Impressive ways how to deepen your bond with your dog

Train and play together

When you undergo positive reinforcement training, rally, lure coursing, and agility training together with your dog. It helps to deepen the bond between you and your furry friend.

Create consistent boundaries for safety

Dogs appreciate it and feel safe when you are consistent with the rules and boundaries. Let them know where to sleep, where to eat, furniture they can be on or not on. Just like your family members have their own space that is exclusive to them so does your dog. Remember, your dog is also a member of your family.

Put a little love in your dog’s food

One way to a dog’s heart is its stomach. You can prepare healthy and tasty foods for your dog to show them you care. If you don’t want to cook, you can focus on providing your furry friend with the best nutrition in a delicious way.

Make your walks meaningful

It is not enough to allow your dog to run around the yard. Go for walks every day and make it interactive by throwing some obedience exercises. You can try to make your pooch change direction with you, sit at every corner, or any other trick you’ve taught them to keep their mind busy.

Show your dog you love them

Dogs have their way of showing you how much they love you, so try as much as possible to let them know how much you love them in return. You can do this by giving your pooch a bunch of puppy kisses, a vigorous morning run, or a nightly belly rub.

Touch your dog

Physical contacts such as petting and grooming have been proven to help lower stress in shelter dogs. And this is measured by reductions in the stress hormone, cortisol as well as an increase in oxytocin — an anti-stress hormone.

Don’t set your expectations too high

You need to take it slow on your furry friend. If you ask them to complete a task that is quite difficult, they can get frustrated and feel you hate them. So it is better you break obedience tasks into parts so your four-legged friends can gain confidence in themselves to learn new tricks instead of giving up.

Understand your dog’s body language

Great relationships are built on good understanding. Just like your facial expression could send a thousand messages to your dog, they also want you to listen to them. Dogs communicate mainly with their bodies.

Have a nice cuddle time

Some dogs have cuddly personalities. If your dog is one, you should give them a chance to snuggle up next to you.

Make every experience positive

There are some things that dogs naturally hate, like a bath. How do you do this then without hurting their feelings? You can turn this unwanted action into a positive experience for your dog. Try to use treats, toys, and a gradual introduction to make the process interesting.

Respect your dog

Many dog owners only focus on what they want without considering the likes and dislikes of their furry friends. That’s not a good way to build a strong bond with your pooch. You should respect your dog always.

Consider your dog’s temperament

Some dogs have anxiety and fear issues and they don’t easily trust anyone. For these dogs, you need to take it slow and don’t force any interaction like snuggling or petting. They might become aggressive and attack you.

Conclusion

Dogs are highly emotional and they can form a strong bond with their owner. But this depends on how well you handle them, love them, train them, and communicate with them.

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