63.4 million households in the US own at least one dog.
Since the beginning of time, dogs have been mankind’s best friend. They’re loyal, adorable, and maybe even a bit smelly. We give them belly rubs, take them to the park, and spend way too much on food and toys for them to enjoy.
If you’re someone who’s new to owning a dog, they can be a bit intimidating at first. They’re easy to win over, but there are some key tips on how to love your dog.
Below is a quick guide on how to give your pup the love it deserves. Make sure to keep reading, and have a few treats ready to go!
Set Aside Quality Time for Your Dog
Ultimately, most dogs are big babies. They require nurturing and quality time. Spend time loving on your dog to create a strong bond.
Quality time looks different for every dog and human pair. It could be a swim in the pool or a belly rub in bed. To get your exercise in for the day, grab your dog’s leash and take him/her for a walk.
As you spend more time with your dog, they’ll learn to trust you more. You’ll also learn more about their positive reinforcements. This is all handy if you train your dog.
Encourage and Reward Your Dog
Just like little kids, dogs are constantly learning. Many times they’re great, but they can also get into some trouble. Reward your dog when it displays good behavior.
For example, every time your dog successfully uses the bathroom outside instead of on the carpet, give them a small treat. You can also give them a treat each time they follow verbal commands.
Remain stern with your dog. Don’t give in to their cute puppy dog eyes if they’re being naughty. Enforce rules and be consistent.
It’s also a great idea to treat your furry friend to a surprise every now and then. Surprise them with a new chew toy or bone! If you’re not sure what to get your pup, you can continue reading on petventuresbook.com.
Take Care of Your Furry Friend
It’s imperative to take all the steps necessary to guarantee your dog is healthy. This includes frequent vet visits, updated vaccines, and pet insurance.
Find a vet near you that you can trust. Chat with friends and family to see if they have any recommendations. It’s important to have someone to call if your pup gets sick or injured.
Even if your pup doesn’t appear to be sick, always keep an eye on your dog. They can’t verbally communicate how they feel so it’s our job to always watch out!
Celebrating Mankind’s Best Friend: How to Love Your Dog
Our dogs bring so much joy and excitement to our lives! It’s important to learn how to love your dog to create a strong, everlasting bond.
Loving your dog can be as simple as going for walks every day or surprising her/him with treats. Make sure you also build a relationship with a local vet in case your dog ever gets sick.
For more guides on pet care, check out the rest of our site. We have guides on everything from clipping your dog’s nails to selecting the best litter for your cat.