Have you ever wondered how to make your dog happy?
Dogs are naturally happy creatures. After all, that’s one of the reasons why we love them so much.
No matter how bad our day was, we know we can come home to our loyal companion who will be over the moon to see us. Even if we sometimes take our frustrations out on our canine companions, they never leave our side.
They stand ready to lick away our tears. Chances are if you consider one of these precious pups your fur baby, you have wondered if you make them as happy as they make you.
While dogs are naturally overjoyed, there are some things you can do to really show them how much you care.
Dogs do so much for us. It’s the least we can do.
Keep reading for some creative ideas to make your dog happy.
How to Make Your Dog Happy
The easiest way to make your dog happy and keep them healthy is to make sure you are meeting all of their basic needs.
This includes feeding them a high-quality diet, getting them groomed regularly, playing with them, and being a good pet parent. www.dope.dog has some great products to help you meet your dog’s basic needs.
Since you already know the basics, let’s dive into some unique and interesting ways to take your dog’s happiness to the next level.
Open Your Windows
Unfortunately, we can not take our dogs everywhere we go.
Chances are, they will miss us the entire time we are gone. Giving them something to do will help them pass the time and keep their minds occupied.
Consider opening your windows and letting your pooch take in the sights and smells of the great outdoors. Don’t forget to put the screens in your windows first so your furry friend doesn’t run away.
Put on a Video
Dogs love watching videos on YouTube, whether the videos are of other dogs, cats, or just a beautiful field.
Keep your dog entertained and occupied by putting on some videos for him or her. Look for playlists designed for dogs.
If you have cable, check to see if you have a dog tv channel. While you are gone or otherwise preoccupied, leave your dog with a screen to make them happy.
Say I Love You
Dogs live to make us happy. It is what they were bred to do.
Nothing will make them happier than hearing how happy they are making you. Dogs love being complimented just as much as humans do.
They are experts at reading body language and facial expressions and can sense positive vibes.
Whenever your dog does something that makes you happy, praise him or her. Not only will this reinforce good behavior, but your pup will feed extra loved.
Did Someone Say Spa Day?
Many grooming salons are hopping on the luxurious doggy spa day trend, but you don’t have to break the bank to give your pup some TLC.
Consider giving your pup a spa day at home. Not all dogs like being bathed or brushed, but there’s probably some part of the grooming process that yours enjoys.
If your pup is a bit of a diva then you know they will be all over this.
Play Interactive Games
Playing with your dog should be interactive.
While most dogs love their toys, they would be even happier playing with you. Dogs get more exhausted from using their brains than they do their bodies.
An easy way to tire out your pup while having a blast is to host a game of hide and seek. You can either hide yourself or your dog’s favorite treats.
Have your dog stay while you hide and then use a release command to signal to your pup that the game is on. Dogs love to use their nose and this will sharpen their tracking skills as well.
Make Your Dog Feel Important
Most dog breeds were created to serve a working purpose.
While your cuddly lap dog might not be in the sporting group, he or she still wants to make you proud by showing off his or her skills.
The best way to give your pup a chance to shine? Give him or her a job.
This could be something as simple having your pup carry their own treats in a tiny backpack or as complicated as training them to fetch the newspaper every morning.
Take Your Pup Shopping
Next time your pup needs a new toy, considering taking him or her to the pet store to choose one.
Visiting pet stores and dog-friendly stores allows your dog to socialize and experience a wide variety of sounds, sights, and smells.
Regularly getting your dog a new collar and bow tie is another great way to make them feel special. After all, dogs wear their collars all of the time.
Getting a new one will make them feel fancy and will allow them to experience a different feeling from a new collar.
More Tips for Pet Parents
These are just a few ideas on how to make your dog happy.
Remember, your dog can feel how much you love them. These small gestures will take things to the next level and show your furry friend just how much you really care.
For more tips for pet parents check out the happiness section of our blog.