If you have a dog, you might have noticed that from time to time they can suddenly appear to be quite low on energy. When this happens, it can be a shock, and you might even be surprised about how depressed or upset your pooch can be at these moments. However, there is usually a fairly simple reason behind it, and it’s something that you should be able to fix. First of all, you will need to work out the reason however. Here are four of the possible reasons that your dog might be low on energy at the moment.
Sometimes the reason your dog is quiet and lacking in energy is simply because they are bloated. This can happen to any of us (just think about how you often feel at the end of Christmas day!) and your dog is no different in that regard. It may be that they are overeating, or it could be that they are not eating the right kind of food. If you have fed them some rich meat, for instance, this might cause this kind of reaction in dogs. So make sure that you are only doing that sparingly.
Lacking In Vitamins
It can also be related to what vitamins your dog is or is not getting. If they are apparently lethargic most of the time and it doesn’t seem to be changing or improving at all, then you might want to take a look at their food and see whether it needs changing for something better. If you take a look at dogfoodcare.com you will see plenty of advice on choosing the right food to feed to your dog. That should help to ensure that they are getting the right vitamins wherever possible.
You might assume that a dog would always yell out loudly if they were in a lot of pain, but in fact this is not necessarily the case. Just as often, a dog will respond to pain by becoming very quiet and subdued, and they might want to only rest in their bed until they feel better. So if your dog is suddenly very quiet in this manner, you might want to check if they have any pain, which you can normally do by gently encouraging them to move a little. If you are worried, take them to the vet to find out if there is anything seriously wrong.
Sometimes, a dog is not able to move around much because they are obese. It is part of your duty as a dog owner to make sure you know what counts as obese for your dog, taking into consideration their normal weight, breed and so on. If it turns out that they are obese, then you should try to feed them less, change out their food for a better one, and encourage them to exercise more. Perhaps you could take them out for walks more often, or play with them in the garden more. All of that should help.
Pets can be a fantastic Christmas gift for everyone, however, giving the gift of a pet has often received a lot of controversies, you know the saying a dog is for life not just for Christmas’ right? And this is because over the years people have notoriously given up their dogs just days after Christmas. According to the Dog’s Trust in the UK, in 2016 they received a shocking 3,596 calls from people looking to give up their dogs in the weeks after Christmas. It was one call every five minutes. The trust cited some of the worst reasons for giving up a dog were:
Winning a free holiday and unable to take the dogs with them
Being a vegetarian and the dog only wanting to eat meat
Getting him as secret Santa present
The dog being too friendly and wanting to greet every dog and human they met on a walk
The dog was panting too much
He didn’t like playing dress up
She slept in her own bed all night and didn’t want to sleep in the owners bed
These seven reasons alone show that not everyone understands what a big decision and a commitment it is to have a dog or any pet in fact and getting a pet is not just something you should do on or whim or give as a gift to someone without discussing it with them at length first.
There are definitely some positives to getting a new pet over the holiday season, for example, you will have more time to settle them into your home and start forming strong bonds as you and your family will be off work and school. It’s also good to have the whole family involved when you first get your new pet and make sure everyone gets their cuddle time as well as know their responsibilities.
There are a number of pets you could get for Christmas or any time of year, and each one will require its own unique set of needs and research prior to bringing it home. If you do choose to get a pet over the Christmas period you need to remember that it might be harder to get to a vet if you need to or a pet shop. So, aside from the basics such as food, water and a place for your pet to sleep, what else do you need to know so that you’re not alarmed when you bring them home?
There are some amazing types of reptiles who make perfect pets for those who like them and luckily, they are actually a great pet to get for Christmas as the wrapping paper and Christmas dinner won’t bother them. You’ll need to be prepared though with everything you need and you’ll need to do your research so that you’re not frantically googling on Christmas day ‘Why Is My Bearded Dragons Beard Black?’ Reptiles have a quiet and calm nature and make wonderful pets, just make sure you’re prepared for one before you bring it home.
Rabbits make excellent beginner pets and if you’re thinking of getting one for Christmas then you’ll make your child’s day. Just bear in mind that it is winter and you’ll need to keep your rabbit somewhere warm. Rabbits are also among the quietest pets to own and won’t bark or meow at you to demand your attention. However, they are very sociable and friendly animals and they will be cheeky and ask for attention and treats. You can also teach them to do tricks. Just remember on Christmas day, there will be lots going on and wrapping paper and fairy lights for them to chew, so if you are going to introduce a rabbit to your home on Christmas day itself then be gentle with it and keep a watchful eye on it.
