Activities For Bonding With Your Pet
Spending quality time with your pet is vital for bonding together. Bonding with your pet is beneficial for both yours and their mental health and overall well-being. In this article we’ll be exploring various activities that you could do with your pet to help bond, from playtimes to cuddle times, and help you create a lasting friendship for years to come.
Playtime is the best way to bond with your pet, it is also an excellent way to provide your pet with exercise, mental stimulation and enrichment. Using toys is an excellent method of encouraging your pet to play. We have a number of toys you can use to interact with your fur baby. For dogs, throw and fetch toys are great for playing together, or even rope and tug toys to play games like tug of war. For cats, wands and teasers are an excellent way to encourage your feline friends to play and chase. You can also make use of catnip to get your cat into a more playful mood if you find that they’re just ignoring you.
One of the most mutually beneficial activities you can do to bond with your pet is training them. Start with simple commands such as sit, stay, and follow, and you can then expand into more complex commands and tricks.
Training is also an amazing way to help stimulate your pet and provide mental enrichment. Training can also help stifle behavioral problems and help rid your pet of any excess energy or restlessness.
Housetraining your pet will also encourage them to not make a mess indoors, saving you the effort of constantly cleaning up after them. You can also train your fur baby not to destroy your furniture or personal belongings, with the use of training sprays & repellents.
Another way you can bond with your little one is to regularly groom them. Something as simple as brushing their fur, or bathing them once a week is a great way to spend time together.
We have a number of brushes and combs available for all breeds and fur types, as well as a range of shampoos and conditioners to help keep your fur-baby squeaky clean. Each type of brush and shampoo is carefully catered to suit the needs of your pet, from skin sensitivity to coat colors.
Be sure to check out our article on How To Groom Your Pet According To Their Coat Type, for an in-depth look at the best way to groom your little ones.
Quiet Time Together
Bonding together doesn’t necessarily mean you have to play or go on adventures. Bonding with your pet can simply be spending time together cuddling or taking naps.
Pets love affection, and showing them affection through stroking their fur and giving them cuddles is an excellent way to bond with them. This is especially true for pets who suffer from anxiety, or for older pets. Sometimes all they need is quiet time together with their families.
Taking walks or jogs with your pet is a great bonding activity. Not only is exercise beneficial for your pets health, but it’s also beneficial for your own. Taking daily walks or even jogging every day can be great for your pets and your own mental health as well.
Establishing a routine for walks will also help your pet feel more at ease during their day to day lives and also have them look forward to spending time with you while on walks. Walks aren’t just for dogs either, with the right harness, you’ll be able to train your kitty to go on walks with you as well, providing them with an excellent source of exercise and stimulation.
There are a number of destinations around the UAE that are Pet Friendly. Consider visiting one of these destinations with your fur baby, or even just take small car rides together.
There are a number of places that you and your pet can explore together. With a retractable leash, you can take your dog out to the desert safely, or out to a dog friendly park or beach. Taking trips together is a great way to bond with your dog, or even cat, if your cat isn’t a nervous traveler. Check out our car accessories for a safe journey with your dog, or our range of carriers for cats.
Establishing a bond with your pet is vital for their happiness and wellbeing. From training, to cuddles, to trips together, these activities will help forge a friendship and bond that will last a lifetime between you and your pet. Your furry companion will love spending time with you, and you’ll definitely enjoy spending time with them!