Last Updated on January 7, 2023 by ellen
Have you wondered if there are ways to make your dog love you more? There’s something special about the relationship people have with their dogs. Yes, we can bond with any animal, but there is a reason why a dog is considered to be “Man’s best friend”.
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Make Your Dog Love You More
If you want to improve the relationship you have with your furry buddy or you just got a new puppy and want to fully commit to bonding with your dog keep reading. I’m sharing a few simple tips with you.
How to get a dog to trust you
Even though we look at our dogs like our family members, we still have to remember that they are animals. And, they aren’t meant to be housebound. I know that some dogs don’t like to walk, especially when it’s rainy outside but, we should never overlook the importance of frequent walks. Your dog will appreciate it!
They aren’t just an opportunity for exercise but also a chance for you to spend some quality bonding time with your dog as well. It is very important to walk your dog several times a day and not just let him go potty in your backyard. Exercise is super important for the quality of a dog’s life and walking also gives him a chance to spend time with their favorite person … that’s you!
Better Communication through Proper Training
Training your dog is how you learn how to communicate with him. Another benefit of training is that it reduces aggressive behavior. It also reduces “undesirable” behaviors like chewing, digging and barking. And, it is a fantastic way to spend quality time with your pet.
Give Your Pup a Job
No, not a 9 to 5 type of job just something so he feels appreciated and needed like sending him to get you newspapers or slippers. You could even teach them how to catch a Frisbie. It’s a great opportunity to bond together.
How do you show your dog you love them?
Bring out your good boy’s favorite treat to encourage desired behavior. When he does something good, feed him his favorite fruit or vegetable (in moderation of course). You can cook them, but it is more beneficial to feed your dog raw fruits and vegetables.
Let Your Pup Snuggle Up in Your Bed
Some people don’t like to let their pets in the bedroom, let alone their bed. Allowing your pooch to lie down in bed with you will make him love you more than anything in the world. Your dog will feel absolutely privileged you let him into your bed, and this is the thing that will bond you two the most.
Bring Your Buddy on a Vacation with You
Nobody likes to be left out of the fun activity, not even our pets. And just think about how much fun you’re going to be having with your dog on vacation with you. Yes, it’ll take you some planning ahead but you’ll feel much better knowing that your pet isn’t left home alone. And, your dog will have fun too!
There are many pet-friendly vacations nowadays so with a little bit of research you can find the perfect place for you and your canine as well. Someday it will be a wonderful memory. Think of places like state parks, beaches, hiking trails, and more. You can probably find lots of places close to your home.
If you bring your dog on a vacation with you, never leave your furry companion alone in the car if it’s really hot outside. Even if it’s not that hot he shouldn’t be left in the car for longer periods of time.
Make your dog love you by keeping them healthy
You know the best way to make your dog love you even more than he does right now? It essentially comes down to you showing him how much you care for him. Dogs can tell when you are afraid of them or don’t like them. Take time to show your dog how much you care.
Well in the same way as they can feel fear, they can also sense love. And, how do we show them love? By having reasonably regular veterinary visits, healthy food and treats, and quality time spent together.
Ellen runs a small pet sitting business in southern Vermont. She has experience with a variety of small animals, dogs and cats. She has also cared for ducks, chickens and rabbits. Combined, she has over 20 years of experience in pet care and pet sitting.