Have you ever scratched behind your dog’s ears only to find that they lean into your hand and slowly drift into a sort of doggy trance? That’s because ear rubs literally make your dog high.
A dog’s ears are full of nerve endings that send impulses all through the body, triggering the release of endorphins.
Some experts recommend that, especially with puppies, you try feeding your dog by hand. This not only shows your dog that you’re a food provider and reduces food aggression,
As your dog grows older, the need to feed by hand may fade, but offering treats during training is still a great way to show your pup that you care. Just don’t overdo it.
Dogs were studied in an MRI scanner that showed that they experienced the most happiness when they heard not just a praising tone, but words of praise, as well.
Positive reinforcement is an excellent way to communicate your love, and training your dog will give you that opportunity. It will also make your bond stronger.