Dog happiness is a very subjective term, and you have to have patience with your dog to achieve this. As an owner, you can use some actions to help your dog be happier and you can use some things you give your dog to help him be happier too. Take a look at some of the easy ways to make your dog happy, and you can quickly see how your actions can create a very happy dog.
Don’t Make Your Dog Wait
Don’t be like a spoiled child, always demanding that he be happy before you reward him, because this will reinforce the fact that you are the boss, and your dog is second best. So when he tries to jump on you, and you refuse to let him, and he becomes upset and tries to bite you, don’t give him a cookie because this will make him think that it’s okay to be upset.
The key is to do the right thing when you see your dog happy, and the wrong thing when you see him unhappy. So when you see your dog happily playing with its owner, do something you like to show him how happy he is to be with you. Run up to him and give him a Happy Talk, so he can understand that he’s happy to be with you.
Teach Your Dog Tricks
Teach your dog tricks to be happy because it gives your dog the feeling that you are pleased with his obedience. He’ll associate that being happy makes you happy too. So when you are with him, let him know that you are pleased with his actions, and show him some positive feedback, like rubbing his belly or petting his head. This reinforces the idea that doing what you ask him to do is good, and doing what you do to be happy is good.
Give Your Dog Food with a Smile
Give your dog food, and smile at him, and pet him. You can pet him, and smile at him. This tells your dog that it’s okay to be happy because you are pleased with his actions. When you’re happy, he’s happy, and they’re happy. So they think they’re also good.
Give Your Dog Stuff
Give your dog treats with a smile, and talk to him, because doing these things reinforces that you’re happy with his obedience. You can feed him tasty snacks, and give him a toy to play with. Your dog will associate that his actions make you happy and that you’re happy with it. This then makes him happy.
Provide Stuff Your Dog Needs
Providing stuff your dog needs is good, because you’re reinforcing your dog’s behavior. You can provide him with treats, snacks, or toys that reinforce positive behavior. You can also shower him with praise when he complies with your commands. All of these reinforce positive behavior and help your dog enjoy his time with you.
These are the basic maneuvers that you can do with your dog, as most of them are fun and rewarding for them. Don’t be surprised if you notice that you enjoy doing these tricks more than usual, they make your dog happy too.
These are some of the fundamental methods you can take with your dog. You can do them with a lot of different dogs too. In some cases, you might find that the only dog that you can reliably do these tricks with is the same dog that you already have. For some others, just getting the dog to follow you will be enough.
These are just some of the primary tricks that you can do with your dog. You can do them with your dog at home.