Most of us love dogs, and at least have one as our pet at home. In fact, We should do our part to learn more about our dog’s needs and desires, and do our best to help provide them with all they need, and so we, in return, will be able to get most out of this special relationship with our most faithful companions.
Since you are your dog’s whole world, you should keep in mind these 20 facts about dogs for a better relationship with your fluffy pet.
The average life expectancy of a dog is 8 to 15 years. Make sure you visit a vet for regular check-ups even when they’re healthy as this will help maintain your pet’s health and well being and keep them with you longer.
You need to leave some clothing with him that you’ve worn. In fact, it’s been proven that the scent you leave behind on your clothes can help ease your dog’s separation anxiety.
Ever wonder why babies seem to have a special bond with the family dog? It’s because they speak the same language, roughly 250 words, and gestures. So to develop good mental health for your children, make them grow with a dog. Also, Kids raised with dogs feel more caring, happy, responsible, and intelligent.
Studies show that microbes exchanged between dogs and people may have a positive probiotic effect on the human body that affects our overall health. Also, dogs' kisses help to cheer up people at hospitals, nursing homes, and schools.
Your dog likes to be busy and active. And keep him fit will not only maintain their physical health, but it will also keep them mentally happy too. “A tired dog is a happy dog.”
Petting your dog and gazing into their eyes releases oxytocin (i.e the “love hormone”) not only for you but for them as well which makes you both happy. Also, dogs bond with their humans in a similar way that babies do with their parents and naturally want to please them
Studies show that people who have a dog are happier: In fact, dog owners are less likely to suffer from depression than non-pet owners. Also, the emotional bond owners feel towards their pets reduces their reaction to stress and lowers their heart rate.
Dogs always look for help from their owners. They eventually derive comfort, security, and motivation from their humans.
Every gesture count for your dog, even if it is a small one. Dogs are just happy to be loved and cared for, and every minute you spend with them only makes them love you more.
Dogs cannot be left outside when it is too hot or too cold. In fact, leaving a dog out without shelter in extreme weather could result in sickness or death. It would be best if you kept them safe inside the house.
Every dog is unique, and he wants to feel happy around you. You need to take care of him. Your dog will feel special and safe and need to be clean and their coat needs to be kept clean and brushed free of mats. Also, dogs also need their teeth regularly brushed to avoid cavities and disease.
A study found that your pet can actually soothe you more than the presence of a friend or spouse during a stressful situation. In fact, nursing home residents felt less lonely with an alone visit from a dog than a visit with both a dog & another resident.
Dogs like to socialize with people and to spend more time with their owners in order to not get lonely, suffer separation anxiety, or act out with bad behavior. Also, dogs need to spend time interacting with their humans every single day.
These little creatures are capable of locating the source of a sound in 6/100ths of a second by using their swiveling ears like radar dishes. However, they don’t understand speeches, but they respond to keywords, vocal tones, and body language.
Dogs love food so much, but the food you give your dogs is not the only thing they need. Despite the food, dogs need love, care, and protection.
Positive training has been shown to have better results to modify your dog’s behavior. Harsh training methods will harm your dog. In fact, researchers suggest training your dog well and early on to avoid any problems with aggression.
Indeed, dogs may not be able to speak our language, but they try to communicate with us in gestures like barking and wet kisses.
Your dog may suddenly act aggressively, or not want to walk or eat; it could mean he is sick or injured. So if you notice a change in his normal behavior or routine, this could indicate there’s something wrong.
Just like puppies, senior dogs also needed to be cherished cause they spent many more years loving and being loyal to their humans.
In mourning processes, diseases, traumatic events, etc., the dogs help us through their presence and loyalty to cross it in company with closeness and unconditional attention to their owners.