Being an Epic Pet Parent




Sharing life with a dog is a richly rewarding and wonderful experience. It is our responsibility to ensure our dogs not only have their daily needs met but get to experience the best the world has to offer. Here are 10 top tips to being an EPIC pet parent:

1. Research your dog’s breed. Learn about what they were bred for and love to do. This will help you to provide them with outlets for naturally rewarding behaviour as well as understand them on a deeper level.

2. Provide them with a well balanced and nutritious diet and always have fresh water available in a clean bowl. Make sure your dog has regular access to a toilet zone and be attentive to their needs.

3. Create a zen zone for your dog – a quiet, comfortable place to rest so that they can get enough sleep without being disturbed by the daily activities around the home.

4. Select comfortable and well fitting equipment for your dog to wear, including a collar, tag, and harness, as well as appropriate length lead.

5. Ensure your dog gets an appropriate amount of physical activity throughout the day. This can prevent them becoming bored or destructive, but make sure not to over exercise them as they are growing.

6. Take your dog routinely to the vet and groomer and be sure to make it fun and enjoyable for your dog. Spending time building positive associations early will make a huge difference.

7. Train your dog! From the essentials to fun tricks and games, training is a great way for you to bond and connect with your dog as well as a great way to exercise the brain.

8. Ditch the bowl! Create new and interesting ways for your dog to enjoy their daily meals and provide mental enrichment that will leave them feeling content and happy.

9. Learn all about canine first aid, so you can help your dog quickly in case of an accident or emergency.

10. Go on adventures and explore with your dog. No matter what age your dog is, there are always fun, new experiences to enjoy together. Make the most out of every day.

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