6 Ways to Make Your Dog Happy


6. Be the Boss

Dogs may thrive when given lots of love and affection, but they also need discipline. Your dog has to feel sure that you are the pack leader before he will obey your commands. That means you should set boundaries. For example, you should not let your dog sleep on your bed, eat dinner before the rest of the family, or leave a room in front of you.

Use a stern voice to correct your dog when he has something wrong, but remain calm and resist the urge to yell at him. Never use physical violence to correct your dog. The use of physical aggression will obviously make your dog unhappy, and it could even ruin his temperament. If you are having trouble asserting your authority, there are plenty of books and articles than can help you to show your dog who the pack leader is.