum, Rochelle Andonian, started working from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the pooches were over the moon. After all, it meant spending even more time with their number one person.

But pooches like this are all play and no work, and they didn't quite understand that mum had other responsibilities aside from dishing out treats and belly rubs.

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Speaking to The Dodo, Rochelle said:

"Now that I'm at home, they are constantly coming into my office and putting tennis balls on my lap or laying their head on my chair to be petted."

So Rochelle decided it was time for some homeschooling! She gave the pups a lesson in workplace etiquette, which includes no barking while mum is on the phone.

Did it work?

Professional pooches

Well, according to Rochelle, the pups are now conducting themselves in a much more professional manner during working hours.

But will this good behaviour last for the rest of the lockdown? We'll have to wait and see!