The past year has brought about lots of new pandemic pets and we are all for it! As pet parents ourselves, we understand that getting a new pup or cat can come with a lot of work. From getting all their essentials to training them, it can sometimes get a little overwhelming. So, we asked our very own Life’s Abundance employees for their top tips on having a furry friend.
Want more? Here’s additional tips and tricks we felt you just had to know!
Nail clipping is so much easier with a second person holding an enticing treat level to the floor. It's a wonderful distraction to help keep the dog in place and distracted. Who knew they could love a pedicure?! - Arin
I try to get creative and make fun games for my dog, Tucker, to keep his mind busy. Like putting his food in a puzzle. - Alyssa
Establish pack leadership, pack mental health, and boundaries for the pack inside the house. - Jennifer
Don't free feed, give 2-3 small meals a day and always plenty of water. - Stephen
Entertain them when away at work. Lots of toys and I have an interactive camera so I can say hi to her and send her a treat. I also use a treat holder and I leave that in the morning before I leave to keep her a little entertained. - Denise
Make sure your dog is microchipped and has a collar on with his or her name and a phone number to call if they get lost. - Rocky
Do not start feeding your dog table scraps. It will be very hard to resume pet food after your vet yells at you for doing something you know you shouldn’t have started to begin with. Just don't do it. If you must, keep a bag of high-quality dog treats around and toss one out every so often. - Sasha
Whether you’re a new pet parent or an experienced one, we hope you learned something new!
What are your best tips you use for your furry friends? Comment below!
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