How can i make my dog happy at home?
Ways to Keep Your Puppy Happy
- Plan playtime. Make a date with your puppy every day to help socialize him.
- Take a road trip. He'll love riding shotgun to the ice-cream store, to the post office, or to pick up bagels.
- Hit the water.
- Give him a bath.
- Beat the heat.
- Walk, walk, walk.
- Do a dance.
- Take his picture.
While dog trainers can earn as little as $7.76 an hour up to as much as $29.59 an hour, Animal Behavior College estimates the average wage at $20 an hour, as of 2010.
However, some trainers earn upward of $150 an hour – especially those with a great deal of experience and in certain areas of the country.
Before you bring your puppy home, be sure you have the following supplies:
- Premium pet food to get your new puppy off to a good start.
- Stainless steel, non-tip food and water bowls.
- Identification tags with your puppy's name, your name and phone number, and your veterinarian's name and phone number.
It's commonly believed that dogs wag their tails to convey that they are happy and friendly, but this isn't exactly true.
Dogs do use their tails to communicate, though a wagging tail doesn't always mean, "Come pet me!" Dogs have a kind of language that's based on the position and motion of their tails.
"When dogs make noises, or twitch their muscles or eyelids, it's likely that they are in a deep stage of sleep, which is shared by humans called REM (rapid eye movement)," Thompson said.
"Their whimpers and noises during sleep may be much like the ramblings of humans when they sleep-talk."
Introducing A New Dog to A Home with Resident Dogs
- Leave your current dog at home when you go to pick up your new dog.
- Recruit a helper(s) for the introduction.
- Choose a neutral setting for the meeting.
- Keep the dogs leashed initially, but try to keep a loose lead to reduce tension.
- Keep initial interaction brief.
Yes, we know our pets can make us happier, but research shows that interacting with dogs can help reduce stress.
Even something as simple as playing fetch or petting your pup can increase levels of the feel-good hormone oxytocin in your brain, and lower production of cortisol, a stress-inducing hormone.