10 Ways To Please Your Pooch

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It’s no secret that dog is man’s best friend. Now a recent survey of American dog owners  details which activities dog owners believe make their dogs  the happiest:

Eating dog treats (96%)
Mealtime (90%)
Chewing a dog bone (87%)
Going on walks (86%)
Snuggling (84%)
Playing fetch (74%)
Riding in the car (71%)
Going to the dog park (56%)
Running/jogging with someone (55%)
Being brushed/groomed (48%)
While dog owners surveyed said that their dogs are happy when getting outside for activities such as going on walks (86%), playing fetch (74%) and taking a trip to the dog park (56%); food is king when it comes to dogs’ happiness. In fact, dog owners reported that eating dog treats (96%), mealtime (90%) and chewing a dog bone (87%) are the top three activities that make their dogs happy.

Ensuring that dogs are happy and healthy members of the family is one of the reasons that passionate dog lover, Captain William Lewis Judy, founded National Dog Week in 1928 to promote responsible pet ownership. Today, more than 85 years later, it continues to be a week worth celebrating with the four-legged friends that love, comfort and entertain us.

tip of the day

Dogs (and some cats) like cool treats just as kids do. Consider freezing Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree dietary supplements in an ice tray and serve ice as a summer treat. Alternatively, turn the frozen treat into something special by freezing the mixture in small plastic cups and using a natural chewy treat as the stick. Insert the treat when the puree is partly frozen to get the stick to stand up properly. The treat should be easy to remove from the cup if you run the cup briefly under lukewarm water.