Having a dog should be fun. There is so much that you can do with your new friend that you’ll want to get started as soon you get your dog. With that in mind, here are three fun things that you can do with your dog.
It might surprise you, but training your dog can be fun. It doesn’t need to be something that is a chore because both you and your dog can enjoy the experience. In fact, it is good for a dog to be trained and they will be happier for it. You can find training information on the internet, in a book or take your dog to local classes. Whichever you choose, you should start as early as possible as bad habits can be hard to break. Training your dog will help the two of you to forge a bond and your dog will listen to your commands and you will have a lot more fun together in the future.
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Dogs love their toys. You can play with them with a bit of rope and play tug of war or let them chew on something that they enjoy by themselves. However, you need to make sure that they have a good range of high-quality toy to play with and that they don’t get bored. Dog toys allow you to bond with your dog and treat them for good behavior or just because. A lot of dogs need to chew on something, and this is just part of their genetics, so giving them toys for them to chew on will help prevent them chewing on things that they should not. Having some fun dog toys around is a great way to play with your dog in the house and spend some time with them inside. However, toys also include things like balls and frisbees. These are both excellent outdoor toys and playing fetch with your dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have for both parties. The dog loves the attention, chasing the ball and the exercise and it is a lot of fun to throw it and watch the dog run back and forth.
Dogs need a lot of exercise, so if you enjoy walking then, this will be a lot easier for you. Taking your dog on long walks is rewarding because you have their company and they get to enjoy the outdoors. This might be taking them to a local park or enjoying something more adventurous by going hiking or trekking. Either way, you need to make sure that your dog gets enough exercise each day for health reasons. The walks will also benefit you and help to keep you fit and healthy as well so it is a win-win situation. The fun part about walking with your dog is that you can to experience everything from the point of view of the dog. Suddenly everything becomes exciting, and it is invigorating watching them enjoy themselves. You can bring a ball or a frisbee on a walk with you or even practice your training, so a walk really can have multiple uses.
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