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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 September 12, 2019

12 Things You Should Remember When Feeling Lost in Life

12 Things You Should Remember When Feeling Lost in Life

Even the most charismatic people you know, whether in person or celebrities of some sort, experience days where they feel lost in life and isolated from everyone else.

While it’s good to know we aren’t alone in this feeling, the question still remains:

What should we do when we feel lost and lonely?

Here are 12 things to remember:

1. Recognize That It’s Okay!

The truth is, there are times you need to be alone. If you’ve always been accustomed to being in contact with people, this may prove difficult.

However, learning how to be alone and comfortable in your own skin will give you confidence and a sense of self reliance.

We cheat ourselves out of the opportunity to become self reliant when we look for constant companionship.

Learn how to embrace your me time: What Your Fear of Being Alone Is Really About and How to Get over It

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2. Use Your Lost and Loneliness as a Self-Directing Guide

You’ve most likely heard the expression: “You have to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.”

Loneliness also serves as a life signal to indicate you’re in search of something. It’s when we’re in the midst of solitude that answers come from true soul searching.

Remember, there is more to life than what you’re feeling.

3. Realize Loneliness Helps You Face the Truth

Being in the constant company of others, although comforting sometimes, can often serve as a distraction when we need to face the reality of a situation.

Solitude cuts straight to the chase and forces you to deal with the problem at hand. See it as a blessing that can serve as a catalyst to set things right!

4. Be Aware That You Have More Control Than You Think

Typically, when we see ourselves as being lost or lonely, it gives us an excuse to view everything we come in contact with in a negative light. It lends itself to putting ourselves in the victim mode, when the truth of the matter is that you choose your attitude in every situation.

No one can force a feeling upon you! It is YOU who has the ultimate say as to how you choose to react.

5. Embrace the Freedom That the Feeling of Being Alone Can Offer

Instead of wallowing in self pity, which many are prone to do because of loneliness, try looking at your circumstance as a new-found freedom.

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Most people are in constant need of approval of their viewpoints. Try enjoying the fact that  you don’t need everyone you care about to support your decisions.

6. Acknowledge the Person You Are Now

Perhaps you feel a sense of loneliness and confusion because your life circumstances have taken you away from the persona that others know to be you.

Perhaps the new you differs radically from the old. Realize that life is about change and how we react to that change. It’s okay that you’re not who you used to be.

Take a look at this article and learn to accept your imperfect self: Accept Yourself (Flaws and All): 7 Benefits of Being Vulnerable

7. Keep Striving to Do Your Best

Often those who are feeling isolated and unto themselves will develop a defeatist attitude. They’ll do substandard work because their self esteem is low and they don’t care.

Never let this feeling take away your sense of worth! Do your best always and when you come through this dark time, others will admire how you stayed determined in spite of the obstacles you had to overcome.

And to live your best life, you must do this ONE thing: step out of your comfort zone.

8. Don’t Forget That Time Is Precious

When we’re lost in a sea of loneliness and depression, it’s all too easy to reflect on regrets of past life events. This does nothing but feed negativity and perpetuate the situation.

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Instead of falling prey to this common pitfall, put one foot in front of the other and acknowledge every positive step you take. By doing this, you can celebrate the struggles you overcome at the end of the day.

9. Remember, Things Happen for a Reason

Every circumstance we encounter in our life is designed to teach us and that lesson is in turn passed on to others.

Sometimes we’re fortunate enough to figure out the lesson to be learned, while other times, we simply need to have faith that if the lesson wasn’t meant directly for us to learn from, how we handled it was observed by someone who needed to learn.

Your solitude and feeling of lost, in this instance, although painful possibly, may be teaching someone else.

10. Journal During This Time

Record your thoughts when you’re at the height of loneliness and feeling lost. You’ll be amazed when you reflect back at how you viewed things at the time and how far you’ve come later.

This time (if recorded) can give you a keen insight into who you are and what makes you feel the way you feel.

11. Remember You Aren’t the First to Feel This Way

It’s quite common to feel as if we’re alone and no one else has ever felt this way before. We think this because at the time of our distress, we’re silently observing others around us who are seemingly fine in every way.

The truth is, we can’t possibly know the struggles of those around us unless they elect to share them. We ALL have known this pain!

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Try confiding in someone you trust and ask them how they deal with these feelings when they experienced it. You may be surprised at what you learn.

12. Ask for Help If the Problem Persists

The feeling of being lost and lonely is common to everyone, but typically it will last for a relatively short period of time.

Most people will confess to, at one time or another, being in a “funk.” But if the problem persists longer than you feel it should, don’t ignore it.

When your ability to reason and consider things rationally becomes impaired, do not poo poo the problem away and think it isn’t worthy of attention. Seek medical help.

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Final Thoughts

Loneliness and a sense of feeling lost can in many ways be extremely painful and difficult to deal with at best. However, these feelings can also serve as a catalyst for change in our lives if we acknowledge them and act.

Above anything, cherish your mental well being and don’t underestimate its worth. Seek professional guidance if you’re unable to distinguish between a sense of freedom for yourself and a sense of despair.

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