It can be essentially important to regard your dog as part of the family, not just a pet. This doesn’t mean you need to throw a birthday party for them each year, or take them on every vacation you might be interested in. However, it can simply be a much more welcoming environment for an animal (and fun for you too!) if you simply regard them as such.
Your dog might not own any belongings. However, they might be gifted some fun items to be treated to. For example, custom dog bowls proudly displaying your pets name can be a fun method of differentiating between your pets feeding plates.
Your pet deserves their own space. Of course, they don’t pay rent, so there’s likely no need to give them their own room. However, allowing them a large bed in a space considerable for their own relaxing at night can help them sleep more easily, and can help them understand where to go at certain times.
A dog might not come with the utmost best behavior. For this reason, ensuring you invest in their training will help them adapt to the family better, and become more tepid or relaxed around your family members. This can be especially important if they are around children, they frighten easily, or you hope for them to act as a form of guard dog. No matter what you choose, it’s important to know just how beneficial this can be to the life of your entire home.
With these simple efforts to make your dog part of your family, they will become less of a pet and more of a cherished companion. That’s what all dogs deserve to be.