We can’t think of a better way to weekend in late winter than Netflix and chill with your pup. (This is ultimately where we all want to be, right?) Make those nights even more relaxing and get you a dog blanket for your couch so your bestie can stay cozy by your side, and your couch can stay looking how you want. It’s treated to repel water and oils, and is 100% anti-microbial, so it won’t ever smell like an old dog blanket. Hang and be cozy, worry-free.
Watch these Netflix gems with your dog beside you this winter, and relax into a routine that’s calming and reassuring for your pup – especially if he misses you during the day.
This Is Us (2016)
This heartwarming and binge-worthy show (it’s also on Netflix) will make you want to bring your clan closer and love them up harder. The masterfully weaved generational story and cast of loveable characters (Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore as young parents in the 1980s) bring all the emotional drama and heartache. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll never sleep with a crockpot on again.
Planet Earth 2 (2016)
This BBC nature documentary series is both relaxing and pretty riveting to watch (and maybe not just for you – USA Today writes ‘(dogs) can chill out in front of a TV screen that shows continuous three-to-five-minute videos of “relaxing” content like landscapes’). Unwind from your day and escape into jungles, deserts, grasslands, and mountain ranges. This is one for when you’ve had enough of humans.
The quintessential shows for besties, of course. Even after all these years (the first episode aired back in 1994, and ran until 2004), this cast of characters is still golden. Episodes are basically 20 minutes mood-boosters. For a nightly Netflix and chill with pup session, it’s just right.
Chef’s Table (2017)
For when you don’t necessarily want to follow a story (or if you’re distracted by playing with your pup), but still want to immerse yourself in a new world. Each 50 minute episode profiles one world-renowned chef from across the globe and their day-to-day work. It’s a sensory experience. Will induce cravings.
Hidden Kingdoms (2014)
Step into the worlds of the tiniest animals on earth – baby elephant shrews, marmosets, rhinoceros beetles, North American chipmunks, and see through their eyes. Incredibly artful cinematography (and obscene cute factor) make this mini-series a trip to watch. It’ll leave you with an even greater sense of empathy for the smallest beings among us, and it could also help expose pup to big sounds like cars, thunderstorms, etc.