Creating A Healthy Daily Routine For Your Dog.
It is tremendously important that your pet has a set schedule and routine for their daily activities. Routine causes less confusion and chaos in your pups life and leads to less stress and anxiety overall. This system of consistency and responsibility can extend a dog's life! Who wouldn't want that?
Always give your dog food and fresh water at the same time everyday.
First you must do a little research to determine how much food your dog needs to consume on a daily basis. This depends on your dogs breed. Take a moment to browse Google for the answer. When you have determined how much food your dog needs on their daily routine to maintain a healthy diet, divide it throughout the day. Most dogs should be eating twice a day. Mainly in the morning and later in the evening. ALWAYS feed your dog at the same time everyday! This will help keep their walks and bathroom breaks in harmony, and will leave you a lot less stressed. Never leave food out throughout the day. You want to make sure that feeding time is 30 long, from when you give your pup their food. If you leave out your dogs daily portion for him to nibble on all day, then his bathroom and walking schedule will be totally out of whack. Also if you leave their food out then it is much easier for them to get bored of their dog food and ignore it. If they can see their food all day and get to it whenever they want then it becomes less and less exciting for them. Therefore have a set schedule to feed your pet.
Take your dog on bathroom breaks at the same time everyday.
Having a strict routine for your dog is beneficial for both you and your pup. This way you know what to expect from your pet and they know what to expect from you. This is an essential step to potty training a puppy. When they know their routine, then they are less likely to have an accident in your home. Let your dog out after finishing a meal, after excessive play, when you wake up, and before you go to bed. You should at the least be walking your dog three times a day.
Wash your pup.
No matter what breed your dog is, they need to be bathed at least every four months. Regular baths depend on the breed, skin characteristics, fur length, fur coarseness, and sometimes age. With a little bit of research you can find out exactly how many times to wash your pup. Every other week or once a week can be a good starting point. After each bath brush your dog thoroughly. Get in the habit of brushing your dog daily. This would only take up five to ten minutes of your time.
Schedule exercise and play time.
It is essential that dogs play and exercise every single day (no matter what the weather may be). Run around with your pet, play chase, play fetch, teach your dog a new trick, play tug of war, the opportunities are endless. If your dog gets too playful and nips at you, be sure to correct the behavior. say "NO" very firmly but not angrily. You want to correct the behavior, not scare your dog. If you don't have a big yard, you must walk your dog for at least an hour everyday. Without sufficient exercise dogs tend to be restless and unhappy and far more inclined towards discipline problems.
Write down their routine.
Get a piece of paper and write down their routine. Put it on your refrigerator or on your calendar. Just make sure it's someplace that you will see it. Eventually your dogs daily routine will be a part of your daily routine. This will lead to a much happier, healthier pup.