With so many animals, it’s difficult to go through them all but if you are certain that you’re going to get a pet for Christmas then go with a small pet that is easy to look after. If you’re adamant that you want to get a cat then it might be a better idea to wait until after Christmas. The reason for this is that there is so much going on at Christmas and it can actually be a dangerous time for them. They could eat the Christmas decorations, chew through the fairy light wires, get scared when you have visitors over, get ill from eating chocolates and generally find it difficult to settle.
Exercise can provide your dog with a huge number of physical and mental benefits, but there can be a point where they’re getting a little too much exercise for their own good. Not all dogs are equal, hence why it’s important to try and understand that different dogs need different amounts of exercise. The breed, size, and lifestyle of the dog can have a huge impact on how much exercise your dog should be getting.
Ideally, you’ll want to learn more about the breed of your dog through experience and also your veterinarian. This will help you work out how much exercise your dog needs to stay fit and healthy, but also ensure that they’re not overworking themselves. However, there are also signs that they’re working a bit too hard. In this post, we’ll be describing those signs to help ensure that you’re not putting your dog at risk.
Stiffness in dogs is usually identified by their behavior. They’ll often be reluctant to run, jump or climb stairs. They might also keep holding their legs up, or they’ll have visibility swollen legs or joints. In some cases, they might constantly lick a part of their body more than usual. This may indicate that the dog is feeling pain in that area which could be caused by stiffness.
If you notice this happens shortly after exercising or even without exercise at all, then you may be able to soothe their muscles with products such as Royal Balm. Pet balms are designed to relieve troubled skin areas and give relief to sore muscles. They are typically used on paws to protect them from hazards and soothe affected areas. Heat therapy may also help with stiff joints and muscles. For this, apply a hot towel to the affected area (make sure it’s not uncomfortably hot) and leave for around 10 to 15 minutes before reapplying. We don’t recommend using electrically-heated pads, but microwavable pet heating pads can be a good alternative.
Your dog shows signs of a joint injury
Dogs carry over half of their weight on their front limbs. This puts considerably more stress on these joints which can cause joint injuries if they exercise too much. In fact, excessive exercise can cause sprains, meniscus tears, and other joint-related issues. This is further exacerbated in dogs that are lower to the ground because they have joints with an unusual shape. Younger puppies are more susceptible to this because they are still developing. If they have too much exercise, then it could develop problems later in life due to overusing their joints.
Dogs that have sustained a joint injury will usually have an imbalanced gait. They may use one leg more than the other or they may raise their head slightly more when walking on a bad leg. They may also lick the leg if they feel there is pain. They may also show reluctance to jump or go up and down stairs.
So whether you’ve recently adopted a new dog or have been a long-time dog owner, it’s important to remember that too much exercise for your dog can be a bad thing. It’s important to look out for these signs so you get a better understanding of their condition and how you can safeguard their wellbeing.
Your dog is often your best friend and one of the most important things in your life. You have a relationship with them of sorts. And, interestingly, both parties seem to derive a lot of pleasure from it.
Most owners, though, don’t know a great deal about the inner workings of their dog’s mind. They think they know them well, but are often surprised to find out things about them they never expected. A relationship with a dog is always an exciting journey.
So what do owners need to remember about their dogs? Let’s take a look.
As people, we tend to believe that the world out there is what we can see. But for dogs, it’s more about what they can smell.
Dogs have relatively good eyes for mammals. Historically, wolves used them for hunting down prey and working together in packs.
Dog eyesight, however, is nothing like as advanced as ours. They don’t have the same visual fidelity as we do. And they can’t see as many colors as we can. Seeing through the eyes of a dog would feel a little bit like watching the world through an old television – not great.
Dogs, though, have a much more highly refined sense of smell. In fact, just processing sensory information from the nose takes up a vast chunk of a dog’s brain. It requires tremendous computing power!
Owners, therefore, need to remember that dogs are primarily smelling creatures. And often, that means that the most exciting things in the environment are undetectable to you.
Dogs Sweat Through Their Paws
There’s no point trying to sweat through fur-covered parts of the body. That’s because water can’t evaporate and offer cooling action for the skin below. That’s why dogs sweat through their paws.
