I have a 9 y/o female greyhound named Charming. She is fairly set in her ways at this point, especially with her morning routine. But starting Monday morning we will have a crew start work on a complete renovation of our kitchen. I will have to make sure that Charming is upstairs during the time they are working (my 22 y/o son will be home to take care of her, as he takes online classes). They are supposed to arrive between 7 and 7:30, so right during her morning walk time, but then she comes back and normally would have breakfast in the kitchen. I'm thinking I will need to lure her upstairs and she will have to eat up there and then turn her over to my son before I leave for work. I'm going to block off the stairs completely and hopefully she will be content to hang out in my son's room, but at least this will give her the option of using other upstairs rooms. (She sometimes likes to sleep in my room depending on where the sun is coming in.)
Any other suggestions to help her get through this highly disruptive time? I'm a bit worried I will have a hard time getting her to go upstairs with all the activity and fun, new people to meet/pester. She loves everybody! Even her bio when we adopted her 7 years ago said: "She wants to be where the people are." So that is what I will be dealing with. Thanks in advance for any help.