Enjoy your dog
Enjoy your dog
Regardless of what kind of dog you have – big, little, smooth haired,
shaggy, fast, slow, playful or dignified – dogs make wonderful companions.
Enjoy him and remember he needs plenty of love, attention, and petting
to be happy!
Scratch your dog’s belly often!
Set aside time each day for play sessions. Apart from the obvious
benefit of having fun together, play also provides an outlet for
your dog’s energy.
Take your dog on frequent walks. He will enjoy exploring the neighborhood
and will benefit from the exercise. Make sure that you have a good
strong leash and that you maintain control of him at all times.
Talk to your dog – he might understand all of your words, but he
will enjoy the sound of your voice. Talking to your dog will make
him feel involved.
Your dog will always appreciate a treat, and treats can be used
as a supplement to his regular diet, as well as an excellent training
Your dog will love you no matter what. Return the favor.
Keep your dog entertained by rotating his toys. Put old toys out
of sight for a month or two and then bring them out again – your
dog will enjoy them just as much as when they were new.
Always remember you are the center of your dog’s world. Pet him,
talk to him, play with him, and laugh with him. Let your dog know
you value his company even when you’re tired after a long day at
work. He’s spent the day anxiously awaiting your return. Reward
that loyalty with your time. Let your dog know you value his company.
Try leaving the radio or television on when you leave your dog
alone. The noise will keep him company.
Include your dog in family activities. Take him to the park or
on outings to the beach, or to special activities. Your dog will
love being out and about with you. A socialized dog is a happy dog!
Dogs love to be petted, and gives you time to be close and bond
with him. It will also relax you.
Your dog’s tail is a barometer of his emotions. Do what you can
to keep it happily wagging.
Dogs can add another element of fun to a family vacation. Check
ahead for lodging that accepts dogs. If flying, ask about travel
accommodations for your dog when you make your reservations.
Your dog will want to be with you at all times, however for most
people that isn’t possible. Help your dog get used to being alone.
Leave him each day with a minimum of fuss. When you come home just
greet him calmly. This will teach him that your leaving is not something
to be concerned about.
Give your dog a kiss, and see how many you get in return. Smile
at your dog!
Dogs are pack animals by nature and generally enjoy the company
of other dogs. Your dog may benefit greatly from having a companion
to play with. Be as conscientious about getting a second or third
dog as you were about getting the first – multiple dog ownership
isn’t for everyone, and some dogs do better as an only dog.
You aren’t a dog owner just at Christmas, on the weekends, in the
afternoon, or when you have spare time. You aren’t a dog owner just
when the dog is behaving, when he’s a cute furry puppy, or when
he’s winning awards. When you bring a dog into your family, that
dog is yours for life. Your dog’s life depends on you.
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