A dog scratching at an empty dish may want you to feed it. He could sit near the door when he wants to head outside to relieve himself. Dogs will stare at you when they are in need of compassion. Sometimes, it is hard to establish a form of communication with your dog.
Take your dog to the vet at least one time a year for checkups. Your dog will not be able to express its concerns, so make sure that you get it a checkup periodically. Getting your dog checked up on annually will allow you to know if there are any problems.
If your dog is coming along on a family vacation, keep a picture of him handy or take one using your phone. If he just so happens to run away from you, you should have a picture so you can find him.
If you keep some medication in your home, make sure your dog cannot access it. Swallowing even one pill can end very badly, with a sick or dying dog. If your dog gets to your medication, you should call your veterinarian right away.
Try not to feed your dog any table scraps. This will make him beg more often, and he may gain a preference for human food. In addition, table scraps are simply not good for your dog’s health. They can cause obesity and other problems. Train your dog to sit far away from your dining room so that you and your family won’t be tempted to feed it table scraps.
For thousands of years, dogs have been man’s best friend. That is why it is easy to look into their eyes and figure out what they need. You now know more about communicating with and taking care of your dog. Your dog will thank you for that.