We, the dog owners always want to make sure that our dogs receive only the best in everything they supposed to. We all know that treats, playtime, dog park, toys, etc can bring happiness to his life. But still, at some point or the other, we stuck up thinking the new ways to make our dogs happy. Trust me; every lovable dog owner faces this situation in his life. To help you with your question, here we have put together some great ideas for making your dog happy. a dog’s journey google docs
10. Rotate His Toys
Some people keep only one or two toys out at the same time. There are also people who spread a host of toys in every place their dog is lying around. Keep in mind that, just as we humans, dogs get bored of playing with the same toys again and again. We don’t tell you to spend every penny on buying the new toys every month. Just use those dogs in a rotation. If your dog seems to get bored of toys that are out now, bring out the old toys that it has completely forgotten about. Trust me, it works.
9. Make Your Pup Engage With Something When He Is Left Alone In Home
No matter how independent your dog is, no dog can bear the separation especially when he is left alone in a home. So if it happens to leave him alone in a home, hire someone to play with your dog if you can afford it. Else, give him the chew toys or interactive toys or food puzzle toys to play with. These will kill his boredom and keep him mentally stimulated.
8. Keep Him Fresh
Some dogs love to be in the water while others completely hate the whole idea of bathing. However, if your dog loves water, give him a bath at least once a week. It will keep him clean, fresh, and happy. Take him to the groomer, if his coat needs to be maintained.
A regular bath will also ensure the health and hygiene of your enter household.
7. Talk To Him
He is not going to understand any element of your speech but he can sense the mood behind your talk. Moreover, he will feel happy for talking together.
6. Set Up A Play Date With Other Humans or their dogs
Most of the dog breeds love the companionship of other animals. Socializing your dog with other humans and their dogs will stimulate your dog’s mental health. If you don’t have a dog park near to your home, arrange a play date with your friend’s dog either at your place or your friend’s place.
If he seems to be digging your yard excessively he is trying to communicate his boredom with you. In such cases, engage him with some form activities. It will make him happy.
5. Teach Him A New Trick
Every dog loves acquiring new skills. Teach him new skills and obedience. It will not only make him happier but also increase the bond between you both. These new skills will make your communication much clear.
4. Take Him For A Car Ride
Some dogs would feel uneasy and nervous during the car rides especially when it’s the first time. If he doesn’t seem to enjoy the ride, say to him everything is okay. Once he gets used to the rides, he will keep his head out of the window and enjoy watching the new sceneries on the road.
3. Rotate His Treats
Instead of giving the same treats, again and again, introduce new treats to your dog once in a while. Offer a new variety of treats during your training sessions. It will motivate him to pay attention and master the skill as quickly as possible. The obedient dog will always stay happy.
2. Help Him Feel His Self Esteem
Self-esteem is not something that belongs only to humans. Our dogs have self-esteem too. As his pack leader, it’s our sole responsibility to help him in maintaining it. Congratulate your dog when he learns some new tricks.
Make sure that your tone of voice for praising sounds different from command.
When he does something appreciable, give him the treats he loves. It will make him understand good and bad behavior.
1. Be Consistent
One of the biggest problems, dogs face with their owners is inconsistency. Be consistent with your rules and boundaries and make your dog clearly understand which behavior is acceptable and which is not. If you fail to do your part and punish your dog for misbehavior, you will never be going to make your dog happy.