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EPIC MOMENTS WITH MAN’ S BEST FRIEND

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Innocent and simple, yet so powerful; they change our lives in many positive ways and help us live longer and happier. Their companionship lifts our moods at all times, keeps our mind, body and soul active and provides consistency to our lives.

They have an extraordinary effect on many aspects of the human condition. The most blessed moments of having them around are when you go into fits of laughter and happiness. Everybody who owns a dog must definitely have had their happy hormones at peaks when our furry friends have themselves at the butt of jokes.

A few humorous moments I’m sure we all have cracked up laughing at:

WHICH WAY DID IT GO?

Those funny moments when they watch TV and tilt their heads and ears in funny ways! What’s funnier is that when animals disappear from the screen, they run over to the side of the TV and look for them. Or when you pretend to throw a ball but don’t and your dog is already running to get it.

BREAKING DAWN? MORE LIKE “BREAKING WIND”:

Apparently, it’s not just humans who are under the impression that, by quickly walking away after breaking wind, it somehow leaves the stink behind without incriminating us. Dogs so innocently do the same and leave you behind, making you wonder what must have died in the room.

YEAH. I CAN LICK IT. JEALOUS AREN’T YOU?

Dogs get into the weirdest of positions, close to only what contortionists can do. After the hard work of nibbling in the weirdest of positions of all you can’t help but find the scenario a furry head bobbing between its legs. Jealous aren’t you?

HEY BABY, MIND IF I HUMP YOUR LEG?

Sad, if you have not witnessed this crazy epic act, even worse, if you have been the victim of it. Having your dog hump your leg in front of guests wouldn’t categorize as a proud moment, but it can serve as a conversation starter.

OOH. I DON’T FEEL WELL. BARF… HEY LOOK, MORE FOOD!

Food… Food… Food… They just don’t stop.

GOTTA CATCH THE TAIL… GOTTA CATCH THE TAIL… GOTTA CATCH THE TAIL…

There is something about a dog chasing its tail that makes it hilarious. But it makes no sense either.

YIP YIP YIP! GET YOUR BUTT MOVING AND LET ME OUT..

They never give up barking when they really want to go take a dump. And they always win, don’t they! And if you win by any chance, read what follows

FETCH THIS!

Its revenge time… They slyly take a dump where they are strictly forbidden to and run faster than a bullet and are nowhere to be found. They’re probably snickering at you while you clean up their “product”.

OH MY GOD, THE SOAP! IT BURNS!!

The turmoil one has to go through while giving them a bath is unparalleled. The tug-of-war and the wet sloppy expressions! Their doleful eyes, begging you to let them go (of course to get all dirty again) is just priceless. But don’t fall for it

Above all the hilarious moments, they are unconditionally loyal and loving: they make you happy at all times with their varieties of effortful gestures and the things they constantly do and never fail to fill our lives with overwhelming amount of joy and laughter.

Hence Dogs tend to bring changes in our lives with every act of theirs. Making us live better lives, create joyful bonds and over all make us better human beings, which they already think we are.

HOW TO. . . PREPARE YOURSE LF BE FORE GET TING A PUPPY

Getting a new puppy is an exciting time for the whole family, but in the excitement, we tend to forget that getting a new pup will mean a lot of responsibilities. If you are not serious about raising a dog properly or you feel you cannot devote enough time, it may be a better idea to get something that requires less effort to keep; like a gold fish.

But if you are serious about getting a furry buddy for your home, here are a few things you need to keep in check.

  • Make a Schedule

It is important to plan out a schedule and coordinate with the family members on who is going to be responsible for feeding the dog, making sure it has water and proper exercise. Designating the role of grooming and cleaning up is also important.

  • Dog-Proof Your Home

Prepare your home before your new dog arrives. Move breakable or “chewable” things to higher grounds where the pups can’t reach it easily. Make electrical cords inaccessible to curious paws and noses. Also, block off any area of the house that you want to remain off-limits to the dog. Put the lid down on your toilet and your shoes up in your closet to protect them. Finally, prevent access to any house or garden plants or products that may be toxic to dogs.

  • Get a Collar

Your dog should wear flat leather or nylon collar with a buckle at all times, except when in a crate.

  • Make a Bed

Every dog needs a quiet place to call his own. Create a comfortable area, whether a crate, a mat or a pile of blankets, for your dog to go to when he needs rest or privacy.

  • Buy Some Toys

Provide your dog with a variety of toys to prevent him from playing with your socks and shoes, your morning paper, or your child’s favorite doll.

  • Find a Veterinarian

You should choose a veterinarian for your dog as soon as possible. Have your dog examined by the vet within a few days of his arrival. Give your vet copies of the dog’s health records, and set up a vaccination and check-up schedule.

BRINGING YOUR DOG HOME

  • Welcome Your New Pet

At last! You’ve made all the preparations, and it’s finally time to bring your new friend home. Give him the best welcome possible. With love, patience and mutual respect, he will feel like part of the family in no time.

  • Let Your Dog Adjust

Give the dog time to adjust to his new home. The dog is bound to feel insecure and frightened by a change in environment, and a pup may miss his mother or littermates. Show him to his crate or bed, and where to find food and water. Then leave him alone to explore the new surroundings.

  • Name Your Dog

Your dog will need a good name which should be short, two syllables if possible so that he can recognize it when you call him.

  • Make Introductions

Introduce your dog to your household slowly. Many pairs of hands petting him at once will only frighten him. Later, introduce him to neighbors, regular visitors and other family members so that it has a chance to socialize. Give your dog a sense of who your – and your dog’s – friends are.

  • Introduce Other Pets

Other companion animals in your home, if you have any, should also be properly introduced to your new dog or puppy. Don’t expect them to get along right away, and don’t try to force them to play together. Give them time to adjust to one another.

  • Housetrain

Whichever method of housetraining you have chosen – crate training, paper training or litter box – make sure that all members of the family enforce it consistently. Accidents happen, so have a procedure for clean-up.

  • Set House Rules

Teach your dog from the beginning what is and is not appropriate behavior. If something is “OK” today, your puppy will think it’s OK forever. Make sure that every member of the family enforces the house rules. Consistency is the key to having a well-behaved pet.

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Shraddha, Director at In Your Space Interior Design, is our interior design consultant and rightfully so. Her conceptualized outlook on how a home should look is something we can implement in our own homes. Watch out for her valuable tips on setting up your place the right way.