They say, no one can be a better companion than your dog! And if you are the proud owner of a dog you would totally agree to this. Isn’t it surprising how he licks off your tears and listens to your sad stories quietly or barks, jumps and wags his tail at your happiest moments? Your dog can teach you the most valuable virtues of love, loyalty, humility, patience and so much more. Your life gets way better through the relationship you share with your dog. So, if you are seeking ways to make strengthen your relationship with your furry friend for life, here are a few tips that can help.
Take him for Frequent Walks
Image Credit: Movie – Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
Dogs love to stroll. Just like us they also feel bored if they are made to stay indoors for the entire day. So, if you take him out for a walk at least twice a day, you will really be a favorite with him. This practice is mutually benefitting too, as it keeps both you and your dog fit, and keeps those extra kilos at bay!
Make them feel comfortable
Image Credit: Movie – Dil Dhadakne Do
In most cases, dogs love to snug into the bed with their owners. Remember how Ranveer Singh’s dog felt comfortable in bed in Dil Dhadakne Do? However, you could also get him his own cozy dog bed and place it at a fixed place in your bedroom or living room to make him feel that he is a part of the household. Remember to get him enough chew toys and blankets so that he feels good.
Train through spending quality time
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Most dogs need psychological motivation in order to stay happy. They feel satisfied if they are able to please you with their tasks. So play fetch or simple training games of sit, roll, stay, jump and shake or challenge him if he is of a more intelligent breed. The more you train your dog, the more time he gets to spend with you, hence the stronger the bond grows. This will also make your dog more well-behaved and obedient.
Respect his likes and dislikes
Image Credit: Movie – A Dog’s Purpose
Just like you and me, our dogs also have their own sets of likes and dislikes. While some dogs love to be hugged and cuddled, some other breeds hate it, so you need to read patterns before you act. Most dogs don’t like to be yelled at, try to encourage his good behaviors rather than shouting at them. Most dogs love to go on walks, sniff around and mark their territories so allow that and he will love you for it.
Be Positive around them
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I know it’s not always possible to smile during depressing or disgusting situations. But you must know that dogs are extremely sensitive and they can easily understand if you are sad or in distress. While you might find a comfort zone with him, it’s not a very good idea to stay negative around him all the time. This can really affect your dog both mentally as well as physically. So, try to stay happy around him and he will love to be around you.
You won’t lose anything if you follow these tips, rather you will gain a best friend for life!
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