If you're looking for a feel-good dog video to brighten your day, then this is the one.
Anyone who has ever brought their dog to the beach knows just how exciting the adventure can be for our four-legged friends. The beach is full of wonderful smells, sights, and sounds, plus there's water and swimming - for a dog, you just can't top that combination. When the weather is nice out, a long walk on the beach can have both you and your dog feeling great again.
Set to the tune of Pharrell Williams' "Happy," watching this video will make you feel exactly that emotion. You can't help but smile as this dog walker takes a bunch of dogs to a beach in Australia for a fun day out.
But the beach isn't just for dogs - in fact, there's a brave cat who seems quite content to go along for the visit.
If your dog hasn't yet been to the beach, you can take some steps to make sure that his introduction is a positive one. Plan to take your dog to the beach on a day when the weather is calm - taking your dog out on a windy day can be overwhelming for his sensitive hearing.
When you get to the beach, keep your dog on a leash and let him explore at his own pace. Don't try to force him to go into the water; it may take a few visits before your dog is comfortable enough to give swimming a try.
When you head to the beach with your dog, make sure that dogs are permitted on that particular section of beach. Bring along baggies to clean up after your dog, and keep an eye on him to make sure that he doesn't eat any dead animals or swallow too much sea water. Make sure you have plenty of towels to help dry your dog off and to line your vehicle for the trip home.
How happy are you after seeing a bunch of dogs (and one cat) have the best beach day ever?