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How to Keep Your Dog Happy

Dogs have always been man’s best friend. Most people love dogs. However, only a fraction of dog lovers actually own one. This is because owning a dog comes with a lot of responsibilities in order to keep them healthy and happy. There are many ways you can tell if your dog is happy. The most common way a dog shows it is happy is by wagging its tail. There are a whole lot of different things you can check in order to tell if your puppy is happy for instance if it sleeping patterns, playfulness, how the dog greets you among other things. There are plenty of things you can do to please your dog. Some of them are discussed below.

First, make sure you give your dog treats regularly. Dogs love treats. There are many different snacks in shops for your dog. It is important to consult your vet on what treats are best to give to your dog depending on factors such as its age, the composition of the treats, among other factors. This will help to protect the dog against ingesting harmful or unhealthy treats.

Another thing dogs love is taking a walk. It is very important to take your dog for a walk at least once per day especially for the bigger and more active dogs. All dogs need a walk not only to relieve boredom but also because it is great for their health. It helps them understand the outside world as well as see other dogs and other animals. It is recommended to take your dog on walks to different places so that they can be exposed to a variety of smells, sights and sounds of the world.

Dogs also love playing. There are different toys you can buy to make sure you and your pet have an excellent playing time. Playing with the dog helps in fostering its mental and physical health in addition to strengthening the bond between you and your furry friend. It is suggested to take your dog to dog parks particularly for city dwellers so as to get more playing area and also so that your dog can meet and play with other dogs.

Dogs also need grooming. Grooming is crucial especially for long-haired breeds so as to wash off the dirt they have accumulated or even fleas which may be hidden in the hair. You can give your dog the occasional bath or take it to a professional dog grooming shop. If you decide to wash your dog make sure you use dog shampoo and not human shampoo which might have dangerous chemicals that may irritate the dog’s skin.