Would you like to rescue a puppy from the pound? Do you want a purebred dog complete with papers, from a breeder? Whether he is a pure bred or a mutt from the shelter, this dog is sure to give you the love and affection you seek. Responsibility comes with that love, so check out the following article to help you understand what’s involved in caring for your pet.
Hugs are good, but kisses should be avoided. Dogs lick dirty things you don’t even want to think about. Dogs go through garbage cans, toilet bowls, and love smelling and licking specific body parts of some other dogs. It saying that the dog’s mouth is much cleaner than a human’s is folklore. This is absolutely a myth!
Dog training should take place on your property. Training in busy areas with lots of people around should be avoided. It will be very distracting for your pup.
If your dog needs to be outside during cold months, buy him a house or build him one. If your dog’s feet get wet, then the continued exposure can lead to stress and other health issues. Keep your dog safe from the elements by providing him the dry shelter he needs.
If your dog gets anxious and lonely when you leave, put some music on before you head out. The noise will keep him company and make him feel a little more secure. When it comes to treating your pet’s anxiety, a little music could be exactly what the doctor ordered.
Make sure you provide your dog with affection on a regular basis. A lot of owners focus on correcting bad behaviors rather than displaying affection for their dog. This could lead to trouble down the line. On a ratio of five:one, seek out the positive things your dog does and reward him accordingly. Your dog’s behavior will improve because of your new technique.
You can keep your furry friend mentally as well as physically active through plenty of exercise. You can even teach your dog useful tricks such as fetching the newspaper for you. They’ll feel like a useful family member and the constant reinforced training will maintain their sharp thinking skills.
Bring your dogs to their scheduled appointments. Vets can do early screening for thyroid issues, diabetes and kidney problems before your dog has symptoms. Annual dog physicals can spare lots of money later for owners and keep them from suffering now.
Take the dog to see the vet often. Your dog requires an annual checkup and testing for heartworm, and the vet can ensure that your dog has had all the necessary vaccinations. With a puppy, you will need to visit your vet a little more often. If your dog appears to be ill or injured, you should make a trip to the vet immediately.
Now, you are aware of what is required of you to properly care for your furry friend.. Don’t quit trying to learn new tips and advice. Think about joining a dog forum to chat with fellow dog owners. Learning takes a lifetime, so don’t stop!