This post was sponsored by Supreme Source® as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Anytime is a good time to work on our relationships. I’m constantly evaluating my relationship with my husband and what I could be doing to improve it, as well as my relationship with my kids. One relationship that doesn’t take a lot of work, but is often taken for granted is the relationship with my dog, Lucy. Dogs are so loyal, loving and forgiving. While you work on your spring cleaning goals, I’d like to refer to my recent post on why you should spring clean your dog’s diet, but to also suggest some tips on how to improve your relationship with your dog. Now is as good a time as any to spring clean our relationships and build healthier, stronger ones.
1. Look at what you feed your dog. When you improve your pet’s mind, body and soul with the #SuperFoodSwitch, your pet will feel happier and healthier, which will in turn only make your relationship stronger. We recently put Lucy on a 10-day detox with Supreme Source®, to provide her with high quality grain free food that will help her from the inside out. We picked up our bag of Supreme Source Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Dry Dog Food at Safeway in the pet food aisle. Supreme Source dog food contains no artificial flavors or colors and has a healthy blend of fruits and veggies. When we as humans feel our best, our relationships are only made stronger because we don’t have a lot to offer others when we aren’t taken care of first. Our dogs can’t help themselves so it’s our job to help them do what they can’t do for themselves. The super foods contained in Supreme Source dog food should help your pet feel more energetic, as well as have a healthy coat. I know it’s helped Lucy with hers – especially being grain free. For her, grain free means less itching and scratching!
2. Spend time together. Some dogs require more attention than others and don’t let you get away with ignoring them. Other dogs fly under the radar and don’t seem as needy, so it’s easy to ignore them. Doing the 10-day detox with your pet will force you to spend quality time with him/her. Each day when you add a little more of the Supreme Source dog food to your pet’s dish, remind yourself to spend some playtime, cuddle time and hair brushing time together. Dogs love to be touched, scratched, pet, brushed, etc. Lucy will gobble up any of this attention that anyone is willing to give. Don’t forget to take your dog for walks and get physical exercise as well.
3. Watch your tone. I don’t know about your dog, but Lucy is a sensitive soul. She doesn’t like being yelled and, and doesn’t like yelling in general. Dogs can sense when things are tense and emotional in the home. Keep your calm so your pet can feel they are in a safe space.
4. Train your dog. Dogs often respect and love rules and boundaries as it creates more freedom in the long run. If your dog is well behaved then they don’t have to be on a leash or in a kennel as much as a dog who isn’t well behaved. Freedom provides a happier dog who is also happy to please their owner.
While your dog likely already loves you to pieces, there are probably things you could improve on to strengthen that relationship even more. There’s nothing like a happy dog and a wagging tail to greet you when you walk in the door, so do what you have to to keep that happening. I’d like to encourage you to sign up this spring for the daily email from SuperFoodSwitch.com, which will give you a coupon to save on Supreme Source, as well as tips on helping you and your pet through the 10-day detox process! Take the challenge today, and work on building a better relationship with your dog.