Learning Their Love Language
This post has been sponsored by Pup-Peroni®. I received product and compensation, but all opinions are my own.
When we adopted Theo as a small pup, I was immediately surprised at how humanlike his needs and emotions were. I felt initially overwhelmed (in a great way) by the investment of time and attention into this little dog, as though somehow, I expected our newest family member to be more of a canine and less of a human. There’s a delightful balance of course, and endless ways that both Theo and Josie grace our lives with love and levity.
Though Theo is now 5 and Josie is 1, we are still learning that they are as different in personality and needs as our children are. Even when it comes to training, we have come to appreciate that Theo is motivated by tennis balls and Josie strictly by treats. Specifically, Pup-Peroni Jerky Bites, which she can smell a mile away, are tender bite-sized treats with real meat as the #1 ingredient. Josie is happy and pleased with these rewards for responding to commands! I’m pretty sure she’d do just about anything for them.
Given that our lives are very full with the kid’s school and sports activities, we make it a point to use our weekends to spend a little family time all together. Whether it’s backyard picnics or other outdoor activities, we make sure to bring the dogs with us to soccer and football games and weekly excursions to the beach. It’s important to us to incorporate our pets into our daily lives, so if we can find incentives to keep them happy and behaved we absolutely utilize them. Pup-Peroni Jerky Bites are available in two mouthwatering flavors like Tender Beef Recipe and Tender Pork Recipe, both of which bring contagious joy to Josie. We make sure to have them on hand-in the car, stroller, diaper bags and picnic baskets, as we know that no matter what, they will make her happy!
Learning to raise our very different dogs and their individual personalities is so much smoother now that we recognize what their “love languages” are. They are just like children in so many ways, it’s really a heartwarming experience to watch them all grow up together, different but so much the same.