April 22, 2021
Ever heard of a sad dog? I bet you haven’t. This is because dogs are naturally happy animals who find a way to have fun every chance they get. Now, this doesn’t mean there are no ways to make your dog happy. After spending a bit of time with your pup, you would have picked up on certain activities that get Lily giddy with excitement. In addition to these activities, here are 5 tips to keep your dog happy:
It goes without saying that a healthy pup is a happy pup. Only a healthy pup has sufficient nervous energy to dash around with reckless abandon. In addition to regular checkups, proper nutrition is an essential aspect of keeping your pup in sound health. Don’t just pick food off the shelf, get recommendations from your veterinarian. Be sure that other healthy habits like regular exercise and adequate grooming are not left out either.
More than anything in the world, all Lily wants to do is play catch and fetch and run around the backyard with her ‘hooman’. Playtime with your dog helps them get physical exercise which is required for stimulation, and of course, you get to have fun and relax too. It doesn’t have to be outdoors fun only, you could play hide and seek within the house, unleash the tracker in them! Read to Lily, dance around the house with her, you would definitely see her eyes shining with excitement.
No, it doesn’t have to be a planned road trip. It could be a quick drive to the mall or the drive-through. He would definitely love riding shotgun and make sure you let the window down a bit so that he gets the breeze in his face. You can almost picture him with his tongue hanging out, face pressed against the window watching the shrubbery fly by and the occasional bird takes flight. If this sounds like such a great pastime to you, then it definitely is for Max too! By the way, ensure he’s well secured in his seat.
That strong loving bond that you form with your pup is one of the greatest rewards that having a dog gets you. Dogs love physical contact; cuddling, belly rubs, petting, forehead kisses, they love all of it. So, if you want your pup to be happy, then you have to show them that they are loved a whole lot. This helps build a stronger emotional connection with you, maintains their emotional intelligence, and helps them remain friends and sociable.
You want to give out treats from time to time, particularly to reinforce good behavior. And at other times, treat your dog just because. Treats,outside of mealtimes,are bound to make them ecstatic. And of course, be sure to share in moderation and ensure they are healthy treats. They could even be homemade, so you save some money in the process.