Is there anything better than having a dog in your life? We don’t think so. They just bring so much to our lives, every single day. They’re there to pick us up when we’re down, they want to protect us, they bring us the newspaper (well, they can — no-one gets newspapers delivered anymore).
While it’s important to be thankful for all that your dog brings to your life, it’s also important to think about how you can make their life better. You should aim to give your dog the best life possible! In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few tried and tested methods for having a happy canine companion in your life.
Extra Long Walkies
Think about this: you’re out and about every day, going to work, meeting friends, and so on. Your dog is mostly at home. While you’ll know that you have to take him or her on a walk a couple of times a day, that is only the minimum. If you want to make your dog extra happy (and fit), then look at going on a longer adventure when you have time. There’s much to love about exploring a local state park for a few hours on a Saturday morning. While you’re out there, you’ll find that your dog is absolutely loving life.
You’ll hope that your dog always feels good. But that won’t always be the case. From time to time, there’ll be issues that require a little bit of help. It could be that they have muscle soreness or troubled skin, in which case a product like dog balm from Pet-Ness will help. Other issues might require more sophisticated help. A regular trip to the vet will help to identify any issues they have early on. The vet will be able to recommend treatment solutions that’ll help your pet. As well as taking care of issues as and when they arise, remember that a good diet will be the foundation of your dog’s health, so be sure to feed them well.
Part of the Gang
Dogs are pack animals. If they don’t feel a part of the gang, then they’ll struggle to be as happy as they could be. So make an extra effort to include your dog in your family activities. If you’re all getting together a movie night, then make sure there’s a space for your dog on the couch. They might not love the movie you’re watching, but they’ll for sure enjoy being around the people who are most important to them.
Time With Fellow Dogs
Your dog is going to love spending time with you. But you might find that you can’t be everything to your dog. After all, your pet can’t be everything to you; you’ll also have your human friends! If your dog enjoys being around other dogs, then make an effort to visit a dog park regularly. This will allow your dog to make friends and have fun playing with their distant cousins.