The notion of being able to socialize not just among other humans but also with different types of animals is what sets us apart in the animal kingdom. The ability to care, provide and love another creature as if it’s no less than us is a highlight of the human nature. Pets in general may refer to dogs and animals or even fishes in most cases but that’s not it, hamsters, rabbits, birds, swans, snakes, farm animals and there are instances of even foxes and tigers as pets for people who find them interesting. Pets are more or less like our companions or friends to be honest. I mean imagine a rough day at work or school and things are just not going your way, it is easy to yell at your friend and sometimes he/she might get a bit offended or hurt by your behaviour and repercussions of the same can be a small quarrel or little awkward moments that might stain a good friendship, imagine the same scenario when you come home and your pal, a cute little dog runs towards you wagging its tail, climbing on your legs and licking your feet. You might go inside not bothering but it will still follow you while you sit on the couch, squeezing itself beside you like it understands you. All you need to do is pick it up and hold to feel a whole lot better, one might beat it up or shoo it away but it doesn’t mind and the next morning you can expect the same behaviour and the same love that it always had towards you. Having a pet around is like having a very good companion, all the time. When you need someone to just listen you, nothing is better than your pet. They are so adorable the name that you are called by your family and buddies is called ‘pet’ name that itself suggests how important they are in the life of us humans as a whole.
Having a pet in the household also makes the mood cheerful all the time and it teaches the kids of the house to learn responsibilities and share the work. For Example: A dog needs to be fed at regular times and taken out for walks and outings regularly, bathed and cleaned occasionally and taught a few tricks and signs because even animals have intelligence. Elders do not usually take all these responsibilities or have the patience for it so the kids of the house can distribute works and responsibilities of having a pet. For the pets to behave normally, you should choose a type and size of your pet that suits you and your home and also your lifestyle. For example a cat or a dog behaves depending on the age, breed personality and its past experiences. It is also necessary that you train your pets from an early age so that they get used to your habits and dislikes, it also helps them adjust themselves to your household and surroundings with training especially toilet training. For example, teaching your dog where to toilet is really important. Train your pets using rewards because it will help them to learn to behave properly and appropriately and make them easier to control and understand. Good training and teaching of skills can also enhance the intelligence and quality of life. It is important to note that they are not like us and not shout or punish them. Your pet will only become more nervous and unlikely to understand you and become more scared when you are around. Pets are innocent creatures who cannot communicate with us but it is important that u try to understand them. Frightening experiences and punishment can lead to behaviour problems and suffering. If your dog’s behaviour becomes ongoing problem, seek for a vet or expert advice. Exercising regularly to keep fit, active and stimulated. Pets need regular exercise and plenty of opportunities to walk and run daily, unless enough to do so that they do not get distressed or bored of it.
Make sure you spend enough time with your pets and do not make them feel left out or neglected. They need your attention and you have to take care of them too. Pets usually like to be playful and they should be allowed to be among other animals or people. You can also buy safe toys and always be observant of the changes in their behaviour and to see if they show any signs of fear or stress towards something. The most important thing that you should do for your pets is consistency in the way you, your family and friends react to them. They should be allowed to come near you and walk in the places that you walk too or allow them to follow you to your room. They should be provided a safe hiding place where they can escape if felt scared or bored and be provided them with food in same place and dog bowl all the time.