Most people believe that dogs can be man’s best friend. This statement really is true. By understanding proper dog care methods, you can build a wonderful relationship. Continue reading to learn more about your responsibilities as a dog owner.
Because dogs cannot speak to you, it is important to learn their non-verbal cues. If when meeting a new dog or person you find your dog is filled with dread, remove him from the situation. It could end up with someone getting bit. Pay attention to the posture of the dogs and let them take their time.
When you have medications of any sort, keep them where your dog cannot get to it. Swallowing just a few pills could lead to catastrophic health issues for your dog, including a seizure or heart attack. Make sure you have your veterinarian’s number handy in case your dog does accidentally swallow your medicine.
Anti-flea products are dangerous. Several have cancer causing ingredients, and they can be especially harmful to young children. Talk to your vet to learn about flea treatments that are safer and more family friendly, and always keep flea medication out of reach of children.
When you are training your dog, you should practice in your home or in your yard. This will give you security and an area that your dog is comfortable. People will only distract your dog, making it more difficult to train him.
Don’t take your dog off of your own property without a leash, no matter how well-behaved he is. A dog might run after an animal and get into trouble, or it might get into a fight with another animal. Your dog is your responsibility, so treat him right.
Dogs can be wonderful pets. A great relationship starts with a good education. You have gained a lot of knowledge from what you have just read, and hopefully this knowledge can be used to make your pet happy. Dog is man’s best friend, so be a best friend back to your dog.