Just like humans, dogs thrive when certain needs are met. At the most basic level, dogs need to eat daily, get some exercise, and spend time socializing with humans or other dogs. By creating a regular routine or schedule, you can help both you and your dog live the healthiest possible life. Here’s what you should know about the importance of creating a regular schedule for your dog and what a sample dog schedule might look like—
Creating a regular schedule for your dog can help with behavior training and anxiety; it may also help you make sure that you’re meeting your dog’s needs every day. At a bare minimum, most dogs need the following things every day:
Note that while creating a regular schedule can help your dog know what to expect throughout the day and can help with behavior training, keeping a schedule that’s too strict and that doesn’t allow for any flexibility or unexpected events could cause anxiety in your dog.
The schedule that you create needs to work for you and your pup based on things like your work hours and other obligations. With that in mind, here’s an example of what a dog’s daily schedule might look like:
At Happy Pup Manor, our experienced dog trainers can help you create a schedule that works for your pup and helps you to achieve training goals. To learn more about our dog training services and the support we can provide, call us today or send us a message at your convenience.