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7 Things Dogs Really Want Their Owners to Do

7 Things Dogs Really Want Their Owners to Do

Every dog is unique and what applies to a particular dog may not be applicable to another. But every dog does have a need for affection and companionship. Our dogs can be affectionate if we offer them the opportunity to express it. Here are some things every dog wants from their owner.

1. They want their owners to thrill them with a hunt.

Animals love the hunt more than the catch, according to studies. Sometimes, when we pamper our dogs with their meal, why don’t we thrill them by having them work for their food? Your dog wants you, the owner, to engage her in the same challenges of life you are going through. They will be challenged mentally and mealtimes will be game time as well. All dogs want some me-time and maybe you are not offering them enough of it. A Kong or a food-dispensing toy could serve this purpose for you for their meal time.

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2. They want a place in your heart and in your home.

Dogs want a place in your heart. Even when you already have a portrait of your beloved pet, are you showcasing it? Since dogs want to have a sense of belonging, giving them a pride of place on the mantle or as a part of your gallery wall, so that you are both reminded of the special bond you both share.

3. They want a good meal.

This is a simple request. Dogs love treats and you should administer them reasonably. Sometimes dog owners tend to overdo it and even offer dogs special treats of human food. According to a survey 56 percent of dog owners give their dog human food even when they these meals or treats during holiday celebrations will cause an illness. According to another survey every dog does want a treat during holidays. But even when such is administered because dog owners see their dog as part of family, it is important to only offer dogs a healthy balance diet.

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4. They need a perfect place to sleep.

Your dog needs a perfect place to sleep the same you need the perfect bed for a comfortable rest. What a dog bed does it to take canine and hairs of your dog away from your sofa and personal comfort to one spot. According to experts, having such nappy spot in the sunniest place in the room will offer your dog all the comfort, peace and affection it desires.

5. They need the perfect smell.

Dogs want an environment with the most soothing and enticing smell. According to Elle Décor’s designer Kelly Behun every dog would desire an appropriate smell in form of a scented candle. Even if you think this will be an adorable smell to you, there are greater chances that the smell will be better appreciated by your dog.

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6. They need their toys.

It is important to give dogs their toys; according to a survey toys rank second as what dogs really want from their owners. A great looking toy could serve you purposefully well as it makes your dog happy. Also toys steer dogs away from hurting your sofa and rug. Interactive toys like the Dog Pyramid or the Everlasting Treat Ball will also mentally stimulate your dog.

7. They need their exercise.

Dogs have a huge amount of energy that they love to expend. Containing a dog’s energy in the house may not be ideal. Taking a dog to a dog park may not be the best option if you are considering the safety of a dog; however, you could arrange for a play date with another dog in the neighborhood if this won’t risk your dog’s health and if both dogs get along well. By offering your dog outdoor activities, you also offer it an opportunity for it to socialize and prevent it from becoming fearful and possibly aggressive.

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Last Updated on July 16, 2019

7 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Become Positive

7 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Become Positive

Negativity affects ourselves and everyone around us. It limits our potential to become something great and live a fulfilling, purposeful life. Negativity has a tangible effect on our health, too. Research has shown that people who cultivate negative energy experience more stress, more sickness, and less opportunity over the course of their lives than those who choose to live positively.

When we make a decision to become positive, and follow that decision up with action, we will begin to encounter situations and people that are also positive. The negative energy gets edged out by all positive experiences. It’s a snowball effect.

Although negative and positive thoughts will always exist, the key to becoming positive is to limit the amount of negativity that we experience by filling ourselves up with more positivity.

Here are some ways to get rid of negativity and become more positive.

1. Become Grateful for Everything

When life is all about us, it’s easy to believe that we deserve what we have. An attitude of entitlement puts us at the center of the universe and sets up the unrealistic expectation that others should cater to us, our needs, and our wants. This vain state of existence is a surefire way to set yourself up for an unfulfilled life of negativity.

People living in this sort of entitlement are “energy suckers”–they are always searching for what they can get out of a situation. People that don’t appreciate the nuances of their lives live in a constant state of lacking. And it’s really difficult to live a positive life this way.

