They’ve been dubbed Man’s Best Friend, but is there a way we can make our relationship with our dogs even stronger? As a matter of fact, there is! Recent research shows that oxytocin facilitates the bonding process between humans and their furry friends. But how else can we strengthen the connection?

1) Spend time in the great outdoors! Whether that includes hiking or going for a stroll, WikiHow notes how dogs just relish time outdoors. Use this to your advantage and get in an extra dose of fresh air with your furry friend.

2) The power of touch! Animal Wellness Magazine says one way to bond with your dog is through cuddling. So don’t shy away from rubbing your best pal behind the ears – they’ll enjoy it!

3) Make them your new co-worker! For those of us lucky enough to work at a place where dogs are allowed, use this as just another reason to strengthen your connection with your dog. The Dogington Post recommends that once at work, spend time socializing him with other pooches. Don’t hold back when it comes to long and leisurely walks during lunch breaks as well.

Training is also just another way to cement the bond as well. So for those of you still teaching your pooch the tricks of potty training, be sure to check out DoggieLawn! Our dog sod potty patches will keep him indoors for an easy, no-mess potty solution. Simply place your dog sod litter box inside your apartment for an outdoor-free experience. Your outdoor dog litter box can easily be used indoors, and picking up your dog’s potty is a breeze since it’s all contained on the dog litter box. We also carry poop baggies that come in a variety of colors and fun patterns to match your stylish pooch!

Sources: http://animalwellnessmagazine.com/10-ways-build-bond/
http://www.wikihow.com/Bond-With-Your-Dog
http://www.dogingtonpost.com/fun-ways-bond-your-dog/
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