Pets, you gotta love them, right? And when you want to show your pet just how much you love them, there are so many ways to do it. The first thing that comes to mind might be giving your pet a handful of treats, but there are so many other, more creative ways to show your affection. Some pet experts even argue that treats should be reserved for training and rewarding good behavior — not for whenever you feel like giving one out. Additionally, according to Pet MD, dogs actually form a weaker bond with people who just feed them as opposed to people who spend time exercising and playing with them, so you’ll definitely want to try making a lengthy fetch session a weekly ritual for your dog.
So the next time you want to show your pet how much you love them, you can try any one of these methods that are just as good as — if not better — than treats.