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When we begin to be grateful and appreciate everything in our lives–from the small struggles that make us better, to the car that gets us from A to B every day–we shift our attitude from one of selfishness, to one of appreciation. This appreciation gets noticed by others, and a positive harmony begins to form in our relationships.

We begin to receive more of that which we are grateful for, because we’ve opened ourselves up to the idea of receiving, instead of taking. This will make your life more fulfilling, and more positive.

2. Laugh More, Especially at Yourself

Life gets busy, our schedules fill up, we get into relationships, and work can feel task oriented and routine-driven at times. Being human can feel more like being a robot. But having this work-driven, serious attitude often results in negative and performance oriented thinking.

Becoming positive means taking life less seriously and letting yourself off the hook. This is the only life that you get to live, why not lighten up your mood?

Laughter helps us become positive by lightening our mood and reminding us not to take life so seriously. Are you sensitive to light sarcasm? Do you have trouble laughing at jokes? Usually, people who are stressed out and overly serious get most offended by sarcasm because their life is all work and no play.

If we can learn to laugh at ourselves and our mistakes, life will become more of an experiment in finding out what makes us happy. And finding happiness means finding positivity.

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3. Help Others

Negativity goes hand in hand with selfishness. People that live only for themselves have no higher purpose in their lives. If the whole point of this world is only to take care of yourself and no one else, the road to a long-term fulfillment and purpose is going to be a long one.

Positivity accompanies purpose. The most basic way to create purpose and positivity in your life is to begin doing things for others. Start small; open the door for the person in front of you at Starbucks or ask someone how their day was before telling them about yours.

Helping others will give you an intangible sense of value that will translate into positivity. And people might just appreciate you in the process.

4. Change Your Thinking

We can either be our best coach or our best enemy. Change starts from within. If you want to become more positive, change the wording of your thoughts. We are the hardest on ourselves, and a stream of negative self talk is corrosive to a positive life.

The next time you have a negative thought, write it down and rephrase it with a positive spin. For example, change a thought like, “I can’t believe I did so horribly on the test–I suck.” to “I didn’t do as well as I hoped to on this test. But I know I’m capable and I’ll do better next time.”

Changing our self-talk is powerful.

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5. Surround Yourself with Positive People

We become most like the people that we surround ourselves with. If our friend group is full of negative energy-suckers and drama queens, we will emulate that behavior and become like them. It is very difficult to become more positive when the people around us don’t support or demonstrate positive behavior.

As you become more positive, you’ll find that your existing friends will either appreciate the new you or they will become resistant to your positive changes. This is a natural response.

Change is scary; but cutting out the negative people in your life is a huge step to becoming more positive. Positive people reflect and bounce their perspectives onto one another. Positivity is a step-by-step process when you do it solo, but a positive group of friends can be an escalator.

6. Get into Action

Negative thoughts can be overwhelming and challenging to navigate. Negativity is usually accompanied by a “freak-out” response, especially when tied to relationships, people and to worrying about the future. This is debilitating to becoming positive and usually snowballs into more worry, more stress and more freak-outs.

Turn the negative stress into positive action. The next time you’re in one of these situations, walk away and take a break. With your eyes closed, take a few deep breaths. Once you’re calm, approach the situation or problem with a pen and pad of paper. Write out four or five actions or solutions to begin solving the problem.

Taking yourself out of the emotionally charged negative by moving into the action-oriented positive will help you solve more problems rationally and live in positivity

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7. Take Full Responsibility, Stop Being the Victim

You are responsible for your thoughts.

People that consistently believe that things happen to them handicap themselves to a victim mentality. This is a subtle and deceptive negative thought pattern. Phrases like “I have to work” or “I can’t believe he did that to me” are indicators of a victim mentality. Blaming circumstances and blaming others only handicaps our decision to change something negative into something positive.

Taking full responsibility for your life, your thoughts and your actions is one of the biggest steps in creating a more positive life. We have unlimited potential within to create our own reality, change our life, and change our thoughts. When we begin to really internalize this, we discover that no one can make us feel or do anything. We choose our emotional and behavioral response to people and circumstances.

Make positive choices in favor of yourself.

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny” ― Lao Tzu

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