How to Feel Closer to Your Pet Right Now — for Free

Your Mammoth Dog Bed is Good for More Than Just Amazing Sleep.

It can be difficult to cultivate a great relationship with a new pet, especially if you work a lot and have to leave the pup at home for a few hours every day. Lots of dogs need cues, much like children, to learn how to react to your needs and wants — and they take these cues from your daily interactions with them. That’s why it can be confusing for a pet to experience tons of affection and cuddles from you in a situation at one time and not another. For example, letting him on the couch for a cuddle when you want to watch a movie after a long day, but punishing or negatively reinforcing him for being on the couch at another time can create pushiness and aggression. Worse, it can teach your dog to ignore your instructions, and if the situation doesn’t resolve quickly, rewards qualities like persistence and stubbornness.

 

In order to strengthen obedience training and do your job, as an owner, to keep your pet both physically and mentally healthy, repetition, routine, and consistency are the best strategies to make sure everyone is behaviorally on track. You can begin on the path to a wonderful friendship with a loving pup by training for simple, trouble-free sleeping and waking routines.

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When you get a dog bed, the question of where the dog will sleep and whether or not he’ll be comfortable is resolved, because our beds are made with virgin memory foam that is guaranteed to cushion and support joints. Each bed also distributes weight over the entire surface, so there’s no stiffness when hips and legs are stretched out. Sleeping in his own space gives your dog the feeling of safety and security in his own domain, which lessens any chance of him feeling competitive or stubborn on your furniture.

 

Plus, it means that when you do want to cuddle on the couch or in your bed, you can use this affection as a reward for good behaviour, and it will have the effect of a special treat. Instead of the couch becoming a contested area that constantly smells like dog and is always covered in fur, it remains your couch — and receives a friendly visitor once in while.

 

Other training tricks include letting your pup do his “time-outs” in a Mammoth bed, not because you want to associate it with bad behaviour but because it is a way to communicate that the dog needs to be alone, away from your attention. Instead of coddling and comforting him when he’s anxious or distressed, let him spend a little while in his own territory. While it may seem unkind, what you’re actually doing is paying less attention to his bad feelings, so that he doesn’t turn nervousness into a ploy to get your affection. This way, he learns without any negative punishments that behaving well rather than badly is the way to get an extra treat.

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