You need to do more than pet and feed your dog. He needs to have TLC throughout the day. Where can you find out knowledge of how best to interact with your dog? The following article contains helpful advice you can use when owning a dog.
Since you’re not able to speak with your dog like a person, you should pay close attention to the dog’s non-verbal speech. If it seems as though your dog holds back when around other dogs or people, don’t insist that they interact. This could cause your dog to harm a person or another dog. You need to keep your eyes open for these signs.
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. That way, if he happens to get separated from the family, you have an up-to-date picture of him that is easily accessible for showing people or can be downloaded for printing up “lost” flyers.
Be wary of the flea treatment you’re going to use on your dog. Some of them contain chemicals that can increase the risk of cancer in children, and are 1,000 times as strong as the safe levels recommended by the EPA. Ask the vet about flea powders and other products that are less hazardous for kids.
Fight the urge to feed table scraps to your dog. This will encourage constant begging and reduce their appetite towards their own food. You might be wrecking your dog’s health by giving him table scraps. Make sure your dog does not sit near the table and beg, so you aren’t tempted.
If a dog does something correctly like sitting before you leash them, give them lots of praise and affection. It’s important that you pooch is aware that they did something good. Your dog is looking for ways to please you, and giving him your praise lets him know he has done just that.
By taking time out to learn all there is to know about caring for dogs, the better off you and your pet will be. Your dog is ready to shower you with unconditional love. In return, why not do all you can for your pet’s health and well-being? If the roles were reversed, you want your dog to find out all about you.