Make Sure Your Dog Feels At Home
Are you a dog owner who wants nothing best for your pet? You’re not alone. The number of pet owners in the United States is growing at a staggering rate, and it’s not expected to turn around any time soon. Let’s discuss some of the coolest things you can do to make your dog amenable to your bet non-human friend.
Make Sure They Can Run Around
Dogs weren’t always domesticated animals, and at one point they had to run around all day long just to get some food. This is deep-rooted in their instincts, and it’s something that they need to tend to despite living with humans over the centuries. Make sure your dog has a place where they can run around throughout the day so that they can get some exercise. If you don’t have a fenced-in yard, you may want to consider an electric dog fence or perhaps just a simple lead on a runner. A dog’s ability to get exercise can have an astonishing impact on their energy levels and emotional wellness.
Easy Access To The Inside
Since your dog will be spending time outdoors if you’re providing them with all of the essentials, it’s kind and considerate to let them come and go as they please. It may seem old-fashioned, but why not install a doggy-door? If you’re worried about them always coming and going without your control, you can opt for a design that locks so that you can leave it open on nice, sunny days and close it off at night or when it’s raining. You don’t want them tracking mud inside on the nice new carpets.
A Personal Shower
Since we’re on the topic of mud it’s worth noting that many dog owners have gone so far as to install a doggy shower in their mudroom. This is a nice touch for dog owners. Aside from the fact that it serves as a convenient place to shower them off when they get dirty from playing outside, it’s an added bonus that you’ll no longer have to share your own shower with them. It’s not all about the dog, sometimes you can reap the benefits too.
A Place To Call Their Own
When the time comes for your dog to lay themselves to rest for the day, it can be very nice for them to have their very own place to call home within your home. If you’ve crate trained your dog properly from a young age, they may already love sleeping there. If you haven’t though, you’ll probably want to give them a nice and comfortable dog bed. Otherwise, they’ll end up taking over your favorite spot on the couch!
Keep An Eye On Them When You’re Not Home
Last but not least, it’s important that you can watch your dog and interact with them when you’re not in the house. These days there are pretty sophisticated dog cameras available for pet owners. Not only can you keep an eye on the dog to make sure they’re not up to no good, but you can also ensure that they are safe, talk to them through the camera if they are feeling scared, and even through them a treat when they’re behaving well. How’s that for good use of technology?
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