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Your family has expanded, and now you have one furry member living under your roof. You’re probably extremely excited thinking of all the great fun and the wonderful memories you’ll make together. But you’re probably also wondering what you can do to ensure a happy and healthy life for your dog. Apart from regular vet visits and giving him all the love and attention he needs, you should also focus on establishing a routine for your pooch, and we’ll tell you why this is such an important aspect.
Housetraining becomes easier
It’s a well-known fact that some breeds are more obedient than others. For example, if you want a family dog that is even-tempered and easy to train, a Goldendoodle would be a great choice for you. However, even the calmest and mellow dogs have to be housetrained and that can be quite challenging at times. But if you establish a routine from the first day you bring your new dog home, things will go much smoother. Your new pup will learn the rules of the house faster and unpleasant surprises are less likely to happen.
Anxiety is kept at bay
If your house is a mess and your schedule is chaotic, you’re not the only one who will suffer. Your dog will also be affected by the hustle and bustle that surrounds him and the inconsistency of your schedule. That can make him feel uncomfortable and anxious, not knowing what to expect or what’s going to happen next. But a strict routine can keep this sort of problem at bay and ensure the structure and order your pooch requires to feel safe and protected. When unpredictability is out of the picture your dog will be much happier.
No weight gain issues
When your dog looks at you making those big sad eyes filled with nothing but love and affection it’s hard to resist the urge to spoil them and give them one treat after another. But even though you do it out of love, this can have negative consequences on their health. If you constantly feed your dog and don’t stick to regular meal hours, sooner or later your pooch will face weight gain issues. When your dog is used to having a feeding routine, he won’t beg for food in between meals, and that will keep you from overfeeding him, so his weight will be kept in check.
Learning commands faster
Teaching your dog a few commands and tricks will help you communicate better, but that’s easier said than done. Some breeds are really stubborn and can make this endeavor really difficult. But once again, consistency and routine can make the process easier. You have to repeat the same commands and signals during the training, so you don’t confuse your furry friend, and make sure you schedule your sessions at the same time every day. That will make your dog more receptive to what you’re trying to teach him.
Published by Rohan Manda