We love dogs here, and so we want to make sure all you owners out there gives your dog the best life possible. So, without further ado, here are some simple ways that you can do just that. These little tips will not cost you a fortune, and they will keep your furry friend happy and healthy.
It is vital that you take your dogs for regular walks when possible. Of course, if it is too hot outside, you would be better off letting your dog cool down indoors. You will know if it is too hot for your dog by testing the patio heat. If you can not hold the back of your hand on it for more than five seconds it is too hot for your dogs little paws. But some owners avoid taking their dog for a walk even when the weather is perfect. This is because their dog tends to like to walk them rather than the other way around. We understand this but you should understand it does not have to be that way. You could buy a retractable dog leash at rosyandrocky.com and allow your dog to walk ahead while you trail behind. You can also use these leashes to train your dog to walk with you rather than run ahead.
Can You Leave Your Dog Alone?
We all have busy lives, and it is not possible to be with our dogs twenty-four hours a day. But you must be careful leaving your dog alone in the house for long periods of time. Your dog should not be left alone for more than four to five hours. Some owners believe that even this is too long to leave a dog by itself, and they may be right. Similar to humans, leaving a dog in isolation can cause it to develop depression or anxiety issues. This is unfair on your pet so do your best to make it’s time away from you as short as possible. Some animals are perfectly happy by themselves, and we would like to believe that it leads to something like this. But the reality is that dogs are very sociable creatures. They both love and need company.
Playtime Is Not Separate From Walking
We know that there are some dog owners who believe if they walk their dog on a leash that is their playtime done for the day. But this is not the case. If you have been playing with a dog regularly as a puppy, they often expect it to continue into adulthood. Some breeds also prefer playing with their owner to walking on a lead. They love to chase after a frisbee or ball in the garden, and if you have the time, you should always at least offer them this chance. However, we have seen dogs that will not move from the sofa once the TV has been switched on. We have no idea why since they cannot possible understand TV shows but dogs are peculiar little beings.
If you take this advice, then you can be assured you are indeed giving your dog a good and happy life.