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5 Ways To Make Your Dog Feel Loved

Dogs can form very special and strong bonds with their human buddies. However, that friendship doesn’t always happen overnight. While there are some super-friendly pups out there that love everyone, others are more timid or wary, and need time to trust their humans. A Bee Cave, TX vet offers tips on making Fido feel loved in this article.

Attention

Many of our furry pals are quite the little (or not so little) cuddlebugs. Ear rubs, belly rubs, chin scratches, and back scratches are all some of life’s greatest luxuries in Fido’s book. Whether your canine buddy has a specific preference, or is happy to get attention of any sort, showing your dog physical affection is a great way to make him feel pampered.

Treats

As the saying says, food is the quickest way to a man’s heart. It’s also a pretty good shortcut to Fido’s affections. While you don’t want to go overboard here, snacks are a great way to get that cute tail wagging. Opt for healthy treats, like plain, cooked meat, fish, or poultry without the bones or fat.

Toys

Dogs are always cute, but they somehow manage to be extra adorable when they want you to play with them. Fido is also super charming when he spots a new toy and gets all excited! Take time to play with your canine friend regularly, and keep his toy box well-stocked. (Bonus: this can also help with many behavioral issues. If your pooch is tired out after a game of Fetch, he’ll probably be more interested in taking a nap than in eating your shoes.)

Conversation

Did you know that dogs can learn up to 100 words? (We suspect that Bacon, Walk, and Car Ride are Fido’s favorites.) However, even if your furry friend doesn’t understand everything you say when you talk to him, he’ll know that you’re trying to communicate. Plus, Man’s Best Friend is a great listener, and won’t spill any secrets!

Training

Many pooches actually enjoy learning. Training is a great way to spend time with your four-legged pal. It will also strengthen the bond between you. You’ll not only be able to communicate better, this will help prevent friction from arising between you.

Please reach out to us, your Bee Cave, TX vet clinic, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

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