If you are a pet owner, there’s no question that you want the absolute best for your pet. These four legged friends are often more like friendly family members than pets, and giving them the right environment to thrive in is no doubt near the top of your list of wants. In some cases, adding a new family member into a turmoil home, such as one experiencing domestic violence, can have a negative effect on all. The good news is that taking a few basic steps (sometimes even before choosing a pet) can help you to create an environment your pet thrives in.
Understanding the energy level of your pet is really important to creating a great environment. Bigger dogs (or even smaller dogs) with really high energy levels do better with larger areas to roam like a country property, or will need to be taken out frequently to burn off that energy.
Then again, there are breeds which are relatively low energy and have no problem with just the occasional walk and otherwise lying down for most the day in an apartment is just fine. If you are limited in where you can live, then make sure to look at the energy level of your pet. That doesn’t mean a high energy pet can’t live in a small apartment, but it will take a lot of compensation to burn that off and make them happy.
Look At Their Breed History
Certain breeds were designed to be very intelligent/very trainable. Even today these species tend to be very mischievous and want to be trained or intellectually challenged. If not, they can tend to misbehave out of boredom. Training these breeds and going through training is a great way to give them the mentally challenging environment they want and is a great time for dog to bond with master.
Other breeds will have particular health concerns or needs that can be alleviated through bedding, avoiding certain types of challenges, or switching up food. All these little things make a big difference and provide a healthy environment that will allow your pet to absolutely thrive.
A Little Effort Goes A Long Way
One of the great things about the Internet is the ability to look up specific information on specific animals and species to go beyond the basics. Yes all animals should have a comfortable sleeping space they like and an area where they eat, do their business, etc. but now you can go online to find which breeds want training, which prefer one environmental factor versus another, and adjust accordingly.
A little research and effort goes a long way to creating that outstanding environment that your pets can thrive in.