Owning a dog is one of the most rewarding things a person can do in life. And while dog lovers would love to own many, it simply isn’t a reality for those with insufficient income or space.
And unfortunately, being alone can have negative affects on your furry friend. In fact, dogs are extremely social animals. Even leaving them home while you’re at the office each day can have an affect on them. According to statistics, approximately 4% of America’s approximated 55 million pups suffer from separation anxiety. This explains why 38% of pet owners report calling home during work to even check on their pooches.
Luckily, there are things that you can do to ensure that your pets don’t feel alone, sad, and or listless. The answer, believe it or not, lays in dog dating.
But what is dog dating? Despite its romantic intonations, it does not have to be a romantic juncture. Rather, it simply means dog playdates. During these dog playdates, you precious puppy will be able to socialize with other dogs, finding essential companionship, solidarity, and amusement in their fellow pooch pal.
So how exactly do you choose your pup’s new pals? Start by following this short yet simple how-to guide:
Before You Go: Does Your Pooch Want to Smooch?
While dog companions can drastically increase the quality of a dog’s life, not all pups are good at socializing with other animals. Before you find a companion for your dog, make sure your dog is okay with socializing with others. How is their temperament? Have you been taking them for walks and socializing them with other canines from a young age? When your dog sees other dogs, how do they react, with fear or excitement? These questions will help you get ready for the next step.
One of the best and most immediate ways to find a companion for your pooch is by taking them to a local dog park. There, they will be able to safely interact with other dogs in a controlled environment. As a plus, you will be able to interact with fellow owners. Maybe you’ll make a friend out of this situation, too!
Doggie Dating Sites
While it sounds silly indeed, there are multiple databases online that help pet owners to find the perfect pal for their dog. You can put in the breed, age, sex and temperament of your dog, what you’re looking for, and the database will find you the perfect pups in your area for dog playdates.
So what are you waiting for? Help your dog make a friend today.