The most gratifying thing your dog can receive from you is love and quality food.
Dogs for centuries have been known to give unconditional love to humans so we want to provide you with ways in which you can show affection to your pet (in a language they will understand!).
Here are a few ways you can show love to your dog:
1. Ear rub
Your dog will naturally feel high with euphoria when you rub its ears. The spot that is right behind the ears is one of their nerve centers. When gently scratched, it triggers impulses throughout the entire body thus releasing endorphin hormones. These hormones act as pain painkillers. Therefore, a gentle scratch will make your dog feel relieved.
2. Have a daily playtime
Dedicated playtime with your pup can seem like an added chore, especially after a long day at work, but your pup will love the time you can spend tossing a ball or toy with them. They will feel a great energy release afterwards, and you will also in the process!
3. Teach them new tricks
Dogs are enthused by learning new things. Don’t let your dog get complacent by only practicing the same old tricks. It will be meaningful for you and your dog when you spend quality time teaching your dog new tricks and games.
4. Have warm and hearty conversations
This may seem a little strange but it’s a great way to bond with your dog. They may not understand exactly what you’re saying but they will pick up on your tone and affection.
5. Take time to cuddle
Always take time to cuddle with your dog, which should be easy! Daily cuddles show your pup you love them and make you both feel good!
6. Surprise your dog with a treat
One of the best ways to show your dog love is by providing them with a quality meal or treat every once in a while. Your pup will love the surprise and you will love that look on their face when they know they’re getting something special.
7. Hang out together
Dogs have been our friends for centuries. They love hanging out with us around the house or even running errands with us. You will love the company and it will be a great bonding moment for you both!
8. Treat your pup with respect
Understand the inherent traits of your dog. Dogs like to have their own space and love to be treated accordingly. This is an effective way to show love. It will create a common understanding between both your dog and yourself.
9. Schedule a puppy party or playdate
Host a puppy party and invite other friends. Your puppy will feel thrilled by having a playdate that is filled with activities and treats.
10. Make eye contact
Make eye contact with your pup when you talk to them or give them a command. It can strengthen the bond you share and helps develop trust between you.