How to Give Your Lonely Dog Some Company
1,Playing with Your Dog
Play is an important part of a dog's life. It gives a dog the chance to get some physical and mental exercise that will help keep its body and brain healthy.
In addition to playing with your dog in the evenings, try to schedule a few minutes of playtime in the mornings before you go to work.
2,Reward your dog when you play.
Dogs love to please their owners. When you play with your dog, let it know you're happy with it by giving it verbal praise (Good dog! Great job!), extra petting, and some extra treats.
3,Exercising with Your Dog
All dogs need daily exercise. If you have a high-energy dog, loneliness can lead to destructive behavior. Give your dog some company by taking it for a run.
4,Visit different areas near your home.
If your dog is lonely, taking it to a new area can be just what it needs to perk up and enjoy its time with you. For example, if there's a dog park you've never been to, take your dog there.
5,Finding Good Companions for Your Dog
What if you're not able to spend a lot of one-on-one time with your dog? Consider exploring other options to give your dog some company.
Choose a dog that's the same sex and about the same size as your dog.