Owning a dog comes with some responsibilities. He could sit near the door when he wants to head outside to relieve himself. He may glance at you longingly when he yearns to be loved. Dogs cannot communicate everything they want, so keep reading to find out what a dog needs.
It is important to puppy-proof your home. Make sure any area your dog will be in is safe. Put all medication and cleaning supplies away, and keep your indoor trash can inside a cabinet. Certain plants are toxic, and it’s best to move them, too.
Hugs are great to give your pets, but kisses are not that great. Dog kisses may be seen as cute, but their mouths aren’t all that clean. Remember that dogs use their tongues to clean themselves, and they like to eat garbage and drink out of the toilet. Your dog’s mouth is not really any cleaner than a human’s mouth. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.
It’s a great idea to keep a snap-shot of your dog handy (a digital pic on your phone is ideal) whenever you’re traveling with him. This way, if you find out that your dog went missing along the way, you will have a recent picture that you can show to people when you go out to look for you pet.
If you have medication is your home, even if it is just over-the-counter medication, place it where your dog cannot access it. Getting into those pills could seriously impact your dog’s health and even cause death. Make sure you have your veterinarian’s number handy in case your dog does accidentally swallow your medicine.
Try hand signals in conjunction with verbal commands when training your dog. Your dog can figure out things easier when they get these signals. Find out the way that your dog prefers and use it.
If you are not sure of how much to feed your dog each day, talk to your vet about it. Simply reading the label on your dog food package may not be enough; your dog may have special needs. Talk to your vet about what is acceptable and what your dog’s particular needs are.
Take your time to teach your dog what kind of behavior is right or wrong as soon as it occurs. Ignoring it for any length of time will only make it that much more difficult to contain later and you never know what could happen as a result of it now. The dog may harm somebody, even you, so control them.
People say that you can tell what your dog is thinking by the way they look, this is true. After reading this, you may understand a lot more about your dog than what his body is saying. Your dog is going to be grateful for that.