No matter how much we love our furry family members, sometimes life just gets a little too hectic. Showing our dogs the affection we want to — and the affection they deserve — often falls to the wayside.
Create Morning Cuddle Time
If you’re already stressed about how crazy your morning routine is, try waking up just five or 10 minutes early to include your dog in it.
Leave Toys When You’re Gone
If you have to be gone during the day, make sure your dog has plenty of mental stimulation in your absence.
Let Your Dog Hang Out With You
Even the smallest act — like letting your dog hang around while you work — can help him feel like he’s part of your busy day.
Pay Attention to Praise
It’s easy to turn our attention on our dogs when they misbehave, but by praising them when they are behaving like perfect angels, simply lying there and being quiet and calm or doing something cute, you’re helping to reinforce their good behavior.
Sometimes it’s not about specific actions we take with our pets but rather the way we tune into what they’re feeling that helps show how much we love them.
Grooming them daily!
Get your hands on a Leave-On Non-Rinse Daily Conditioner. It is proven that grooming your dog increases your bonding relationship and brings you and your pet closer.
End Your Night With a Walk
If you’ve taken some time to walk your dog during the day during your own personal breaks, that’s great, but taking time at night to take your dog on a longer walk will be an added bonus.