5 Ways to Make Your Dog Happy Every Day

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Do you think your dog is generally happy?

What if you could guarantee that they felt happiness each and every day?

From daily walking to a constant stream of chew toys to unlimited freedom in your backyard, keep reading to find out how you can make your dog happy every day. 

1) Take Them for Daily Walks  

Some dogs even mention the word walkies can send them into spasms of delight, while others may need a little more encouragement, especially if the weather is poor. Either way, if you want your dog to be happy, you need to make sure that you are taking them out to your local dog park or other open space for them to explore and get some much-needed exercise. 

Even if you have a backyard, there is nothing like discovering a new space to run and play in terms of mental stimulation. It can be a good idea to engage actively and play with your dog when you are out and about. Choose to play fetch, hide and seek or simply chase them around. 

2) Arrange Playdates

Dogs are social creatures, and even if you take the time to play with them every day, it can still be beneficial for their physical and mental health to play with other dogs. An arranged play date offers them the perfect opportunity to play with another dog and just have fun.

When choosing another dog for yours to play with, make sure you pick one of roughly the same age as older dogs will not relish the prospect of playing with an overly energetic puppy. 

3) Provide Sufficient Freedom

If you cannot take your dog for a walk every day or you know that on certain days you will struggle to give them the fresh air that they need, you may want to think about how you can give them unlimited access to your backyard.

One extremely effective way to do this is by installing a sliding glass pet door. Offering a much more stylish alternative to a standard dog flap, this type of dog door also provides enhanced security and will keep your heating costs down.

For owners of larger dogs, you can take advantage of automatic sliding door sensors that are activated by weight. 

4) Don’t Forget Training 

You may think you only need to train your dog if they are badly behaved, this is not the case at all. In fact, dogs that have undergone either professional training lessons from a dog trainer or training carried out by their owners are generally more content than dogs who are simply left to make their own rules. This is because a dog loves nothing more than pleasing its owner, and training can help them to achieve this. 

5) Invest in the Right Toys 

If your dog is left on their own for long periods throughout the day, they are likely to be craving some sort of mental and physical stimulation. For the former, dog puzzle toys are a great choice, providing hours of entertainment. Whereas for the latter, you can’t go wrong with a good old-fashioned chew toy or squeaky ball.