The key to your dog’s happiness is spending time with them and providing them with a healthy lifestyle. Add these daily activities to your routine to make and keep your dog happy.
Regular brushing not only makes your pooch look good, it also helps prevent skin allergies and improve the bond between you and your dog. Don’t forget to shower them with love, belly rubs and treats to make them feel happy and relaxed.
Make them feel like a king. Give them full attention while feeding them. Good quality food will promote your dog’s health and well-being. Attention and importance from your side will make them feel positive and comfortable.
Giving your pup new and interesting ways to get daily nutrition is far healthier as compared to giving them treats. Food puzzles are toys created to hide the food and your dog has to work his brains to get the food. These toys are great for keeping your dog’s mind stimulated. It is also a good way to utilize their energy and keep them physically and mentally fit.
Help your furry friends socialize
Keeping your dog at home all the time can be harmful to their emotional well-being. It can also create fear in their minds when they come in contact with other dogs and people. Here are a few things that you can do to make your dog more social:
- Take your dog for a walk daily to a dog park or set up plans with other dog owners so that your dog can interact with them.
- If your dog is anxious about going outside, introduce them to other dogs and dog owners by inviting them to your home. Then go out for a trip to the park together.
- Take your dog to different dog events and let them participate in different activities.
Train your dog
This will help to improve the bond between you and your pooch. It will also help in increasing mental stimulation of your dog and keep him entertained. If you are not sure about what type of training would be beneficial to your dog, consult a certified pet dog trainer.
Be calm and confident around your dog
Do not act uneasy or worried in front of your dog because you are the alpha in the eyes of your dog. It is important to establish a strong relationship with your dog early. If you act worried or unsure about things in front of your dog, it will make them feel nervous and anxious too. Remember that anxious dogs usually end up being aggressive.
Teach your dog a new trick
When you use positive reinforcement to teach a new trick to your dog, it becomes like a game for them. A dog sees this as an opportunity to please you and tries harder to master a new trick. This also helps your dog to stay mentally and physically fit. Also, mastering new tricks makes them feel happy.
Try to understand your dog’s language
We are well aware of the fact that dogs can’t speak. They can’t express their feelings like humans do, so to understand them we need to learn to read their body language. If they are wagging their tail, it means they feel happy. A low-hanging and wagging tail means fear or anxiety/anger. If you observe your dog closely at different situations, you can easily learn their body language.
We hope these tips will help you in keeping your dog happy. Feel free to share your personal tips and experiences in the comments below on how you made your dog feel happy.