You know that having a dog has really added to your life and brought another dimension of richness. After all, you spend time with this critter, training and caring for it, which inevitably builds a relationship that gives you insight into selfless caring, opportunities to practice patience, times to learn the benefit of consistency in your interactions, and overall the steadfast loyalty your dog brings to the relationship. Some people tout dog ownership as an excellent practice ground prior to having children and becoming a parent. The give and take of the caring relationship with your dog is something you can cultivate.
Here are some ideas for building your relationship with your canine companion:
2Get out and get exercise together
Dogs have a great deal of energy and need an active outlet for this energy. Not only is this exercise, but when you are out on a walk, your dog uses all his senses, which are much more aware than ours. The smells and sounds will engage his mind, use up his excess energy and really get him thinking. A well-exercised dog is less likely to become a barking problem, or get into destructive mischief. Just like with humans, exercise helps to keep away obesity and the related health problems as well.