Pups do not want to be babied by their parents. They certainly not. They just want love and attention from their human.
If you are a pet owner and want to learn how to pamper your pet the best way on a small budget, this blog explains some of the surefire ways –
1. Give Your Pet a Massage –
Pets love massaging. Just run your hands on the forehead or abdomen of your dog, they would close their eyes and start enjoying it.
Massaging strengthens the bonding between the owner and the pet. It is a way to show your love for your pet and become his/her favorite person in your home.
Studies suggest that pets that get hand massage from their parent on a daily basis are more relaxed, calm, and friendly.
Although massaging your pet does not require you to undergo any training, watching a few how to massage your pet videos on YouTube would ease your day.
2. Give Meals on Time –
Pets, especially dogs, are always food motivated and some dogs seem to be always hungry. That’s mainly because they run and play a lot.
But that does not mean you should offer them anything to gulp down. Instead, prepare a time table and feed them as per the schedule.
It can be homecooked food, something that you eat too. It makes the dog to think that they are a part of your family and everybody in the family takes the same food.
Do not order special food for your pets. Though, for special occasions, you can cook special meals for them.
There is another reason to give your pet homecooked food. It is healthier and inexpensive. While preparing food for your dog, do avoid food items and ingredients that are not approved for dogs, such as onions, coconut oil, sugar, salt, coffee, and chocolate.
3. Bath –
Some pets love bathing and some don’t. But if your dog does, take him/her for a warm, soapy shower session once or twice every week.
It helps the pooch feel relaxed, apart from enhancing the bonding between you two at the same time.
When you combine showering with a gentle back, head, and abdominal massage, it becomes a fun-filled weekly occasion for your pet.
4. Dog Ornaments –
When it is a festive occasion, do you dress up your dog as well? No? Well, you SHOULD, because pets are like your family member and it has the right to enjoy the occasion.
Get festive-themed attire and dog ornaments to adorn your cutie pie. These dog accessories will take their beauteousness to the next level.
Got another cool idea to make dog feel special? Let us know in the comments section below.
5. Teach and Train –
Some pets, specifically dogs, love to obey and follow their parent. You could also consider teaching your doggie a new trick every week/month.
It is a brilliant way to make the dog feel pampered.
Learning a new trick or activity for a curious kind of dog could be a fun experience. According to dog psychologists, such exercises can help boost the confidence level of your pet, as it gets a chance to get closer to you and receives rounds of appreciation from you.
6. Swimming –
Dogs are natural swimmers and they love soaking and swimming, especially, on a hot summer day.
If you have a swimming pool on your property, help your dog cool itself down by taking a dive in the pool. You can play with your pet in the pool as well. If you do not have a pool, find a commercial pool operator that allows pets.
And if you are doing it for the first time, do check out the pet-friendly swimming pool games.
7. Outing –
It’s a must to take your dog for a walk every day. But, do not forget to take it out for picnic or camping. The idea is to get your pet involved in some other outdoor activities, occasionally.
You can bring your dog to a nearby park or the woods. This helps dog to socialize with other pets and explore and understand the nature more closely.
Play with your dog when in outdoors. Stay close to it when there are other people around, so it does not scare anyone or feel terrified because of something or someone unfamiliar.
8. A New Dog Bed –
Dog bed gives your pet comfort and confidence. Pup bed works the same way our bed works for us.
If you do not have a dog bed for your pet, it is time. And if it has been more than a year since you last changed the bed of your dog, then also now is the time to replace the old one.
Ideally, you should change the dog bed when you notice that it looks torn or worn.
When you give you dog a new gift, they love it and feel blessed and pampered.
9. Cuddling –
Studies suggest that cuddling with pets helps increase oxytocin levels in our body. Simply put, it reduces the stress and depression in both – the parent and the pet.
Oxytocin is also called the “live hormone”. Therefore, it deepens the love between you and your doggie.
If you notice that your dog is stressed out, cuddling, talking and playing will help in stress management.
10. Custom Collar –
Now, let’s talk about some pet fashion accessories. You can get a collar, harness, or buckle custom designed for your pet to revamp its style and cuteness.
Just choose a style that goes well with the personality of your cat or dog and ask the supplier to personalize it for your pet.