We all love to play with our puppies and dogs in the back yard. Running and jumping; hiding and hugging; are all bonding activities and signs of affection that are great between us and our active dogs. We can experience years and years of exercise and active play with our canine best friends.
At some time, our canine best friends will start to slow down. They grow older and just can’t do all the things they once did. They start to loose their mobility, hearing, and sight. They also can start to become more cranky and give you a grrr when you start to engage them.
They are just getting old. This is a natural progression of life that we all will eventually face. We need to understand how to deal with our dog’s lager years in order to still have a great dog and wonderful relationship. Also, please check out our Healthy Dog Supplements to help manage the aging process.
When used properly, dog houses can be a great safety retreat for our dogs. It can be a place where they can hang out, away from the heat and noise of the back yard. It is also “their place”, just like their crate or doggie bed. It can give them a feeling of belonging and being a part of the rest of the family, when combined with family activities and play time.
Giving your dog a dog house of his own is more than just going to the dog store, buying something that will fit in the back of your SUV, and dropping it in the back yard.
We all love our dogs and just want to give them hugs and kisses all the time. The problem is that, even though we (humans) want as much love and affection as we can get, our dogs start to have a problem when we give them too much.
Our dogs want to love us and want us to love them. They also want to be reassured that we are keeping them safe and secure by our strength and resolution. Constant affection can undermine this process. Balance and proper delivery is key in having a loving, respectful, and secure relationship.