Is your dog constantly misbehaving? Is their daily behavior cause for concern? Perhaps your dog needs some obedience lessons. Here you will find a wealth of information showing you how to train your dog so that his behavior improves, making him a happier member of your family!
Have your dog spayed or neutered. Research suggests that this small thing can give extended life to your dog by reducing cancer risk. In addition, spayed or neutered dogs aren’t as likely to roam away from your home, which can result in them getting run over by a vehicle, killed by a bigger animal, shot, or kidnapped.
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 careful when selecting canine flea treatments. There are ingredients in some of them that can risk cancer in your children. Bring up the subject of alternative and family-friendly treatments the next time you see your vet, and always be sure to apply these treatments when no children are present.
No matter how nicely your dog behaves, never take it off your property unless it is on a leash. A dog might run after an animal and get into trouble, or it might get into a fight with another animal. Your dog’s actions and safety is your responsibility.
Talk with your vet about the foods you should feed your dog. Keep in mind that a young puppy’s stomach is not ready for certain foods. Be safe when taking care of your dog.
Praise your dog when he behaves or performs in the way that you have been training him to. By rewarding your pup when it does the right thing, you’ll be teaching it to do these behaviors more often. It also teaches your dog that when he does the things you want, he will get praised.
Don’t give your dog real bones. Real bones can chip and fragments may become lodged in their mouths or digestive tract. Rawhide is healthy and good for their teeth, so don’t share that T-bone no matter what faces they make.
Your dog’s claws must be trimmed. Once they get to a length where they are curling under, this is likely to cause your dog some pain. These can be trimmed at home if you use nail clippers from the store. If you do not want to take this matter into your own hands, hire a professional.
If you get a dog that was in a pound or shelter, you must see a vet right away. They may be carrying some sort of illness that they picked up at the shelter. Therefore, you should have the animal looked at prior to taking it to your house.
Now, you shouldn’t have trouble modifying the behavior of your dog. You don’t have to have your home destroyed anymore. You have the power to transform you dog into a well behaved pet. Use what you’ve learned and show your dog how to behave.