This week, we will be covering an essential topic that all pet owners must know, and is a topic that is frequently asked. We’ll be highlighting five ways to build a bond with your friendly companion! So without further ado, let’s dive right into it!
1) Spend time with your pet
This one may sound obvious, but spending time with your pet is essential to building a bond with them. Simply hanging around, taking some time out of your day to play with them, or taking them out for a walk, shows them that you truly care about them. Spending time with them is a way of sharing experiences together, which will ultimately improve your relationship with your pet!
2) Reward them for good behaviour
Training your pet may be difficult at times, but giving them a tasty treat when they’ve done right can be extremely helpful. Doing this will help them understand and respond to your commands. And, acknowledging that they’re doing well by rewarding them will contribute to building a better bond!
3) Create trust
Your pet will always count on you as they will come to you for essentially everything. If they’re hungry, need to go out for a walk, or want to play, they will always come to you. Be there for your pet when they need it, and be nice. If you pretend that you want to give them a treat and there is actually none to be given, doing this will harm the trust that they have built for you. Being honest with them truly matters, even though it may not seem like it.
4) Understand their boundaries
Every pet is different as they have their own personalities, just like us humans. If they fear loud noises, being in crowded areas, or whatever it may be, then you should help them be comfortable rather than putting them into such triggering situations. Some pets hate having their nails cut, even though it is a necessary task. So, reward them if they are put into an unpleasant, yet necessary task.
5) Physical Affection
Touching your pet is crucial for your pet to understand the affection that you have for them. By petting them, you are creating a connection of care and affection. Not only does it feel good for them, but it is their way of love.
We hope that you use these tips to create that special bond with your pet! Having a relationship with them is more than necessary as your pet is a part of your family, and they know that. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of our upcoming content such as blogs and posts! And if you haven’t already, follow us on our social media accounts so that you stay up to date with the latest deals, tips, and more!