Would you like to get a puppy from the pound? Or perhaps you are interested in purchasing a puppy from a professional breeder? Regardless of the breed or type you want, dogs will bring lots of love into your life. But, you have to be responsible as well, which is why you should read the whole article that follows.
Just like people need regular yearly physicals, dogs need the same thing. Your dog can’t talk, it might be difficult to find out what is wrong if there is an issue. A checkup once a year will help diagnose any problems.
When vacationing with your dog, use the camera on your phone to snap a quick picture. If he just so happens to run away from you, you should have a picture so you can find him.
Fight the urge to feed table scraps to your dog. Your dog will constantly beg for food when you are eating and will not be hungry when the time to feed it comes. Scraps from the table obesity, digestive problems, or other health issues in dogs. Train your dog to remain in another room while the family eats so no one is tempted to slip something to him under the table.
Train your dog indoors or in the backyard. This allows you to control how many people are there while the training takes place. The more people there are, the more difficult training will be. Distraction ensues, and it is harder to get your dog to focus on basic commands.
Keep your dogÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s nails trimmed. Long nails cause huge amounts of pain. It is easy to keep nails trimmed with simple implements available at pet stores. Can’t hack it? Take them to the groomer instead.
Train your dog how to properly walk when on a leash. Make him walk at your side, and do not let him pull far in front of you or stay far behind. Use the command “heel” to prompt him. This keeps you and your dog safe as you walk. This command will be very useful if you walk your dog while keeping the leash very loose.
Follow through according to your vet’s suggestions if your dog needs something special or has medicine. He may want out of that cone immediately, but he needs to keep wearing it! Your vet recommendations should be taken seriously for the betterment of your dog’s health.
Be certain a lost dog can be returned to you by giving him some identification. Consider purchasing a breakaway collar for your pet. This tag should include your contact information and your dog’s name. Another option is to have a micro-chip put on your dog.
When you are training your dog, don’t have too many people telling your dog what to do. Training methods vary by person, and multiple trainers can confuse the dog. Only allow one person to teach the dog things and then everyone else should learn what that person has taught the dog and stick with that.
It’s time to bring Fido home. Use online resources, which change fairly frequently, to learn as much as you can about dog ownership. There are many forums that are great for dog owners. You will find that you learn new things about your dog, even when they grow old.