Owning a dog can be very rewarding and life-changing.
They are loyal, intelligent, good companions and make great friends!
But to have the best relationship with your dog, it’s important to take care of him or her just as you would any other human friend, which isn’t always easy when you’re busy.
If you don’t want to neglect your dog, here are some tips on how to take care of him or her when you’re always busy!
Dogs are naturally denning animals, so they like to have a quiet place to call their own.
This means that crate training your pup is one of the best ways to train them!
Crate training is also a great way to help your pup if you’re constantly on the go or if you work long hours and won’t be able to walk your dog for a few hours.
Dogs who are used to being in crates learn not only how their human pack works but also how to be calm and relaxed when left alone for short periods.
They know that when it’s time for their humans to come back home from an errand, trip, or day at work, they will be returning in due time!
Most dogs should be fed once or twice a day, depending on their age and size.
The amount of food your pup needs will depend on her metabolism, activity level, and many other factors.
There’s no way to predict that until you know more about her as an individual!
The best thing to do is monitor her weight; if she seems like she’s gaining too much or too little weight, adjust accordingly.
As a general rule, feeding your dog once per day is most convenient for owners but may be unnecessary for certain breeds.
Like those with slower metabolisms or those that are getting plenty of exercises each day.
Feeding them two times per day will help ensure they don’t get ravenous when they’re finally fed again.
Which can lead to overeating and stomach upset.
I feed him at 6 AM every morning.
He doesn’t eat dinner before he goes to bed at night.
We feed him breakfast around 9 AM and dinner around 6 PM.
Find a way to walk your dog every day, even if it’s only for 15 minutes.
Fifteen minutes might not seem like much, but it adds up over time and will ensure that your pet stays active and healthy.
15 minutes is also an appropriate amount of time to ask a neighbor or friend to feed or water your pets while you’re gone.
If you’re tired after work and don’t feel like exercising, just play with them using a ball in your yard or go for a quick walk on your lunch break!
You’ll both be glad you did when you get home.
Make sure you brush your dog’s hair daily as well:
it’ll remove loose hair and make them look sleek! It’s also important to keep their nails trimmed so they don’t scratch themselves.
For example, if they constantly scratch at the door because they want out, trim their nails shorter so they have less chance of scratching the door frame.
Finally, be careful not to accidentally cut too close to the nail bed because this can lead to bleeding which is painful and messy.
Keep your pooch happy by playing games with them such as hide-and-seek or fetch – anything you do together will strengthen your bond!
If you’re short on time, keep your pup engaged and happy with a range of treats and toys—from puzzles to Kongs and interactive games to old-fashioned bones—that will keep them entertained.
A mentally stimulated dog is less likely to misbehave.
Which means more one-on-one time for you two to bond over walks or family time around the dinner table.
Take them to pet stores with you:
There are plenty of reasons to bring your pooch along on your next shopping trip, and a stop at a pet store is one you’ll both enjoy!
From walking around to sniffing other dogs, pet stores provide your four-legged companion with plenty of new things to check out.
Plus, it’s an excellent opportunity for you to get some questions answered about training or any other topics related to owning a dog.
Just be sure that any places you visit allow pets before bringing them along with you!
Buy them their toys:
Can’t find time to go to Petsmart for your Labradoodle’s new favorite toy?
Don’t worry, we have you covered. Just head over to Amazon and order them their very own squeaky giraffe!
Watch as they carry it around with them everywhere, that silly-looking grin on their face. It’ll be the best $5 you ever spent.
You will know what your pet wants before they do.
If a ball is lost under the couch or there’s a long pause between games of fetch, it’s up to you to figure out what makes them happy so they don’t get depressed and eat all your shoes.
You don’t need much more than food, water, toys, love (if possible), and basic needs (grooming).
All these things are crucial for living a happy life with your furry friend.
Cats should have litter boxes and trees in which to scratch, dogs should have kennels in which to sleep and play, and birds should have cages in which to live.
Remember that pets only ask for space from your schedule if you give it generously.
Your dog doesn’t want more time; she just wants time.
Take some time every day for yourself; otherwise, no one will want any space from you at all.