How do you wish a dog happy birthday?
You are the best dog in the entire world.
- There's not a day that passes by that you don't do countless things to put a smile on my face. Words can't express how much I love you.
- Thank you for being the greatest companion in my life.
- Happy birthday!
- You are my greatest stress buster.
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.
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.
So here are 8 ways you can make your dog happy, and a happy dog corresponds to a happy you!
- Treat him with toys. Just like kids, dogs also love new toys.
- Take him for a walk.
- Train him.
- Give him a bath.
- Let him socialize.
- Feed him a nourishing diet.
- Take him to the vet at regular intervals.
- Stay calm around your dog.
Here are 7 awesome ideas for how to celebrate your dog's birthday – without going over the top.
- Bake your dog a pupcake.
- Visit a dog-friendly restaurant.
- Host a small gathering.
- Buy your dog a new toy.
- Go to a fun dog park.
- Pamper your pup.
- Play games.
Signs Your Dog Is Truly Happy
- Relaxed Eyes. According to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), "When your dog is relaxed and happy, his eyes will be their normal shape."
- Relaxed Mouth.
- Comfortable Ears.
- Tail Carriage.
- Relaxed Body.
- Is Not Destructive.
- Eats Well.
- Is Active.
Dogs can engage in the following: New dog owners often misinterpret this for aggression, but sometimes your dog just has a lot of energy to burn.
Pleasure growling: This growl is as adorable as a growl can be, since it's often low and "talking-like".
Dogs save this for when they're looking for some love and affection.
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.