I know you love your dogs (I sure do love mine!)  and I love to spoil them. Dr. Jon of PetPlace.com received many suggestions from dog lovers on how to spoil their dogs. He’d like to share a few with you today. Enjoy!

Tips for how to spoil your dog:
1. Keep A Photo of Your Dog

This is a great tip for keeping your pooch safe. Keep a picture of your dog with you. It is a great way to prove ownership and help others assist in locating her if she is ever lost. Also, it is a great way for pet lovers to brag about their pet.

2. Just Be Around

Beyond all the normal ways to spoil your dog, what your dog loves most is having you around. One pet lover wrote, “The bottom line is to just spend time with them, they really don’t seem to care what I do, just so long as I’m around.  And it’s good for me too; their happiness and devotion is special, no other creature on this earth gives so much of themselves as do dogs.”

3. Find a Good Dog Sitter or Responsible Kennel

When you travel, take the time to spoil your dog by finding a responsible person to watch your dog while you’re away. This can take time but is important and worth it.  They are your babies and they deserve the best.

4. Give Them Individual Exercise Attention

Exercise is important to dogs for their mental and physical health and all dogs are different. One pet lover wrote, “My husband and I have four dogs…and we spoil each one by giving individual exercise attention.” What treat or toy really turns on one dog will be different for another dog.

5. Buy a Surprise at the Store

One pet lover spoils her dogs by buying a surprise at the store. She writes, “I spoil my dogs by always getting treats for them at the grocery store.  As soon as I come in, I make them sit down and wait until I get all the grocery bags inside and set them on the floor.  They both stick their noses just inside the bags and it never fails, they always find the bag with their “sealed” treats inside!  It amazes me each time they do it.”

6. Thank Your Dog for What He Teaches You

Another dog lover writes, “A dog is one of God’s gifts to us so that we may grow and learn.  There is so much you can learn from your dog.  The bonds we form with our pets are amazing.  The ways I spoil my dog are my gifts back to her for what she has taught me about myself and life.”

7. Be Prepared to Do the Best

Another way to spoil your dog is to ensure that you can do the best for him in case a medical problem or emergency occurs. If you are on a budget – the best way to do this is to consider pet insurance. Take a minute and find out if it is right for you.

I hope these tips help give you some new ideas about spoiling your precious pooch. 

Until next time,
Dr. Jon

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Charlie Bear loves peanut butter in his little Red Kong and Rex loves ear scratches. Do you have a special way to spoil your dog?

7 Ways to Spoil Your Dog

4 thoughts on “7 Ways to Spoil Your Dog

  • April 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Terrific, BJ, I’ll pass it on to Jen for Crosby. And, come to think about it, much of this applies to the children, too. 🙂

    • April 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm

      Jean, I agree! So important to do these things with both our furry friends and our beloved children. Aren’t the dogs and cats just kids with fur anyway?
      Hugs to you!

  • April 19, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Love this, B.J. Especially to thank your dog for what he teaches you!

    • April 20, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      Julie, I’m learning so much from Charlie Bear, and you from Clyde as well. Have a great learning experience and as we grow and learn, our dogs grow and learn too.
      Hugs to you,
      B.J., Charlie Bear, and Rex


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