How to raise a happy dog
True dog lovers share a common goal: to raise a happy and healthy dog. Your pup’s happiness and healthiness go hand in hand, and we are here to help you accomplish this goal. The following are guidelines to keeping your dog content.
The average growing puppy requires about half an hour of physical exercise a day, although this can vary depending on the breed. Taking your dog out for a daily walk will serve as bonding time and expel some of that extra energy. Routine exercise also has obvious health benefits to your canine like improved heart and lung function as well as bone and joint health. Try to set aside 30 minutes each day to take your dog out for a walk or go to the park and trust us, they’ll appreciate it.
There’s no denying that puppies are playful. Social interaction and play time with your pup gives them the attention and stimulation they crave, reducing aggression or fear. Whether you play tug of war or fetch, both you and your dog will cherish this time together. Keep a few toys around for your dog to focus on and discourage them from chewing or playing with household objects.
A healthy diet sets the foundation for a healthy animal. Make sure the dog food you buy is appropriate for the stage of life your dog is in- whether it’s a puppy or a senior. Quality dog food containing proper nutrition and natural ingredients will improve the performance of your dog. Different dogs thrive on different diets, so check with your veterinarian for recommendations on brands.
With these three guidelines, you can set the foundation for a long and happy life for your new puppy. For more tips and information on setting a healthy diet, exercising or playing with your dog, contact Happiness is Pets expert!