Everybody knows that adopting a dog isn’t an easy peasy task. It is expensive, it demands a lot of your time, and it asks you to be more responsible than before. However, this doesn’t mean that being a dog owner is a miserable experience. Everybody also knows that being loved back by your pup is one of the best feelings in the world.
Good thing we humans have this big brain of ours to make life easier in almost all situations that life throws at us. We find ways to make difficult situations bearable and make tasks a lot easier. Of course, this can be applied to being a dog owner. Let’s take a look at the life hacks we can try as dog owners.
Make dog nooks from old furniture
Instead of throwing out old furniture, why not use them as a nook for your dog? Just clean it up, paint it up to make it look new. Throw in a small bed and some pillows, voilà! Your dog’s own little not-so-secret nook. It saves the furniture from being disposed of and eventually going into landfill and it will surely make your pooch happy.
Use baby wipes as paw cleaners
We all know dogs can be the biggest divas in the world, but when it comes to their skin, they have a legitimate reason to be such. Their skin is very sensitive so we must be careful with substances that we use on our little pups. Baby wipes are designed to be very mild and are perfect to wipe-off dirt from our dog’s paws.
Pretend to be in trouble when chasing a runaway dog
You know how dogs are – the moment they get loose, they will run as fast as they can. Instead of trying to chase them, pretend to faint or cry for help. We all know dogs have this extra sense when someone is in danger. If they hear or see you, they will probably go to you to make sure you are okay.
Petroleum jelly protects your dog’s paws from the snow
Dogs, like children, love playing in the snow. This is fine, but we should always remember to protect their paws from extreme temperatures. Applying some petroleum jelly on their paws protects them from the snow. Playing in these conditions can make your pup’s paws sore if they are not protected.
Also protect their paws from heat using the 5-second rule
If you want to take your dog for a walk in the blazing summer heat, try the five-second rule on the asphalt road first. Place your hand on the asphalt for five seconds, if it gets too hot or uncomfortable for you after five seconds, then it is not safe to take them on a walk.