Last Updated on February 17, 2021
It is a truth universally acknowledged that happier dogs live longer! And who doesn’t want to make their little ones happy? We all know how to take care of our dogs — giving them the best dog treats and the highest quality dog food, buying them toys, taking them on walks, playing with them, etc. But do we all know how to “pamper” our dogs? Just the fact that you’re looking up ways to make your dog happier means you’re a great pet parent. But you know what, you will be a god-tier dog parent if you follow these five tips to pamper your dog! Don’t keep your dog waiting. Here is how to make your dog happy!
1. Give your dog a massage
So you think you’re the only one who can get a massage? Your dog needs a good massage, too! This is such a great way to pamper your dog, so here is how to do it: Make sure that your dog is calm and sleepy, not full of energy, or in the mood to play. Start by petting your dog fur gently, then start stroking their head, shoulders, back, and limbs to help them become even calmer. Start massaging your dog’s neck in a circular manner, move to their shoulders, then to the chest. Start massaging your dog’s back then front legs. Giving your dog a massage will help them overcome anxiety and stress, or pain, if there is any. And let’s not forget, a massage will strengthen your bond and make your dog fall in love with you even more!
2. Give your dog a bath
If your dog likes water, why not give them a soapy bath with nice aromas that will stimulate their senses? A bath can be as relaxing as a massage if done right, so here is how to do it: Brush your dog’s fur gently before the bath. Talk or hum to your dog to calm them as you gently pour lukewarm water. Use dog shampoo and massage your dog as you wash their hair. Rinse your dog very well, leaving no shampoo residue. Dry your dog and give them the treats they deserve! What a way to freshen up your dog and make them happier and more relaxed!