Today, we are looking at 14 simple things that you can do to make your dog love you more and to positively build upon your bond with them.
We all know dogs are super smart and that you must already be a great dog owner otherwise you wouldn’t be reading our blog, right?
In all seriousness though, there are things we can do as great owners to make our dogs lives a heck of a lot better.
You have a distinct fragrance.
Your aroma is the one that a dog enjoys the most.
And the more of your odor that is on anything, the better it is for you.
For dogs, which have an acute sense of smell far superior to that of humans, a garment infused with their owner’s aroma is one of the most comforting objects on the planet.
And it is for this reason that your dog may frequently be seen sleeping on top of your pile of filthy clothing. Your clothes have your scent on them, and dogs are always drawn to you because they want to be closer to you.
Try putting an old unwashed t-shirt in or near their bed or cage and they will love you for it.
Taking different routes
Dogs are inquisitive creatures who like nothing more than smelling around and discovering new things. If you stop taking your dog for the same walk every day, he or she will be thankful to you.
It’s great for them to try different routes as it keeps walks fun and interesting.
Once in a while, it’s good to switch up your route. You can accomplish this by just walking in a new direction on a regular basis.
In the process of checking their “email” and “social media,”
Canines are in the business of marking urine, which is a serious business.
Your dog is communicating with you through pee marking. A few minutes later, additional dogs come by and inspect the message, and they may decide to leave a message of their own by urinating in little amounts over or near to the initial location.
A unique kind of communication in which your dog will alert another dog if he or she perceives danger. Alternatively, they could inform them of their sexual availability.
Unlike humans, who must use social media apps to keep up with all of their friends’ news, all a dog needs is a smell of a highly conspicuous vertical surface to keep up with all of his friends’ news.
In order for you to be happy…
Your dog’s happiness is the most important thing in the world to him. In fact, new research has revealed that when humans become worried, our pets become agitated as well.
Dogs are able to detect when humans are happy or angry because of their great sense of smell and unique ability to read our facial expressions.
When your dog becomes aware that you are in discomfort, its behavior will change to accommodate your requirements.
Moreover, when you are content, your dog’s behavior mirrors your mood.
Pet them in the areas where they are most comfortable.
What is your dog’s preferred method of being petted?
Research published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior discovered that when dogs are petted on the head, muzzle, shoulders, or paws, they exhibit greater indicators of stress, such as yawning, freezing, lip licking, or increased heart rates, than when they are petted on any other part of their body.
Petting a dog on the chest, on the other hand, is related to a reduction in heart rate and is, therefore, more comforting to the dog.
Nonetheless, because they are accustomed to being around people, many dogs are comfortable with any form of interaction, including interactions with strangers.
An affectionate look
Dogs adore receiving a tender glance.
Recent research has discovered that making eye contact with your dog while cuddling with them causes them to emit a love hormone known as oxytocin.
Every time you look affectionately into your dog’s eyes, their levels of the hormone oxytocin are raised. Research has revealed that this activity triggers the same physiological response as a mother staring at her child.
Going for walks instead of eating
A study done in the United Kingdom sought to determine the words and phrases that canines find the most entertaining.
Unbelievable as it may seem, the word ‘walkies’ took first place, with a dog’s heart rate boosting by a whopping 36 percent every time he or she hears the phrase.
Some of the other words that make our canine companions the happiest include “reward,” “get it,” and “fetch.”
Dogs enjoy going for walks because they allow them to satisfy an ancient, natural survival need to go out and look for food.
Through the windows, you can see all around you.
Open some of your window drapes and blinds to allow your dog to view what’s going on in the world outside.
Dogs can spend numerous hours peering out the window and taking in the sights and sounds of the world around them.
It is a difficult puzzle to solve.
A puzzle toy that contains a challenge followed by a reward should be included in your list of dog toys to consider purchasing for your pooch. Dogs are intelligent creatures who require mental stimulation, and if they are bored, they will exhibit undesirable behavior.
A dish that you enjoy eating
Dogs don’t appreciate it when they eat only dog food while you consume the best meal available. Once in a while, prepare a special lunch for your beloved companion and allow them to indulge in their favorite food.
Avoid table scraps and too many treats though as these can be counter-productive to training and health
Eating in Confined Spaces
When your dog is eating, accept their want and allow them to be in their own world. Dogs don’t like to eat in high-traffic places, and they require their own space to do so when they do.
Reduce the amount of dishwashing you do and allow your dog to enjoy their food.
I’ll accompany you on your errands.
Anything is preferable to having to wait for you at home, right?
It’s important to go out and about, and there are numerous sites where you may take your dog. Just keep in mind that you should never leave your pet alone in a parked car for an extended amount of time.
The ability to be accepted for who they are
The joy of being appreciated for who you are rather than being forced to be someone you are not can’t be measured in words. That holds true for dogs just as much as it does for people.
As a result, if your dog sniffs pee or feces, let them do so because prohibiting them from engaging in their natural behavior might induce anxiety and confusion.
Dogs despise frequent scolding from their owners, and it is critical that you accept and appreciate your dog for who he is.
Instead of leaving your dog at the house of a pet sitter, consider taking a vacation that is dog-friendly. After all, our dogs are members of our family, and they certainly deserve to experience a new environment.
There are numerous pet-friendly hotels to choose from. When traveling with a tiny dog, plane travel is more convenient.
So there you have it, some really great ways that you can make a huge and positive difference in your dog’s life.
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