As a dog owner you want nothing more than to keep your furry friend happy no matter what. Whether you have recently adopted a new puppy or you have been a proud dog owner for years, there are many ways to keep your dog wagging their tail merrily. It doesn’t take much time or effort to make a few much needed adjustments around your home so that your perfect pal is healthy all year round.
- Invest in the Correct Supplements
Depending on what breed of dog you own, you might want to invest in some vitamins and supplements to keep their body, teeth and eyes healthy. Check out an online discounted pet supply store for excellent deals on flea treatments and super doggy supplements. Speak to the vet if you have any concerns about your dog’s health and they will be able to advise you on the correct medication for your furry friend.
- Make Some Space
Even if your puppy is the tiniest little thing, they will still need plenty of room in the house, so they can relax comfortably. Whether you’re setting up their doggy bed in a cosy corner or clearing space on the floor to keep their toy collection, every dog deserves their own personal space in your home.
- Get into a Routine
Much like children, dogs thrive on regular routines. If their meal times, bed time and exercise regime is at a similar time every single day, they are more likely to behave and feel settled. If you don’t have your routine perfected just yet, don’t worry. There is still plenty of time to adapt and make some changes to their regime. Make a plan and map out the important times of the day for your dog and you will soon get into the swing of things.
- Plenty of Exercise
Every single dog is different, but more often than not you need to take them out for regular exercise to stretch their little legs. Generally you should be looking to walk your dog two to three times a day, as well as regular potty breaks outside. If you are out at work for most of the day contact a dog walker who can help you to stretch their legs regularly. Without exercise your dog may become agitated or overweight, so this is really a key part of keeping them healthy and happy.
- Be Wary of Human Food
We are all guilty of handing off our leftovers to our dogs; they deserve a treat after all. Make sure you are only feeding them official dog treats and keep the scraps to a minimum as this could be potentially harmful to their health and weight.
Hopefully you can use these ideas to make your puppy feel at home. It is true that dogs become a true member of the family, so if you can make their tail wag with glee every day, you know you are doing a great job as their loving owner!