Most people love their dogs and think of them as a four legged member of their family. However, there are some people who see their dogs as royalty and treat them as such. Here are some of the more interesting ways people spoil their dogs.

Designer dog collars

While many people like putting cute looking dog collars on their dogs and some even like to dress their favorite pooch in bling by giving them collars of fake jewels, others feel nothing but the real thing is good enough for their sweet pup. Just imagine walking your little pooch in this day and age with $100,000.00 worth of jewels around her neck. Of course, most people don’t go to quiet that extreme to spoil their pets but there are plenty of ways to spoil your dog.

Birthday parties

One of the newest pet spoiling trends is the dog birthday party. It has become highly acceptable to attend these events where the birthday cake is made entirely out of food that is healthy and good tasting to the dog. Generally, there is a smaller cake for the human guests. Everyone is of course expected to bring gifts for the guest of honor.

Other ways of spoiling a dog

There are other ways of spoiling a dog as well. Purchasing puppy clothes, doggie bungalows, and even private dog spas are all ways that these pets get pampered and spoiled. Often times these canine’s live the good life and the owner does not mind footing the bill as nothing is too good for their little darling.

The Worst Way to Spoil a Pet

There is another way that people spoil their dogs as well and there is nothing cute or funny about this kind of spoiling as it makes the dog dangerous to others and often to himself.

This kind of spoiling is when a dog is not properly cared for or trained. Dogs who are allowed to jump up on everyone in sight especially large dogs are a nuisance and can seriously cause harm to a small child or the elderly. While you may think it is cute when your lab or malamute greets you at the door by jumping up and putting his paws on your shoulders, guests to your home might find this kind of behavior frightening and he can easily knock down someone who is small or less than sturdy on their feet resulting in injury.

Not socializing your dog properly can also result in spoiling in your dog in a negative way. A non socialized dog who is thrust into a strange situation may become anxious and even aggressive resulting in injury to other animals or people. This can result in a lot of out of pocket money to you and in rare cases where a dog causes repeated injury a death sentence to him.

There are ways to spoil a dog but not seeing that he is properly trained or socialized should not be one of them. Teaching your dog to be well behaved, follow commands, walk properly on a leash, and respect other animals and people will allow him to go almost anywhere you do safely and happily. Isn’t that the proper way to spoil a dog?


by Nancy Cope