If you are a loving, responsible dog owner, then we are sure you will want to do your very best to keep your dog happy and healthy.
Of course, no one is perfect. It is impossible for any of us to be able to keep our dog perfectly happy all the time.
But it should still be possible for us to keep our four-legged friends happy most of the time, under normal circumstances. We think this is a good goal to aim for as a dog owner.
So please check out this list of ways to keep your dog happy, and hopefully, it might give you a few new ideas.
If you have any suggestions of your own, we would love to hear them. Please add your suggestions using the comments section right at the very bottom of this page. 🙂
Table of Contents
- Lots of Walks and Exercise
- A Comfy Bed
- Interactive Dog Bowls
- Some Basic Discipline
- Lots of Attention
- Time Outdoors
- Plenty of Cuddles
- Doggy Face Time!
- A Comfortable Cage
- Lots of Playing Fetch!
Lots of Walks and Exercise
We all know that exercise is good for a dog’s health. But it is important to remember the regular exercise can keep a dog happy as well.
If dogs don’t get regular exercising, they can get anxious, destructive, or even aggressive.
A great way to tire your dogs out nice and fast is with a new fetch toy that flies.
A Comfy Bed
While a dog will sleep on a cold hard floor, they are much happier on a soft, warm, comfortable bed.
To be honest, lots of dog beds for sale are not of great quality, so we have written some helpful articles about them on this site
- Click here to read reviews of dog beds for dogs that chew.
- Or here to read about easy to clean dog beds.
- Or check this one out for great advice on dog beds for older dogs.
Interactive Dog Bowls
Interactive dog bowls and feeders are a really great idea. They make the dog work a bit to get their meals or treats.
They have lots of benefits. They make the dog slow down when eating.
They help control weight with overweight dogs, and they also keep the dog engaged and occupied, which is really healthy.
Some Basic Discipline
Dogs are much happier when they know the rules. The owner needs to be in charge, and the dog needs to know what to do and not to do.
Making sure that your dog has some basic discipline will allow the dog to relax because it has some boundaries.
It might sound counter-intuitive, but it’s actually very true.
By the way, if you have a dog exhibiting canine anxiety separation, you should check out this book.
Lots of Attention
Most dogs really need a lot of time with their owners.
Dogs like humans are social animals, and if they are on their own too much, they can become depressed or anxious.
It is essential for your dog that you give them as much attention as possible.
Of course, what would be even better is having two or more pet dogs, then they can keep each other company.
Not just going for walks but also just being outside is really good for dogs.
If you have a garden, that’s great, but if not, if you can hang out in a local park, your dog will be much happier for it.
If you ever worry about losing your dog while outdoor, then you should check out these powerful dog tracking devices.
Plenty of Cuddles
As we said, earlier dogs are social creatures. They are also very tactile and need lots of cuddles, stroking, and nuzzling to feel connected.
It’s often easy to forget such a basic thing as you are running around living your often busy and stressful lives.
But it is really important. Even just a few minutes each day can make a difference to your dog’s well being.
Doggy Face Time!
If you have to be away from home for long periods of time, then doggy face time cameras are a great idea.
You can check up on your pupster, see how they are doing, and even give them a treat for being good!
A Comfortable Cage
While some people think it is cruel to put a dog in a crate. Many dogs actually prefer being caged sometimes.
The small, confined space feels reassuring and safe once they get used to it.
Lots of Playing Fetch!
Fetch is great for dogs for a couple of reasons. Firstly it is a great form of exercise.
Even if you are tired, you can still tire your dog out with a good fetch toy.
Secondly, fetching is a form of play and it is essential for a dog to be happy.
Dogs enjoy playing games, and this helps keep them stable and well balanced.
Thanks for reading
The Pupster Passion.com Team
PS – You might also like this blog post from the Pupster Passion Team on how to keep your dog healthy.