Pampering Your Pooch

photo“Yes!” your pup barks excitedly as you enter the door. In your hand is a new fluffy toy with a little jingle bell inside. Pampering your pup can make you as happy as they are. That expression of happiness that falls upon their whole body just puts a smile on your face. As pet owners, treating and pampering our loveable canine companion is something we indeed love to do, and our pup’s love to have done.

Take your pup to the pet store

What do you do when you are wanting to treat yourself? Some people enjoy shopping for a treat- and so does your pup. A trip to the local pet store is like taking a child to the toy store. All the interesting things (and the other pups too) offer your pup a little excitement. You can walk them around, and let them choose from some items they like. Here you can find a variety of pampering items for your pup- toys, a treat or even a luscious pillow that they can’t seem to let go of now.

Toys and treats

Nothing beats that expression of excitement when you show up at the door with a bag of treats that a pup can smell from a mile away. Treats and toys are some of the best pampering devices used by owners.

A stuffed animal (that may not last long) with a squeak inside is always great, and allows you to play a game and interact with your pup to further pamper them. Many pet stores even offer un-stuffed animals for those folks that have a pet that just loves to shred their toys.

Chew toys are great for younger pups whom are teething, and can keep them settled and their teeth off your hands. If squeaking is a little bothersome to you, consider one with a jingle bell inside. Balls that have these can keep a pup rolling around and chasing it for hours.

Edible treats will indeed make your pup happy, but be careful what treats contain. Many of the newer treats have healthy ingredients, but not all are so. Make sure when you treat your pup, you treat them with a healthy snack.


A trip to the groomers keeps your pup clean and smelling fresh, but can a pup enjoy being cleaned? All that attention is indeed nice, but finding a groomer that makes the visit something the pup is actually excited about may take some research. Try finding a place that does such things as paw-decures or may offer a pet massage for your beloved pup. Getting their paws massaged is great for your pup’s nervous system and the visit can leave them relaxed and happy.

A fluffy bed

Have you ever walked into your house and discovered your pup laying on your bed rather than their own? That’s because its soft and well…it smells like you. Pampering your pup with a luscious bed or sleeping area is one of the best ways to treat them- throughout their life. Nothing beats sleeping on a nice comfy cushion surrounded by a blanket and toys. Having  a place that they feel comfortable in that is their private place they can always return too keeps them happy and secure.

Remember that pampering your dog is a lifelong activity. Nothing tells them you love them more than continually showing them what they mean to you by spending special time together.

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