Man and dog have always been friends. Most people love dogs. But, few of the dog fans 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 various ways you can tell if your puppy is happy. A wag of the tail is a clear sign of your dog’s happiness. 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 a number of things you can do to keep your dog happy. Some of them are discussed below.
First, make sure you give your dog treats regularly. Dogs adore treats. There are many types of snacks in shops for your dog. It is important to consult your vet on what treats are best to give to your dog depending on factors such as its age, the composition of the treats, among other factors. This will help to protect the dog against ingesting harmful or unhealthy treats.
Taking regular walks is another thing dogs love. It is very important to take your dog for a walk at least once per day especially for the bigger and more active dogs. Every dog needs a walk not only as a treat but also for their health. It helps them understand the external environment as well as meet other dogs and other creatures. Make sure you take walks to different areas so that they may be exposed to a wide selection of scents, sounds and sights of the external environment.
Dogs also enjoy playing with their humans. There are different toys you can buy to make sure 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 suggested to take your dog to dog parks particularly for city dwellers so as to get more playing area and also so that your dog can meet and play with other dogs.
Dogs also need to be groomed. 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 give your dog the occasional bath or take it to a professional dog grooming shop. If you choose to wash your dog remember to use dog shampoo as opposed to human shampoo which may have harmful chemicals that may irritate your pet’s sensitive skin.