Just like humans, your dog also needs regular exercise to stay healthy. If daily walk no longer works for your four-legged best friend, then the following suggestions might help you out:
Following the dog
This is a great activity not just for your dog but for you as well. As the name implies, you will let your dog lead you to wherever he goes (instead of you leading the dog). This is fun especially as you won’t know where your dog will lead you.
Take your dog outdoors and run with him. Running is one of the best exercises for dogs and for you as well. So, enjoy the outdoors and boost your stamina with running.
Joining an agility activity
If your dog is the type with almost endless energy, then having him join an agility activity is perfect for him. The combination of running and jumping will definitely be fun for your pet.
Playing with other dogs
There’s no any other better way to make your dog have fun and exercise at the same time other than letting him play with the other dogs.
Teaching your dog tricks
Do not forget to boost your dog’s mental health through teaching him dog tricks. If this is your first time, you may want to begin with simpler ones. There are tons of resources that you can find online.
The joy of finally owning a dog is simply priceless. But, before you get too excited with your ‘ownership’ you have to realize that your responsibilities as a pet owner now begin. One of those responsibilities is giving your pet a name.
If you’re clueless as to how exactly do that, here are some tips to help you out:
- Choose a name that you like
Of course! When you’re giving your pet a name, might as well pick one that you really like. Besides, you’ll be calling your dog more often using that name. If you pick one that sounds awkward to you, it can be pretty hard for you to call your dog.
- Opt for shorter name
Choose for a name that has one to two syllables. The shorter it is, the better. Giving your dog a shorter name will not only be favorable to you; it will also be to your pet.
- Be unique
There are names that have become too common in the dog world (think about Max, Bailey, Molly, Lucy). While it’s tempting to pick one of these common names when the going gets tough, it’s still not a good idea to pick a common name. Just imagine how awkward it is to call your dog Max, only to find out that there are other dogs named Max in the park.
- Pick a suitable name
If you’re the kind of person who usually gives reason to everything then you might want to consider naming your dog base on its personality or natural inclination (e.g. Cookie if it loves cookies, etc.).
- Avoid difficult names
This is no-brainer. Giving your dog a difficult name such as a foreign translation of its English name is pretty useless. Keep your dog’s name short and simple.