Dog’s Breath Shouldn’t Smell
Just like people, dogs shouldn’t have smelly breath. If they do, it could be a sign that something is wrong.
Occasionally, their smelly breath results from something they’ve eaten that they shouldn’t. If they’ve been chewing their way through sugar snacks without you knowing, for instance, then this can alter their oral microbiome. But if it carries on long-term, it could indicate oral health issues.
Your best bet is to head down to the pet store and find some tasty chew sticks to clear out any excess plaque.
Dogs Can Get Food Allergies, But They’re Not Common
Just like people, dogs can get food allergies, but they’re uncommon. Most dogs are allergic to the proteins in meat – if anything- and not refined grains. So next time you see a dog food company advertising itself as grain-free, take it with a pinch of salt.
Dogs Often Worry About Strangers When They Get Older
Most puppies are fine with meeting new people when they’re young. As they get older, though, they start to worry more and more, leading to barking. Therefore, as an owner, it’s best to get all the meeting and greeting out of the way early, instead of waiting for later.
Getting a new family dog is an exciting time for you and your loved ones. However, you may be a bit anxious if this is your first pet, or you’ve never had a dog roaming around the house before.
As the pet owner, it’s your responsibility that your dog is happy and healthy and well taken care of over the years. The following advice will help you achieve this goal and ensure that your household knows best practices when it comes to attending to your dog’s needs. Divvy up the responsibilities among your family members so you can all participate and share in the joys that a dog will bring you.
Focus on Feed Your Dog A Nutritious Diet
You can keep your dog healthy and happy by feeding it high-quality dog food. Invest inhealthy kinds of dog food that contains fresh ingredients and is free of any harmful preservatives or fillers. Your pet will have more natural energy and will enjoy mealtime because of how delicious the food you’re serving tastes. Avoid feeding your dog human foods that can be dangerous to their health and find a wholesome dog food that they’ll love that will help them grow strong and live a long and active life.
Provide Them with A Designated Space in Your Home
You want to make sure your new dog feels safe and comfortable when entering your home. Therefore,designate a space in your home where they can spend time. Buy them a cozy bed they can lay in when they’re tired or want to rest that’s away from all the foot traffic and noise in your house. Also, place their food and water in an area that’s easy for them to access and where they can eat and drink as they please. Adequate shelter and clean, dry bedding will help to ensure that your new dog remains healthy and feels happy.
Find A Trusted Vet
Your new dog is going to need to visit the vet every so often. Find a trusted vet in the area that’s close to home, and you feel comfortable taking your dog to for checkups and other procedures. Read the online reviews and ask around for advice to help you decide where to go.Keep your dog healthy and happy by following your vet’s recommendations and making sure you stay up-to-date with their required shots, medicines, and vaccinations.
Make Time for Daily Play & Exercise
Another way you can keep your new dog healthy and happy is to make time for daily play andexercise with them. Dogs love to run around and play fetch or other games, so put in the effort to ensure that you set aside plenty of opportunities for your pet to burn off some energy. They’ll sleep better at night and will be able to maintain a healthy weight and heart when you commit to making sure they fit in their daily exercise. Having a pet to care for is also an excellent way for you to stay in shape and get outside to enjoy some fresh air.
There are many dog lovers in the world who are stuck with a conundrum. When you don’t have an animal like this and have worked extremely hard to build your home into something which reflects your personality, the idea of inviting their chaos can seem like a crazy one. Before you even start to think about the waste they leave behind, creatures like this aren’t exactly careful. Of course, though, this doesn’t have to stop you from having a pet like this; it just means you need to make some changes to your lifestyle to suit one. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the best methods to live with a dog without letting your home fall into ruin.
Unlike humans, dogs don’t understand the value or fragility of certain items around the home. Plates, vases, and other brittle objects are found everywhere in your home, and they are very easy to knock from their resting places when a large animal is barreling through the place. This won’t be such a problem if you’re going to have a small dog, as they won’t have the same damage potential as something larger, but it will always be worth considering.
Solving this is a simple matter of clearing the way. Low furniture like coffee tables, sideboards, and drawers should have their surfaces kept free from items which could be broken by your dog. Of course, your dog shouldn’t be running around indoors. If they seem to be very restless when they are indoors, it could be worth giving them a little more exercise, a few things are more destructive than a puppy with too much juice. As they get older, it should get easier to avoid having things break around your dog.
