One moment of your time, just a few minutes out of your day can make your dog “smile” all week or at least cuddle up and sleep while you go out into the world. Remember they only have you to wait for while you have the whole world.
Dogs socializing with other dogs and their humans keep your dogs healthy and happy. Believe it or not a dog has the same kind of up and down moods as its owner. A dog is happy when it is warm, well-fed and well-loved. When I️ ask my doggie if she wants to go to the dog park, she lights up and runs wild. She skips happily to the car and cries louder as we approach the turn. Just a few walks around, a few sniffs at other dogs, laying on her back for some adult attention and skipping around makes her happy for days. In fact, she usually gets tired after three short walks around. She is happy and content the rest of the day. These are memories that make for a happy pet who cuddles up a little more and will stand by your side forever. There is no stronger loyalty and love than that from your sweet little puppy whose whole life revolves around seeing you come home, getting a cookie and getting a belly rub.
So when you have that extra half hour or so to spare, give your time to the one who loves you unconditionally. They are only with us for a short time, let it be special for them.