You wouldn’t bring home a dog for no reason. For sure, you are a longing furparent who wants to care for a pooch and make him a part of the family. Having a pet is one of the best things in life and there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to keep them happy and healthy. After all, dogs in return, help us feel treasured and joyful. They are our life’s booster and a constant companion. Hence, the next question may be, what do you do to take care and show them your love? Learn some ways to improve the quality of your dog’s life and to make sure they understand the love you give them.
Eye contact. Gaze into his eyes and take a quiet moment to speak softly to him while petting him. This, in his view, is a loving display of affection. Rubbing their ears makes them so high. Their ears are full of nerve endings that send impulses all throughout their body which triggers the release of endorphins. These hormones act as their natural drugs and make them feel loved. Ear rubs will surely melt them into a ball of doggy happiness.
Jump up the exercise meter. Dogs are a sucker for activities like walking and running. They adore physical activities. Take them for extra walks, hike or run and make sure to be with them to bond. Make them enjoy a safe off-leash run, that counts as an enjoyable time for him.
Have fun together. Just like in humans, quality time truly matters. Spend some time each day doing something that your dog enjoys. You may want to teach him a new trick or practice the ones he already knows. Go out to your backyard and try a game of frisbee or fetch, not only will your dog feel loved, but this serves as an exercise as well, which will actually keep you both healthy.
Feeding them by hand. This is highly recommended, especially with puppies. It shows your dog and makes them understand that you are the food provider and helps reduce food aggression in them. But more importantly, feeding them by hand is an intimate experience and creates a strong bond. When your pup is growing older, the need to stop feeding by hand becomes existent. But you can still continue offering treats during training because they will feel appreciated and loved. Positive reinforcement during training, like presenting them with their favorite forms of motivation, could be food or praises, ensures them that you provide the things they love the most. They will feel that when they work for you and make you happy, your rewards will make them happy too, in return.
Snuggle, cuddle. Dogs love cuddling. An ultimate display of your trust and affection to them is when you allow them to sleep with you. Each day, take few extra minutes to cuddle. Make sure to see the signs when they wanted a dog hug. Notice when they press up against the back of your legs while busy in the kitchen. Catch that signal and lean on them. This is their way to show affection and wanted something in return, of course.
A dog’s love is pure and truly loyal. Show them how much they are loved. There is nothing more fulfilling than to keep a healthy and happy relationship with your pooch. After all, they deserve all the love in this world too. ♥