You need to learn a few things if you want to enjoy your dog’s company. Continue on and read about some helpful tips you can use when it comes to being a dog.

You should take your dog to the vet at lease once a year. Since dogs cannot talk, you may have difficulty figuring out if a tooth starts hurting or where arthritis is developing. A checkup once a year will help you find any problems.

Your dog cannot speak, so just listen to his body language. If your pet hesitates when approaching a person or a pet, remove him from the situation. This may lead to someone getting bit. Look for non-verbal cues and follow what the dog can guide your actions.

Never take your dog outside your yard without a leash even if he seems very trustworthy and calm. You will be responsible for your dog’s safety and safety.

Your daily lifestyle should help guide your choice of dog that you choose. For example, if you love to run, get a dog that loves to run too, not a toy-poodle. If you prefer to stay home curled up on your couch, a small dog that enjoys a lot of inside time is an ideal choice. You will be much happier when you make a dog that is complementary to your lifestyle.

This will show your dog that the behavior he is exhibiting is just exactly what you are looking for. It also reinforces the idea that he gets praised when he does what you’d like him to do.

Ask the vet about how much food your dog should eat each day. While some people feed their dogs according to the dog food package guidelines, sometimes these guidelines are inappropriate for your dog. Your vet will know how much to feed your dog’s specific needs are.

If you’re going to adopt a new dog from an animal shelter, it’s important that you take it to see a vet immediately. Dogs from pounds are exposed to more likely to be sick or have exposure to viruses in the shelter. You need to ensure your animal all of the shots it needs prior to bringing it home.

There are many different things needed to be the best dog owner you can be. Picking out a new puppy to be your companion is the easy part. You’ll have to be very responsible with your new dog. Apply what you’ve just learned, and you and your pet will enjoy each other.

By Laura