For many thousands of years, dogs have been considered man’s best friend. It is truly a match made in heaven. But, since you’re the human, it’s up to you take care of your dog. Here are some things that you should do to make sure your dog is happy.
Neuter or spay your dog. It is a known fact that doing this will lessen the probability of your dog getting cancer. In addition, dogs that are spayed or neutered do not have as strong of a desire to wander from their home, meaning that they are less likely to get lost or hit by a car.
If you take your dog with you on vacation, keep a photo of him on your phone. If he gets lost, you have a recent picture you can immediately access in order to print “lost” flyers.
When it’s time for dog training, you’ll want to do it inside your house or in your yard. Training a dog in a very populated area is never a good idea. It is very difficult to teach a dog that is distracted by people and disturbances.
Even if your dog is well-behaved, never leave home without putting him on a leash. A feral animal might catch their attention, causing them to pursue them, or an unplanned incitement might lead to a bad situation with other pet owners. You are solely responsible for the dog’s actions and for the dog’s safety as well.
Praise your dog when he behaves or performs in the way that you have been training him to. You need to reward good behavior. It teaches your pup that he will be rewarded for good behavior.
Your dog deserves to have quality dog food. Cheap dog food contains lots of preservatives and additives that your dog doesn’t need. Find a list of recommended dog foods from the vet or an advocate for animals. Your dog will thank you for feeding him a better food.
As soon as you notice your dog engaging in bad behaviors, immediately try to correct them. If you delay too long, the behavior will get harder and harder to correct. This could lead to huge problems down the road.
Be certain that your dog is getting sufficient exercise. Regular exercise is a necessity, as is playtime in order to keep him physically and mentally happy. No matter what you do, whether it’s going for a long walk or simply throwing a ball or stick, both you and your dog will benefit. Besides just getting some exercise, you’ll be creating a bond between you and your dog.
You need to take good care of all your dog’s needs. It is easier when you are aware of what you have to do, so hopefully this article has helped you. Just try some of these tips, and you will see a positive difference in your dog.