Going back to their inability to understand the importance of some objects, most dogs will also struggle to know what does and doesn’t belong to them. This means that items which are left around your home could be easy pickings for your pet, and some have the potential to cause a real mess. For example, if your dog gets its teeth around a loo roll, you could come home to a place which is covered in tiny fragments of paper. This will take a long time to clean but is also completely avoidable if you keep your dog under control.
Along with tidying your home, it will also be important to think about tidying your dog. When they’ve had the chance to spend an afternoon outdoors, they will probably come home with a good deal of dirt in their fur. In some cases, if they have access to water, they could even be muddy, and this is very hard to clean from the inside of your home. A hose, towel, and bottle of dog shampoo can be enough to solve this issue, giving you the ability to clean your dog on the doorstep, rather than having to take them inside.
Unlike a cat, your dog will be a natural team player. With their early ancestors being pack animals, modern dogs still hold a lot of their social skills, and this is part of what makes them such great companions for humans. Along with this, though, it also provides you with the opportunity to give them some training. For the best results with something like this, it’s always worth starting as early as possible, as time will be a valuable resource when it comes to getting things right. Below, you can find some examples of the areas your dog will need to be trained in.
Toilet Manners: One of the biggest fears which new dog owners have is that their furry friend will leave waste around their home. While this is a risk with any animal, dogs are one of the easiest species to train out of this sort of behaviour. As a puppy, they may need female or male dog wraps to ensure that they don’t make any accidental messes. If they do leave something behind which they shouldn’t have, punishing them is a bad idea, with a stern word or two often being enough to let them know that they can do better.
A lot of people will use their garden for this process, simply moving their furry friend outside when it looks like they need to go to the toilet. You can help this process along by placing some of their waste outside, while also keeping it clean to ensure that they always have somewhere to go. As time goes on, accidents will become rarer and rarer, until it is only you who can cause something like this to happen.
Obedience: There are few things harder to manage than a disobedient dog. Trying to keep them safe, out of fights, and in the good books of those around you will be hard when they are very young, as most puppies will simply act how they please. With stern words and rewards for good behaviour, though, you can often take control of this area. Fear and pain should never be tools in this sort of effort, with most dogs growing to hate their owners when they are subjected to physical punishments for minor transgressions. Remember; they won’t understand why something isn’t allowed.
Emotions: Much like the people who own them, dogs are always very emotional animals. Wagging tails, forward facing ears, and growling are all signs of strong emotions, but some puppies will struggle to control the way they feel. Thankfully, soothing an animal like this is much the same as making a baby feel better, with remaining calm and supportive being the best approach to take. Getting angry with an excited dog isn’t fair, as they will usually only be trying to communicate with you.
Training your pet isn’t always the easiest job, with most people never having gone through this process before. Of course, while it might be hard, it is well worth it to ensure that your home doesn’t get impacted by the animal you’ve decided to look after. If you need extra help with this, there are loads of companies out there which offer specialist dog training. It might cost a little bit of money, but going through a process like this will always result in a more obedient dog, and this can be well worth the money.
Cleaning Things Up
Unfortunately, no matter how hard you try, there will always be a certain amount of mess which comes with your puppy. Like any animal, these creatures aren’t able to control a lot of the things they leave behind, and this means that you have to be active in your approach to cleaning them up. Below, you can find some examples of the common areas in the home which will need the most attention, giving you the chance to start thinking about it before you take the plunge with your puppy.
Furry Furniture: Most dogs will have a summer and a winter coat. When the warmer months roll around, they won’t need their thicker fur anymore and will shed it all off over the course of a few weeks. This often results in furniture being covered with the stuff. To overcome this sort of mess, you will need to do two different jobs; brushing the dog, and rolling the furniture. Both brushes and lint rollers can be found all over the web, and won’t cost much to get your hands on.
Dirty Floors: Whether it’s footprints or food, your dog will leave a lot of waste behind when they move around your home. Vacuuming the areas which they spend the most time in each day can be a great way to keep this under control, though some people prefer to take a more modern approach. Devices like the Roomba are able to clean the floor space on a whole level of a building without the help of a human. They might scare the dog at first, but will be worth it to keep the mess under control.
The Garden: In most cases, dogs will spend most of their toilet time in the garden. This saves you from having to collect waste while out and about, while also making it easier for them to avoid having accidents. Of course, though, you can’t have poo piling up in your garden for months on end and need to work on this part of your home very regularly to keep it clean. There are few things worse than treading something like this into a carpet, making it worth keeping the garden clear.
