Ask Me Anything: Canine Mental Enrichment with Dikshit Wadhwa

Ask Me Anything: Canine Mental Enrichment with Dikshit Wadhwa
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We get it.

Weekends can get very busy. And as dog parents, there’s just so much to do. So, to make life a little easier for you, we’ve put together the major takeaways from our latest AMA Session with canine behaviourist, Dikshit Wadhwa.

While exploring ‘Canine Mental Enrichment and Behaviour’ fellow splooters enquired about their pet’s dietary needs, the need for timely vet visits and a lot more.

Here's the gist of it -

  1. Understand Your Dog’s Body Language And Behaviour

Dogs communicate through their body language, and it’s important to learn how to read their signals. By understanding your dog’s body language, you can better understand their needs and communicate with them effectively.

2.   Provide Plenty Of Exercise And Mental Stimulation

Dogs need physical exercise and mental stimulation to stay healthy and happy. Make sure to provide plenty of opportunities for your dog to play, go for walks, and engage in other activities that challenge them mentally.

3.   Provide A Healthy Diet

A nutritious, balanced diet is essential for your dog’s health and well-being. Make sure to provide high-quality dog food that meets their nutritional needs, and avoid giving them table scraps or human food that can be harmful for their health.

4.  Consistent Training And Positive Reinforcement

Consistent training and positive reinforcement are essential for teaching your dog good behaviour and obedience. Rewarding good behaviour with treats, praise and attention can help reinforce the behaviour you want to see more of.

5.  Regular Check-ups And Vaccinations

Regular check-ups with a veterinarian are important for maintaining your dog’s health and catching any potential health problems early. Make sure your dog is up to date on all necessary vaccinations to prevent serious illnesses.

That’s it for this time’s recap. Stay tuned for our upcoming AMA Sessions with canine experts that help you make dog parenting easier and better.

Until next time, keep learning!