Your dog loves you unconditionally, and you probably feel the same way. However, there may be more you can do to ensure your dog is able to live the happiest, healthiest life possible. Dogs who aren’t properly stimulated and cared-for can become bored, unhappy, and develop behavior problems — but there are some easy ways to guarantee your pup is as happy as he or she makes you.
10. Walk It Out
Regular exercise is one of the most important ways to keep your dog happy. Most adult dogs need at least two 30-minute walks a day, so grab that leash and start walking!
9. Don’t Forget To Play
Walking your dog is great, but most dogs need a bit of structured play as well. Tug and fetch are two popular games that can help keep your dog satisfied.
8. Train For Success
The right kind of training should be fun for both dog and owner. Basic obedience commands, including “stay,” “sit,” and “come” may even save your dog’s life, and trick training is good for bonding.
7. Stay Safe
Although hopefully your dog always stays close, a microchip and identifying tags are the most effective tools to make sure he gets home safely if she or he does wander off.
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