Dogs, the same as humans, are sentient beings, and they shouldn’t be taken for granted. Any dog owner, since the moment he takes home a pet should start to develop a caring relationship towards him. Here are some of the most important things that you should keep on mind to keep your dog happy
1. Being affectionate with a dog and patting him
Even thought his sounds very simple, it means a lot to any dog that his owners show their love towards them. It doesn’t take more than just a couple of minutes to do this, and this will indeed lead to a happier dog.
2. Food and fresh water
Water that is left inside a bowl for days and days will accumulate dust and dirt, and your dog will not drink it. So, make sure that your dog always has fresh water as drinking water is very important for your dogs physical function. The same stands for food. Make sure it is healthy and fresh.
3. Playing with a dog
Dogs, the same as humans need learning and activity. No matter if he is indoors or outdoors, make sure that you spend at least an hour a day playing with him. This can be even simple play of fetch, as it will mean a lot to him.
4. Preventive care measures
If your dog is healthy he will be happy as well. this means that you should check regularly if he has ticks and fleas. Also, when some problem occurs, make sure to check his temperature, energy level, appetite, and in case of any abnormalities, take him to the vet immediately.
5. Adequate shelter
Some dog owners prefer to keep their dogs outdoors. This is not a problem at all if they provide them with a adequate shelter that will protect them from snow, cold and rain. Bedding in dog houses should be changed at least once per week.