We’ve talked before about what intelligent and social animals dogs are. For the most part,
these qualities are exactly what make dogs such great companions for people. But dogs’
emotional intelligence and need for companionship means that they can be higher
maintenance than other pets. You’ll likely not see anyone concerned about the mental health
of their goldfish, but for dogs, this is a serious issue that many of them (and their human
handlers) struggle with. In this post, we’ll go over some of the signs that your dog might not be
in the best emotional state.
A crate can be a great asset and a place of calm and safety for your dog. But getting your dog to
acclimate correctly to a crate is more than simply buying one and putting the little guy in it. Like
everything else when it comes to dogs, it requires research, patience, and decision-making.
Let’s go over some of the steps you’ll want to take to make sure your dog takes to a crate
Keeping your dog happy and healthy is a full time, daily task. It’s a lot of work, but that’s a huge
part of what makes owning a dog so rewarding. There might not be anything more important
that you do for your dog’s health than what you feed him every day. Of course, when it comes
to nutrition, there are so many opinions that it can be hard to know if you’re doing the right
thing. Throw in a few late-night internet searches and you could find yourself completely at a
loss as to what to put in your friend’s bowl.
Dogs are very intelligent creatures, and like all smart animals, they need to be kept engaged. For some dogs this may take the form of high energy physical activity while in others it may be more lowkey. Regardless of how your dog expresses his or her need for a challenge, it can be hard to keep them engaged and entertained on days when you’re stuck in the house on a rainy or bad weather day.
There’s one thing that almost all of us are guilty of when it comes to spoiling our dogs: treats. Let’s face it, it can be almost impossible to say no to the little faces of our dog friends when they’re in full begging cute mode. Treats are, in and of themselves, not a bad thing for dogs. In fact, the right treats, at the right time, in the right amount, is one of the best ways to reward your little friend while making sure he/she is well behaved.
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