The bond between you and your dog determines how beautiful, memorable, and loving your relationship will be.
Thus, it is important that you find ways and time to ensure you foster a strong bond with your four-legged best friend. Thankfully, you don’t have to go far and wide to find various ways to bond with your dog.
In this post, let us share with you five of the best activities that will surely make you and your buddy best friends forever!
Teach Him A New Trick
One of the best ways for you to bond with your pooch is to teach him a new trick. The best thing about this activity is that it doesn’t just give you and your pooch a wonderful time, but it also develops your buddy’s intellect and aptitude. It is like hitting two birds with one stone.
When your pup learns a new trick, he understands you more – improving the line of communication between you two. What’s more, once your dog improves his behavior, it becomes easier to share a strong bond with him.
Seeing your dog sniffing and playing with his toys all day round? Why not try to pick those toys and throw it away from him. See if he gets it back to you. If he does, then he is ready to play fetch.
Fetching is perhaps the oldest way people play with their pooch. It doesn’t have to be a wooden stick. You can use a ball, favorite toy, and even a piece of bone to start the game.
Playing fetch does not necessarily need a big lot. The hallway can be a good spot. Just make sure that you clear the way to avoid accidents. If there’s good weather, take your play outside! The bigger the area, the more fun it would be for your dog.
Go for a Walk or Run
The nice thing about having a dog is having a walking or running buddy. You can always take out your dog for a walk and if you are feeling it, run with him as well!
Do this on a regular basis. You and your dog will not only become healthier, but you’ll grow closer too.
Your dog would develop a sense of routine and would become more attached to you in the process.
Netflix and Nap
Alright, if you don’t have Netflix, whatever movies or shows you have should work too, pups aren't usually very picky with movies!
Bonding with your pup doesn’t have to be all about moving and getting tired. You can simply get your popcorn, prepare some dog snacks, and turn on the TV. It’s a relaxing time for you and your pet. When your pet is relaxed, he is more open and ready to bond with you.
Remember, a good movie would last around an hour and a half. That’s a lot of bonding time for your dog! There are a lot of canine-friendly movies. You can watch movies such as Bolt, Beethoven, A Dog’s Purpose, A Dog’s Journey, and Hachiko, just to name a few. These movies involve dogs and we’re sure your pooch will be as interested as you when watching them.
In this day and age, digital photography makes it possible for us to take countless pictures. Thankfully, this also enables us to get closer to our pup. Whatever dog breed you have, dogs are just adorable, lovely, and cute. They are great models, too! Thus, it is not surprising that a lot of the most popular Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts are dedicated to dogs.
So, take out your camera, take some candid pictures, and enjoy the moment with your pet.
You can snap a photo of your dog diving into a bowl of treats, celebrating his birthday, swimming in the river, playing in the mud, sleeping on your bed, and whatever moments you want to capture.
If you want to spice it up, you can dress up your dog and take the most memorable photos ever! Who knows, your dog might just be the next top supermodel in the canine world?
Enjoy the Day
These are just some of the best activities you can do to build a strong relationship with your dog. Bonding with your dog comes with a lot of benefits both for you and him. You get to become healthier, happier, and stress-free.
So, get out there, try these bonding tips, and we’re sure you and your pup will form a strong bond that will stand the test of time.
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