What’s the one thing you want to resolve as far as your dog is concerned?
How about better bonding?
Bonding with your dog does not boil down to one specific solution because there are several ways you can boost your relationship with your furry friend.
Good to know, right?
While you both may be spending more time indoors for the present moment, we’ve compiled a list of ways you can improve your bond with your dog.
They say it takes two to tango. Well, it takes two to bond.
However, you can’t really bond with someone you don’t understand and vice versa.
If you can’t understand what your dog is communicating to you or if your dog doesn’t understand what you are communicating, you won’t be able to bond with each other as much as you would like to.
Spend time doing your research and calling professionals who can guide you on how to understand what your dog is communicating to start.
Understanding your dog’s verbal and non-verbal cues can make the world of a difference. You’ll also need to spend more time recognizing their likes and dislikes.
Don’t you find yourself enjoying the company of people who know what you want or don’t want on a regular basis? Dogs feel the same way.
Practice patience in this area.
It may not be easy learning what your dog is communicating to you at first, but eventually you’ll get the hang of it.
Interact and Play with Your Dog
Who do you cling to more? The person who keeps you stimulated or the person who bores the life out of you?
Our guess is the person who keeps you stimulated.
Dogs enjoy your company! They love waking up and spending their day with you.
Keep them stimulated. Interact with them. Play with your furry friend.
Dogs need to be stimulated. It’s that simple.
You can’t expect them to bond with you if you never interact with them and entertain them with fun activities.
Show Them You Care
Dogs need love and they have feelings too.
A dog can recognize a person who truly loves them and one who doesn’t care for them too much.
Give your furry friend a hug.
Spend some time petting them and showing them a little affection. Bonds are made stronger when both parties know that the love is there.
What Does a Good Bond Look Like?
After reading this, you might be wondering how you can tell if the “bond” is there between you and your dog. Here are some signs that you and your dog have a great bond.
- They always want to be around you and follow you everywhere you go
- They respond to you quite often and easily
- They are very protective of you
- You know what they want or don’t want, and they can easily communicate their needs to you
- They enjoy playing and interacting with you
It should be easy to tell if your relationship with your dog needs work or not. There is always room for improvement no matter where you stand with your furry friend.
If you feel that you and your dog just aren’t bonding enough, now is a great time to work on your relationship.
As we all know, all relationships take work. Bonding with your dog is no different.
Don’t get frustrated. Bonding takes time, but it’s not impossible.
When dog training programs become available again, we encourage you to consider signing your dog up for a training class. This will greatly help you and your dog to improve your relationship together, which will help improve your bonding.