While there is an ongoing debate about who is the more adored pet – a dog or a cat, we must admit that both are extremely cute. However, this article is going to be focused on the more loyal of the two: dogs.
Just like us, our doggie companions love to feel spoiled and well-kept. Pamper them with various shampoos that bring out their fur’s luster and softness. You may even want to spoil them with a paw-dicure (that’s a manicure, if you haven't heard!) And don't be afraid to let your diva show off her fashion sense with a flowered dog collar.
So, your dog is a diva - here is how you can pamper them:
Choose the best quality food for them:
The proper balance of nutrients is essential when feeding your dog. Animals, just like people need a certain combination of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water every day in order to function normally. Fats provide energy, help the brain function, and keep the skin and hair coat shiny and healthy.
Regular brushing and bathing:
Cleaning your dog's teeth regularly will help prevent odor from developing while removing any food particles in between your dog's teeth and gums. Brushing regularly removes tartar and plaque and can also prevent heart disease, arthritis, and multiple other complications.
Exercising should be an essential part of your dog’s daily routine. It keeps your dog healthy and limber while reducing behavioral problems such as excessive licking, barking, chewing, digging, and other anxiety-related behaviors. It also helps your dog build trust and confidence in you and in their environment.
Make them feel like home:
If you have decided that you want your diva to be crate trained for her own safety at home alone, as well as the sense of security in stressful times, then be sure to have a crate ready before she even gets home. Make it super soft and inviting with some old blankets, towels, and a topped-off water bowl.
Play zone for your dog:
A particular dog corner in your home is going to establish boundaries and help them understand that they have a space in your home.
There are a lot of dogs that enjoy going out for car rides – if you think your dog is one of them – then it is a must for you to take your dog out for a car ride. But make sure that they enjoy it.
If your dog is not a part of any dog school, then make sure that you find a dog friend for them. Besides being easier to groom, social dogs have less anxiety and fear.
Anxious and non-socialized dogs also pose a higher risk of running away from home. When a skittish dog encounters something they're not used to, they're likely to bolt, even if that means escaping the comforts of home. The last thing you want is to lose your pet, so it's important to set up playdates and get them accustomed to their surroundings.