With all of this in mind, you should be ready to start living a clean life with your puppy. A lot of homeowners fear the idea of an animal like this, worrying that their hard work will be destroyed when they welcome their furry friend. In reality, though, as long as you’re willing to work at it, it’s far from impossible to have a nice place and a puppy at the same time.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that as soon as you get your puppy, everything’s going to be hunky dory. After all, just look at their little face! Your life is going to be immeasurably better once you’ve got your canine companion by your side. However, this line of thinking is a little incorrect — it assumes that your enthusiasm will be all it takes to create a happy life for yourself and your new dog. This is not the case! You’ll need to actively work towards it. Below, we take a look at a few tried and tested methods to ensure that this comes to pass.
It’s easy to want to a dog for all the positive attributes it brings, but what about the less positive side? When you get a puppy, you can’t just commit to, you know, long walks on sunny mornings and cozy evenings spent watching a movie with him or her by your side. You’ll also need to think about going for walks through the rain, or the limitations of having a dog — such as reduced travel freedom and so on. Once you commit to ALL aspects of dog ownership, it’ll be more straightforward.
Ironing Out the Kinks
Your puppy might look like an adorable teddy bear, but you’ll need to remember that hey, it’s actually a living creature, and they’re not going to naturally fit in with the human way of life without a little help. Everything will run a lot smoother for everyone if you and your pet participate in puppy training lessons. Inside the house and out in public, you’ll need to be able to communicate with your canine buddy — and it’s much easier to do so if they’ve received training.
Your dog isn’t one aspect of your life. Your dog is your life, from which you take breaks every now and again, such as when you go to work. Owning a pet isn’t about only doing the bare minimum; it’s about dedicating your time towards making sure that they’re living their best life. That means going for extra long walks at the weekend (or when you have time), as opposed to just doing the minimum, which would be two short walks a day. Spend time getting to know what your pet likes!
Get Into a Routine
Dogs are a bit like children — while they like special surprises, their day to day life should remain essentially the same. When you get a puppy, you’ll want to spend a few weeks trialing different ways of being until you stumble upon a routine that seems to work for everyone.
Part of the Family
Finally, remember to make your puppy part of the family as soon as they’re in your house! They like to live in a pack; you are now that pack. They’ll feel at ease and happy if they know they have trusted people around them. It’s good for you too — dogs give back all the love they receive and more.
Chances are that if you’re reading this post, you have some sort of interest in introducing a canine companion to your family unit. This could be one of the best decisions that you have ever made. Dogs make perfect pals and can also benefit your children greatly too. Kids with pups tend to be much kinder, healthier, calm, and comfortable. So, if you think that a four-legged friend could well be the perfect addition to your family, here’s absolutely everything that you need to know in order to meet their wants and needs!
Dog food is widely available and tends to be sold in almost any supermarket or corner shop. This isn’t all too surprising considering so many of us have canine companions. But not all dog foods are created equal and believe it or not, some will prove a whole lot better for your pet than others. Seeing as your dog is entirely dependent on you when it comes to eating a healthy and balanced diet that meets all of their nutritional needs, it’s extremely important that you don’t just throw down the cheapest or most convenient feed in their bowl each morning or night. You need to do your research to find what’s best! Another thing to bear in mind is that every breed requires different portions of food. A Yorkshire Terrier, for example, will require different portions to a cockapoo. So, do a little research regarding your dog’s breed and how much they should be eating. If you’re ever in doubt, consult your vet. They will be able to tell you whether your pooch is a healthy weight or not and will be able to recommend exact portion sizes for them as a unique individual.
All dogs have different coat types. However, generally speaking, there are six main coat types that you should familiarise yourself with – smooth, double, silky, wool, wire, and combination. The type of grooming that your pooch will require, as well as the length of their hair, will ultimately determine what grooming regime you will have to carry out for them. Most shorthaired molting breeds will only require an occasional bath at home. This is relatively simple to carry out yourself, as long as you are particularly careful around their eyes, and try to avoid letting the water running into their ears or mouth. Your vet can then clip their nails and take care of their anal glands. Long haired or non-molting dogs are likely to be a little more tricky, as their fur doesn’t shed, so will grow and need trimming. Curly haired dogs’ fur is also more prone to matting and will need to be brushed out. For these kinds of dogs, a trip to a professional groomer is preferable. These specially trained individuals will know how to wash, brush, and cut their fur into shape.
