Who doesn’t want to have a strong bond with their puppy? It should be everyone’s goal. The love usually develops naturally but the bond takes time and patience. So we’re giving you some tips on how to have a stronger bond with your pup.
Be patient with your dog
Patience is key. Make sure that you give time for your furry friend to get used to the new environment and people. At first, they might be a bit shy and scared but if you give them time and work on gaining their trust, their personality will slowly start to blossom.
Puppies love to play whether it’s playing tug of war, a game of fetch or maybe they just love running around the yard with you. Not all dogs like the same games so don’t be disappointed if your puppy isn’t a fan of playing fetch. Playing games is beneficial for you and your dog physically and mentally, it gives both of you a fun way to relax.
Work on some easy tricks
The benefits go beyond impressing people, for example, it increases your dog’s confidence and can be a form of exercise. Make sure to use reward-based training instead of forced. Their reward could be treats, a pat on the head, or a short game of fetch, it all depends on what your dog enjoys.
Take them on a meaningful walk
A meaningful walk means that you stay present during your walk by not using your phone or being distracted by something, your focus should be on your puppy. Letting your dog sniff around without rushing is a great form of mental exercise.
Relax with them
Cuddling with your loyal friend and giving them a belly rub improves your relationship and it gives them a sense of safety. It is proven that petting your dog lowers your stress levels and helps you relax. So it’s a win-win.
Always show your dog how much you appreciate and love them, keep in mind that puppyhood is fast and gone before you know it, so don’t take any moments for granted.