Zoey

Dog Blogger gives advice on loving your dog

In Cute Dachshunds, Cute Dogs, On Being Cute on January 25, 2015 at 4:30 am

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I am flashy cute, i.e. a superstar. I am extra, extra cute as the cutest dachshund on the planet. My name is Zoey, and I just turned six.

Here are a few ways to make dogs like us feel like superstars:

Number one is to give us treats. I get treats for going potty, standing on my hind legs showing off “pretty,” and doing tricks, like sit, lie down, spin and up.

Also:

  • Play with us at least once a day to give us exercise, stimulate our minds and provide a release of our pent-up energy.
  • Take us on a walk or two every day, so that we get exercise (to keep us agile and flexible) and we can explore smells.
  • Give us a place to run, which is one of our favorite things to do, especially when we get to run from scent to scent to track down food or something entertaining. Let us run for at least 20 to 30 minutes a day.
  • Encourage us to do mental exercises, such as food puzzle toys, agility courses, obedience and trick training, and chew toys.
  • Give us stimulating smells of different types and intensities, because this is our primary sense with sight as secondary. We find entertainment in tracking and exploring smells we encounter to obtain information, separating the smells into distinct odors without blending them. We use this information to interpret and respond to our environment.
  • Provide us with a comfortable spot to sleep that’s all our own. We require more sleep than humans, partly because we’re animals and also because we’re bored.

And, of course, love us and let us love you back, because we are yours after all.

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