These are just two responsibilities that you will need to take on in order to keep your pooch happy and healthy! So, keep them in mind and ensure that you can cater to the breed you’re interested in before taking a new family member on!
It can seem like a never-ending battle when you have dogs and you like to keep a clean house. Endless amounts of hair can be found under the sofas and in the rugs. Dirty paw prints are traipsed all through the floors and that wet dog smell just won’t go away. You love them like your children but you wish there was a way of keeping everything clean while letting them enjoy themselves. Here are a few tips to get you started.
All dogs moult. It varies how much dogs of different breeds moult but even if you have a short haired dog, you’ll still find hair everywhere. To stop your dogs from shedding all over your furniture, it’s important to brush them at least 3 times a week; more if your dog has long hair. The more hair on your dog, the more can fall off, so make sure your dog’s hair is cut by a professional groomer on a regular basis. It’s not just to save your furniture. Your dog will need to be cut tostay cool during the warmer months.
Install an Outside Tap
Most of our dogs go to the toilet in our gardens at least three times a day. During the Summer months, if the garden isn’t cleaned properly, the smell can intensify. The last thing you want is a waft of something nasty every time you open the back door. Consider installing an outside tap by contacting your localplumbers. The job takes less than an hour usually, and it doesn’t cost much. You can then attach a hose pipe to the tap and you’ve got a way of quickly getting rid of the smell. You can also pick up pet friendly disinfectants at local pet stores.
When you need to replace your vacuum, it’s worth investing in a vacuum designed for cleaning pet mess. Not only will it be easier to remove hair from furniture and carpets, the sharp suction also allows you to clean up dirty paw prints when your dog has been on a wet or muddy walk. Of course, it’s important to clean your dog’s paws before they enter the main house, but you can never guarantee you’ll get every piece of dirt off them.
Exercising your dog is more important than you may think when it comes to keeping your house clean. This is especially important for younger dogs because it ensures their energy is lowered and they’ll have less interest in being destructive. So, if you a cushion you’re particularly fond of, make sure your dog is stimulated both physically and mentally. When a dog is tired, it’s more likely to obey your commands than get into mischief. So, if you tell your dog to wait at the door while you get a towel to dry it’s fur off, it will be more inclined to please you and obey.
It may be hard keeping up with mucky pups but the loyalty and companionship you receive in return makes it all worth it.
This post was sponsored by Hasbro’s Joy For All brand as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Growing up close to my grandparents was amazing. I was so fortunate to have had them right down the road. Now that I am grown, I feel like I appreciate them more. We lost our grandmother a few years ago and if it wasn’t for Bella, my grandfather’s black lab mix, my grandfather probably wouldn’t have dealt with her loss as good as he did. They were married for a long time.
Recently we lost Bella to old age, this has been really hard on my grandfather. When I stop by to visit, some days he will ask me to let Bella out. Some days he will talk about missing her so much. We are moving him soon to a retirement villa where we can keep a better eye out on him so getting another dog is just not an option.
I was so relieved and excited to have found the Hasbro’s Joy for All Puppy. I took it to my grandfather and he was so happy he cried. It made me feel good knowing that he has a purpose again. Therefore he will continue to live a happier life. The puppy is so much like a real dog that he kept saying I hope they let me keep him at my new home. I wasn’t sure if he realized it wasn’t a real dog. He talked to it and was holding it and petting it. I love the fact I don’t have to worry about him forgetting to take the dog potty or feeding him.
I love knowing this dog will be around a long time because Hasbro has a long tradition of creating the world’s best play experiences, and the Joy For All brand represents an extension of that tradition, striving to bring happiness and fun to aging loved ones and their families. They are amazing at not only make toys that last but making items that even my grandfather can play with.
I taught him how to mute the dog for night time, and how to turn him on and off. This is a perfect companion for those aging love ones that don’t really need the responsibility of a pet, but long for one. He started calling him Buddy, saying he is my bud now. Of course, he calls me my sister’s names but he can remember his new companions name.
You can talk to the dog and it will respond so you feel as though it is real, especially with its soft fur! The batteries are already included and can be used right out of the box. Of course, we have always been a dog family but they have the cutest Cat Companion also just in case your loved one prefers a cat!