Dogs can be very stubborn when they want to be. When they don’t like something, they will usually make it known. And, unfortunately, this can cause owners a spot of trouble. When your dog doesn’t want to do something like taking medicine, you have to find a way to get around their desires. Thankfully, because you’re smarter than your dog; you have the power to trick them. Sometimes, tricking an animal is the best way to get them to do something. It doesn’t have to be cruel. In fact, it can be pleasant for them. So, to help you out, this post will be going through three ways to trick your dog.
Dogs get smelly and dirty in no time. Unlike cats and birds, dogs can’t clean themselves. In the wild, this wouldn’t matter so much; because dogs love to swim. But, at home, this can lead to coughing and gagging in no time. One of the more pungent areas of a dog is its mouth. Brushing a dog’s teeth can be very hard; they will chew on the brush and swallow the toothpaste. So, thankfully, there are loads of options out there to solve this problem. Your dog will probably already have treats. So, replacing some of these with options designed to promote healthy teeth and gums is a great way to ease the stench. Most dogs will happily easy these treats because they’re delicious for them. And, they’ll have no idea that you’re making them healthier.
Sometimes, an animal’s health needs more than just some preventative measures. In this case, your dog will need either pills or injections. Injections will be handled by the vet. So, you don’t have to worry about that. But, pills on the other hand; you’ll have to give the dog all of those. Like doggy dentistry, there are loads of options to help you give our dog pills within treats. Pill pockets for dogs can be found in most vet surgeries. There are loads of flavours for this type of product. And, they will all go down well. Along with this, you may also have to trick your dog into going to the vets. This can be harder, though; as the dog will start to recognise where you’re going. So, you may have to find a way to distract your dog during the journey to the vets.
Finally, it’s time to talk about grooming. A big part of keeping a dog looking nice and fresh is the time that you put into the grooming you do. Most dogs will enjoy being brushed. So, that issue is nice and easy. But, other grooming jobs, like claw trimming, will need something else. Most people find that their dog responds will to being distracted by food. So, when you need to do something to your dog’s body, it can be worth getting a nice meal for them. Whatever it is; it will need to distract from the work you’re doing.
Hopefully, this will inspire you to start putting more effort into the tricks you play on your dog. Sometimes, this can be the only stress-free method to help your animal. Not knowing that something strange is going on will make the whole experience much better for your lovely pup.