3 Ways To Keep Your Dog Happy: Before And After Doggy Day Care
3 Essential Tips to Keeping your Dog Happy and Healthy
Dogs have grown to become more than just our pets; they share a home and a space with us. With that in mind, it’s about time to change the way we treat dogs. Below are 3 essential tips to keeping your dog happy and healthy, before and after their visits to doggy day care.
As owners, we tend to think we know best when it comes to our dogs. Yearly physicals are not for people only; take your dog to their vet once or twice a year for preventative measures, as well as updating their vaccines. It might not be obvious to those of us who are obsessed with our dogs, but they can’t tell us what they need. If your dog feels sick, it can be hard to communicate. If your pet exhibits signs unlike their usual selves, such as excessive sleeping or change in eating habits, it might be time to call the vet.
A vet can also update vaccinations for your dog, who just like a child, is exposed to many germs during playtime. Vaccines are a must when you’re taking your pet to the dog park, playground, dog lounge, pet hotels, and dog day cares. Exposing your pets to other dogs is a great way to socialize them, but it’s not all fun and games if they get sick. If you care about your dog’s health, like you would a child, make sure they have up-to-date vaccines and are microchipped before heading into the playground.
Dog Training is fun and draining. Although the end results are amazing, the process is tedious and requires a lot of patience. I suggest getting help from specialists at your local dog park, vet, and dog day cares. Although we can be great trainers, owners can sometimes find it hard to discipline their pets.
Dog day care can also help train owners as well as pets, teaching us the patience and keywords to use with our dogs. Think about it in terms of your pet being a member of your family. We want each member of our family to have manners, social skills, and the energy to live well. Training our pets properly helps them in social settings so much more than we think. Dogs can have anxiety as much as people do, and if you throw your pet into an environment it is unfamiliar with, it may cause the pet to act out in panic. But, with the right dog training, you can avoid more negative situations, and our pets can learn to use their energy better.
A room of one’s own
Virginia Woolf may have been referring to giving women the space needed to think and write, but each living being needs a space of their own to be themselves and feel comfortable. With dogs, this space might be the corner of our beds, a sunny space on the porch, or your favorite couch cushion. Dogs like to mark their territory, and rather than watching our pets struggle to find a room of their own, we should give them one. A dog bed is the perfect way to do this. If buying one is out of your price range, a DIY dog bed is fun and practically free to make.
Dog beds provide pets with the space to mark as their own. This space can be covered in fur, their own scent, and even chew toys. The bed is their space; it is a home away from home when you leave the house. You can even move the dog bed around your home, to provide your dog with more than one designated area.
In conclusion, dogs are our pets, but they also reside within our homes. Therefore, they should be given their own space, comfortable care, and yearly checkups to avoid any health conditions. With proper dog training, pets can show off their skills and learn how to use their energy in healthy ways, instead of wrecking the home. A little grooming, bathing and dog day care goes a long way to providing a happy and long life for our beloved dogs.