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Hounds Town USA Dog Care Expert Offers Tips for Keeping Tails Wagging on National Dog Day

Hounds Town USA founder discusses the importance of socialization and routines for your dogs

RONKONKOMA, NY, USA, August 23, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — National Dog Day is August 26. It is widely recognized as an occasion to celebrate all dogs and help encourage rescues, adoption and the overall healthy treatment of man’s best friend. In honor of the day, Hounds Town United Statesthe Unit over 30 years old doggy daycare franchise, offers socialization tips to keep your dog happy and safe.

Whether you’re bringing home a puppy for the first time or just looking for an upgrade with your current dog, consider these expert tips to get the most out of your companion:

Interactive play can improve social skills. By allowing dogs to interact in a natural pack environment, they learn to interact with each other and with other dogs and people outside of that pack. It is best played like this in a supervised environment with trained professionals.

Get a workout. Sometimes walking on a leash can create anxiety in a dog or not be enough to get needed exercise.

Tired dogs are happy dogs! Taking a dog on a hike, throwing a ball in a yard, or even off-leash training it in a small space like a living room can reduce destructive behaviors and separation anxiety.

Hydrated dogs are happy dogs. Make sure your dog has access to clean water throughout the day to maintain his energy level. If you can, consider getting a dog water fountain. These are especially useful for dogs that like to drink from their bowl and then walk away from it, leaving the water behind for bacteria to grow. A good rule of thumb is to change your dog’s water at least once a day, or more often, depending on how much he drinks per day.

Establish a routine. Getting your dog to follow a routine can also help reduce anxieties and create clear expectations. Make sure your dog knows when you’re leaving and coming home, what time of day the postman comes, and when it’s time for his next meal. Dogs love a routine, so make sure you can help them by creating one.

“One of the best things you can do to help your dog socialize is to let other dogs do the work for you,” said Mike Gould, founder of Hounds Town USA. “Dogs have an incredible ability to regulate each other in a natural pack environment and can often help other dogs in ways that humans cannot. Consistency and structure are also essential for your dog to know what to expect and that he can count on you.

In a post-pandemic world where more than 23 million American households — nearly 1 in 5 nationally — have adopted a pet during the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to make sure owners have all the tools at their disposal to keep their pet happy.

ABOUT HOUNDS TOWN USA
Since 2000, Hounds Town USA has provided a safe and welcoming environment for dogs to be dogs. With interactive dog daycare, pet boarding, dog grooming, pet taxi and retail services, the one-stop dog town of Hounds Town USA is home to the happiest dogs – and franchise owners – on Earth. Founded by former NYPD dog handler and Nassau County Police Department Commander Michael S. Gould, Hounds Town USA has over 30 locations and plans to open 20 more units before 2023. For more information, please visit houndstownfranchise.com.

David Martinelli
Hounds Town United States
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