7 Easy Steps To A Happy Dog

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Dogs are great friends to us. Fun to have around, cheerful, cheeky and unflinchingly loyal. 

Our dogs are selfless and will take whatever lifestyle we offer with a grateful wag.

But how can we be certain that our furry friends are truly happy?

1. Lots of Exercise

Every dog has different exercise needs and some won’t even get off the sofa in the rain.

Others need good long walks every day.

Without sufficient walks a dog can become depressed, destructive and develop behavioral problems.

Every dog has different exercise needs and some won’t even get off the sofa in the rain. Others need good long walks every day. Without sufficient walks a dog can become depressed, destructive and develop behavioral problems.[mnleft]

This is as important to you as it is to the dog.  If your dog is not getting the right amount of exercise, his behavior will not be at its best either. Many dogs who do not go out enough tend to have more behavioral problems then the ones that do get enough.

The more exercise your dog gets, the happier he will be when he’s in the home, and of course, it’s very important for the dog’s long-term health as well.

2. Social Contact

I don’t just mean social contact with people. Dogs need other dogs. The only exception is an overly worried or aggressive pet.

Wild dogs live in groups where they learn from each other about play, social skills, how to interact and many other communication types that we often miss.

So if you don’t have multiple dogs find your dog some canine friends for some rough and tumble, or even just a sedate doggy chat about the weather.

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