There are many ways to keep your dog happy. From learning ways to keep them physically active and mentally stimulated to feeling like they’re part of the family, we’re going to tell you all of the simple ways to keep your dog happy.
Make sure your dog is visiting the vets annually with other visits as necessary to ensure that you’re able to keep their health in check. Dogs will need a variety of shots and other annual checks to make sure their weight, heart, and body is aging appropriately.
Stimulate Dog’s Mind
Make sure you have plenty of toys around to stimulate your dog’s mind as you continue to have a home with a canine friend. This will include toys that are fun, engaging, and tricky treat-like toys that require your dog to figure out how to get their treat out of a tube or other contraption.
Give Lots of Love
Don’t underestimate the value of hugs and kisses that you give your dog. You’ll know if your dog loves hugs and kisses. Dogs show their feelings much like human beings do, with a big smile and running to you to greet you.
Your dog will need shade for the great outdoor days including shelter from the rain or snow. This means having a dog house and tree in the backyard where you may let your dog roam free. Dogs need to have adequate shelter to stay protected from the elements.
Know Your Dog Breed
Lastly, be sure to know what your dog breed enjoys doing. Some dog breeds enjoy being outdoors more than inside. Other dog breeds need to herd. Then other dogs need to have a purpose each day to feel happy. Be sure to know what your dog breed enjoys and provide them with ample opportunities to live a life that feels fulfilling for their specific breed.
You’ll know if you’re raising a happy and healthy dog because their tail will wag and their big smiles will greet you nearly every time you enter the home. We hope that these tips help you live a better life with a happier dog by your side!