10 Ways To Please Your Pooch

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.


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Courtesy: The Kong Company
Courtesy: The Kong Company

Distraction toys such as a Kong can provide additional hours of fun if you stuff it with Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree and freeze the toy until the puree is solid. Be sure to give the stuffed Kong to your dog outside or somewhere where you won’t mind cleaning up the mess – if he doesn’t lick up everything for you! Peanut butter is another great option. Courtesy Kong