Do you feel appreciated when your dog excitedly wags her tail before you take her to a walk or when she runs to greet you at the door? Now, it’s time to thank your furry friend for all the ways she makes your life better.

A well-loved dog will feel safe, secured and cherished. Here are a few simple ways to let your dog know that you love and appreciate her.

Feed them well

While dogs enjoy treats, it is important to feed them a nutritious diet. Keep in mind, though, that dogs of different ages have different nutritional requirements. To ensure that your dog gets the vitamins and minerals she needs, talk to your veterinarian about recommending the right amount to feed your dog. Remember, good health starts with good nutrition.

Exercise

Leading a busy life, our furry friend sometimes falls to the wayside. Because of that, a lot of dogs are exercise-deprived. Dogs need physical workout and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy.

Take your dog for a walk so as to release that pent up energy and give her a chance to see the world. Plus, they are less likely to have behavioral issues if they are well exercised.

Spend quality time with your dog

Dogs are social creatures. They enjoy playing and spending time with their owners. Show your four-legged friend how much you love her by spending quality time with her. Play games like hide and seek or fetch. If you’re not in the mood to play, you can just invite your dog to sit with you while you watch TV or read.

Respect your dog’s space

A lot of pet owners show love to their dogs by giving them hugs and kisses. However, studies show that dogs do not enjoy this type of human affection. Their stress and anxiety levels soar when we limit their ability to move.