January 6, 2020
Heed these takeaways:
- There are stacks of ways to increase your dog’s happiness, and many of them are simpler than you think.
- Regular exercise is crucial to your dog’s wellbeing, not just physically but also mentally.
- Dogs are social animals who love being around their people, so make sure you spend lots of one-on-one time with your pup every day.
- Other ways to put a smile on your pup’s face include training, pamper sessions and fun adventures together.
Your pup is much more than just a pet. He’s your fur-baby, your constant companion, and maybe even the most important member of your family.
All you want is to do everything you can to make your dog as happy as possible. A loving home is a great start, but there are plenty of other simple things you can do to crank your dog’s happiness up to 11.
Here are 7 of the best ways to make your dog happier.
- Get active
Who said making your dog happy had to be hard?
Regular exercise provides a long list of physical and mental benefits for your pup. It helps him stay in a healthy weight range while he sees new sights, sniggs new smells and meets lots of different people and other dogs.
So take your dog for a walk, play a game of fetch or let your pup try his luck at a doggy sport. If you make regular exercise part of your pet’s daily routine, you can set him up for a long and happy life.
- Train his brain
Training isn’t just about creating a well-behaved dog. It’s also a great way for you and your dog to spend some quality time together, and for you to give your pup’s mind a much-needed workout.
Even spending just 10 minutes a day training your pup in basic obedience commands or more advanced tricks can make a huge difference to his well-being. So, why not grab some treats and get started?
- Pamper your pup
You know that feeling of utter relaxation you get after spending a day (or even just an hour) at a spa? Wouldn’t it be great if you could let your pup experience the same feeling?
Well, you can do exactly that by treating your pet to a day of pampering. You could book your pet in for a deluxe grooming session at your nearest doggy day spa, or for that extra-special touch, do it yourself at home. After a gentle brush, a relaxing massage and maybe even a few treats, your pup will be in a state of absolute bliss.
- Play time!
Vet check-ups, staying in shape, training essential behaviors — sometimes being a pet parent can seem like a serious business. And with all those important tasks and the stresses of everyday life, it can be easy to forget one important fact: dogs just wanna have fun.
So, don’t forget to take the time to just let your dog enjoy being a dog. That means sniffing backsides and running amok at the dog park. Backyard games of tug-of-war and fetch with you. Racing around like a maniac in the shallows at the beach. And sometimes it just means giving your pup a chance to stop and smell the roses on your daily walk.
Let your dog enjoy himself and you’ll have a lot more fun too.
- Choose your own adventure
As the old saying goes, variety is the spice of life. So if you ever feel like you’re falling into a rut with your pup — walking the same route each day, going to the same parks, etc. — feel free to mix it up with an exciting adventure.
There are stacks of fun and memorable outings you can enjoy with your pup. You could head to the beach or go for a hike. For something a little more relaxing, plan a dog-friendly picnic or just take an unplanned road trip. You could even plan a weekend getaway to a pet-friendly hotel, take your dog to a festival or enjoy a dog-friendly pub crawl.
The opportunities are endless, and your dog will love any chance he gets to spend more quality time with you.
- Food for thought
We all know how important the right diet is for our pups — after all, that’s why we created Heed in the first place.
But while there are plenty of premium dog foods out there, we go the extra mile to put a smile on your dog’s face. All of our blends are packed with the essential nutrients your dog needs for a long and happy life, and the prebiotics he needs for a healthy gut.
And with our freeze-dried toppers that let your pup experience different flavors and textures, mealtimes are never boring with Heed.
- The most important ingredient of all
OK, we’ve saved the best for last. The most important factor in your dog’s happiness, the one thing he loves above all else, is you.
We don’t want you to get a big head or anything, but it’s true. Your pup is happiest when he gets to spend as much time as possible with you by his side. That’s why the best thing you can do for your pup is include him in everything you do and make him feel like part of the family.Welcome him into your home and into your heart and he’ll be the happiest dog in the world.