Lessons Learned from Years with Animals

How to Keep Your Dog Happy

Man and dog have always been friends. Many people love dogs. However, few of the dog lovers actually own one. This is because having a dog comes with a great deal of responsibilities in order to keep them happy and healthy. There are many ways you can tell if your dog is happy. The most common way a dog shows it is happy is by wagging its tail. There are a whole lot of other methods you can tell if your dog is happy for instance if it sleeping patterns, the level of playfulness, the reactions it has when it sees you among other tells. There are plenty of things you can do to please your dog. Some of them are discussed below.

The first thing you need to do is feed the dog treats. Dogs love treats. There are many different snacks in shops for your dog. It is advisable to get advice from your dog’s vet on what types of treats are best for your dog depending on factors like the dog’s age, the type of the treats, among other factors. This will help to prevent giving the dog treats which may be harmful to it’s health.

Another thing dogs love is taking a walk. It is advisable to take the dog for a walk at least once daily especially for the larger and more active breeds. Every dog requires a walk not only as for fun but also because of their health. It helps them understand the outside world as well as see other dogs and other animals. It’s advisable to go to different places so that they may be exposed to a wide range of smells, sounds and sights of the outside world.

Dogs also love playing with their owners. There are a number of toys you can purchase to ensure you and your pet have an excellent playing time. Playing with the dog helps in fostering its mental and physical health in addition to strengthening the bond between you and your furry friend. It is recommended to take your dog to dog parks especially for city dwellers in order to have more playing space and so that your dog can play with other dogs.

Dogs also need grooming. Grooming is very important especially for hairy dogs in order to get rid of dirt or even fleas which may be hidden in the hair. You can wash your dog yourself or take it to professional dog grooming places. If you decide to wash your dog make sure you use dog shampoo and not human shampoo which might have dangerous chemicals that may irritate the dog’s skin.