4. Toys & Play
Dogs require more than food, water, shelter and exercise to feel happy. They also need mental stimulation. If your dog has nothing to do all day, he will feel bored and find his own source of amusement. For instance, he might decide to bark for six hours in a row, eat your slippers, or chew the legs off your furniture. You should, therefore, make sure your dog has plenty of toys to play with. It is also important to make time to play with your dog each day. Most dogs like games of fetch or tug of war. They also tend to enjoy sniffing out hidden objects.