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10 Ways to Deepen the Connection With Your Dog

Head and shoulders photograph of Rozalia Kieliszkiewicz
Woman hugging Golden Retriever
Animals bring balance to the earth, and many ancient cultures and tribes worked with the energies of animal guides for healing, guidance, and support. Through prayer, rituals, and meditations, animals were honored and respected by humans and lived with them in harmony. We still need this connection today, and we are still connecting to a variety of animals that accompany us on our journey.

In spiritual cultures, dogs represent devotion, loyalty, unconditional love, and deep spiritual wisdom. They teach us how to care, nurture, and love. Therefore, creating a deep connection with your dog is of the utmost importance for the duration of your mutual spiritual journey. Spiritual advisors or pet psychics can provide a psychic reading to help you connect with animals on a deeper level.

Until then, we have compiled a list of methods you can use to deepen your connection with your dog.

1. Be Patient With Your Pup

Remember that your dog is not human—you speak different languages and may misunderstand each other at times. Whether you are at the beginning stages of training your dog or deep in adulthood, it is important to understand that your dog can still mess up and frustrate you. Have patience, control your actions and words, and trust that your dog will pick up on your cues when the time is right. Your calm energy will deepen the connection with your dog, making him feel safe.

2. Exercise and Play Together

Just like humans, dogs have the same dopamine receptors that are stimulated when exercising. They need consistent movement and play time to blow off steam and feel happy and content. Taking your dog for a walk often or bringing them on your run is great for bonding and, as such, will deepen your connection. The happiest dog is the one that gets to play outside with their favorite toy.

3. Find Friends for Your Dog

It is important for your dog to feel as if you are their best friend, but it is also beneficial for your dog’s self-esteem to socialize with other dogs. Dogs love to play with each other and show off their skills and talents. They enjoy competing and communicating in their own tone and language. It is healthy for your dog to have consistent meet-ups with other dogs to encourage socialization.

So, call up your friends that have dogs and enjoy time at the park together where your dogs can play and be free with each other. This will make your dog feel appreciated by you and help deepen your connection.

4. Provide Nutritious Food

Tasty and healthy food will keep your dog happy and content. Feeding your dog nutritious food that provides clean energy and healthy digestion is important. Do not treat your dog like a garbage can for your scraps because some human foods can severely harm their tummies. Feeding your dog nutritious food is an act of love, and providing occasional treats will deepen the bond you share.

5. Commit to a Routine

Consistency is key. Your dog thrives on routine, and a sudden change in habit can disorient your dog and make them feel neglected and unloved. A dog deserves the same devotion and loyalty they give to their owners. If your dog is used to you coming home every day at a specific time to feed her and take her for a walk, try to avoid changing up the routine suddenly without a backup plan. Not showing up for your dog at the time expected can make the dog feel abandoned and neglected. Committing to a routine will create trust between you and your dog, resulting in a deeper connection.

6. Teach Your Pup Different Tricks and Commands

Training your dog and teaching it commands will create a great sense of trust between you and improve your bond. There will be less frustration and stress when your dog knows exactly what you want, how you want it, and when. There is a level of excitement that comes with the positive reinforcement you give your dog after they have done something you approve of or completed a desired task or command—especially when treats are involved!

7. Hang Out Together

Allow your dog to hang out with you when you are doing your own thing. Whether you are cooking in the kitchen, watching your favorite TV show, reading a book, or running errands, allow your dog to join you. Your dog will feel loved and appreciated being able to spend time with their favorite human. She will also feel in tune with your lifestyle, helping her learn and understand you on a deeper level.

8. Communicate Clearly

Be clear with your communication, especially when training your dog for the first time. Your dog is learning a new language as it spends more time with you, so be clear with your communicative gestures. This can help you avoid stress and frustration.

9. Share Your Emotions

Dogs are just as spiritual as humans are. All living species have a soul that comes with a level of intuition and emotions. Dogs can pick up on your feelings, whether you are angry, sad, happy, or stressed. Sharing your emotions with your dog and telling them how you feel will strengthen your bond and increase their affection and devotion towards you.

In a spiritual sense, dogs represent unconditional love, so your vulnerability will be appreciated.

10. Give Your Dog Lost of Loving, Cuddling, and Petting

Attention, touch, and care are essential for creating a deep connection with your dog. Taking time to cuddle your dog or rub its tummy, back, and face will strengthen the love and trust between you and your pet. Chances are your dog will return the favor by cuddling with you or even licking your wounds when they feel you need extra love and affection.

How Confident Do You Feel About Your Connection With Your Dog?

Now that you understand how to strengthen and deepen the connection with your dog, are you ready to embark on your spiritual journey with your pup? If you still feel that you lack information or need to understand how your dog is feeling or what he is thinking, reach out to a psychic specializing in animal connection, such as California Psychics or Keen Psychics.

Head and shoulders photograph of Rozalia Kieliszkiewicz
Rozalia is a holistic wellness and natural health writer and is a trained spiritual advisor, Reiki healer, astrologist, tarot diviner, and nutritionist.