Most people have had pets of one kind or another. Even if you’ve always had a dog, there is something new to learn. Read on to find some great tips from experts and owners alike.
Make sure your house is free of doggy danger. Prior to bringing your dog into your home, be sure that it is entirely safe. Secure the trash can, stow way all medications and put away your regular cleaning supplies. Certain plants are toxic, and it’s best to move them, too.
If you’re taking your pup on a vacation, make sure that you take a picture of him for on your phone. If the worst happens and your pet gets lost, you have a current picture that you can show others or use to make “lost” posters.
Don’t give table scraps to your dog. This teaches dogs bad habits. Table scraps are also not nutritionally sound for a dog, and this might mean digestive problems, obesity, and other ailments. Resist the temptation and only give dog food to your pup.
Don’t take your dog off of your own property without a leash, no matter how well-behaved he is. A wild animal may get his attention and cause him to run off, or he may have a bad situation with others and their dogs. Your dog is your responsibility.
To improve the dog training process, try using hand signals in addition to verbal commands. It may be easier for your dog to learn commands if they see a visual signal. Look at both options and see if one particular way works best.
Now you know how to care for your dog. So long as you use this information, your experience with dog ownership should be a positive one. Read this article over as many times as you must.