Spending Quality Time with Your Dog

Our dog Maui and my daughter
How much time can you spend with your dog? All day long, half of a day or few hours in a day? Regardless of how much you spend your quality time with your dog, it is essential to include them in any sorts of activities you do. Just like children, dogs need attention and love from their master. They are considered a man’s best friend because they are loyal, playful and sweet. However, some dog owners are too busy with their lives, leaving the dog inside their house, alone and lonely. This is a common problem faced by most dog owners because they cannot set time for their pet. But anyone can spend time with their dog without putting much effort. 

Here are five ways  in spending quality time with your dog.

  • Take him along with you. Whether you run errands, pick your kids from school, or shop at a grocery store, including your lovely dog is a hassle-free method of giving him the attention and love he needs. Some animal behaviorist suggest that dog owners  who have a lifestyle of being around the house, watch movies or soccer games and fetch the kids from school should let their dog participate in these daily activities to promote and meet the dog’s social needs.

  • Sleep with your dog. Dog experts agree that allowing the pet to sleep in your bedroom promotes bond without extra effort on your part. It is not necessary to place the dog in your bed but as long as they are at your room and you sleep with him every day, it will be great already. 

  • Do things that both of you like. Dogs are physically active. Take time to find things that will benefit you both. You and your dog can do activities like running, swimming or hiking. 

  • Try to multi-task. If you are busy cooking or cleaning the house, you can command your dog to sit still or lie down. Train him to do it so that it will not be a burden on your part. You can also brush his hair or cuddle him when you are watching TV shows. 

  • Delegate your dog to other family member. If you happen not to live alone, you can ask help from other members of the family. Delegating the responsibility to them will minimize effort on your part and will enable the dog’s needs to be met. Teach them how to care for the pet and be sure that all of you are consistent with the commands you use. 

With these five simple ways of spending time with your dog, his needs such as feeding, exercise and attention will be attained. Whether you have a lot of things to do, a little creativity will cover up the time you have not spent with your dog.

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15 Respones to "Spending Quality Time with Your Dog"

Robert Mancelita, Jr. said...

Wow! Thank you for the tips! :)

October 10, 2011 at 6:31 PM
Belle said...

Great tips... We do not have our own dog anymore. The first dog I ever had was Lucky, I lost him after few weeks of taking care about him. We were not able to trace where Lucky goes.

October 11, 2011 at 6:38 AM
tndcallphilippines said...

our dog sleeps on the bed... but goes back to his own bed (on the floor) when i've fallen asleep. :)

October 11, 2011 at 6:49 PM
Admin said...

@Belle: We used to have a very old dog before and he just gone without a trace too :/ Other people said that older dogs just leave their masters if their time comes. Maybe the dog dont want their masters to see them that they are dying or something

@TND: Well thats a very good dog, he make sure that his/her master is secured before he/she leave the premises.

October 11, 2011 at 10:08 PM
Karla said...

I love this post. :) I can relate especially with the bit about sleep with your dog. We bought our dog a bed and he's like a human cuddling his pillow. He also knows when to go to his bed and sleep, hehe.

By the way, what is the breed of your dog? He looks so fluffy and cute! ^__^

October 12, 2011 at 3:24 AM
sriramnivas said...

Dog is man's best friend. So, why not spend some quality time with this faithful four legged creature??? Pet lovers will obviously love this post and I'm very much sure about it. For now, what I will pray to God is 'Give my pet dog a longer life span so that I don't have to feel the pain of losing a lovely member of my family, when it meets its end. Anyways, what is to happen will always happen......So. keep posting and ALL THE BEST FRIEND.
From: sriramnivas.wordpress.com

October 12, 2011 at 4:12 AM
Admin said...

@Karla: We do not know exactly what breed our dog is. It was just given by a friend of my mother. He is indeed fluffy and a bit bigger than ordinary dog :)

October 12, 2011 at 6:18 AM
Admin said...

@sriramnivas: Hope your pet will be alright soon, just take care of it. Thanks for dropping by :)

October 12, 2011 at 6:19 AM
Vishal Kataria said...

There is no living being (not even a human) as loyal, trustworthy, and simply lovable as a dog. It's our duty to take care of them if we decide to adopt them for our pleasures.

Great points put forth here... Hope all pet owners go through them...

October 12, 2011 at 10:48 AM
Admin said...

I truly agree with you Vishal, there nothing on earth that can be compared to the loyalty of a dog to its master :D

Thanks for dropping by :)

October 12, 2011 at 12:02 PM
Manila Life said...

Great tips! Especially the multitasking part. I apply it too. I play fetch with my dog whenever I'm surfing the net.=)

October 13, 2011 at 7:25 AM
Admin said...

Fetching is one thing that dogs love, this is also a way for a master to have quality time with its bestfriend :D

October 13, 2011 at 9:40 AM
Karthik said...

Hats -off, brilliant post :)

October 17, 2011 at 7:53 PM
david miller said...

The old maxim 'the more I know people the more I love my dog' rings more true today than in the past. My dog is my one loyal and true friend.

December 9, 2011 at 6:45 AM
Jullianne said...

Great tips! My dog wants to roll in the ground every after bath and it makes me go crazy. I have to chain him until he's dry grrrrr!

December 17, 2011 at 9:28 AM

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