Is your dog constantly misbehaving? Is your dog a chewer, and just loves chewing on your favorite items without a care in the world? It’s time for some behavioral lessons! Read through the article that follows and you should get some solid advice on how to train your pet.
It costs a lot of money to own a dog. Not only do you have to buy food, but you have to pay their vet bills and purchase other items that they need. You could spend as much as a thousand dollars in one year on your pet! Emergency visits to the vet can cost thousands, so you may want to invest in health insurance for your dog.
Hugs are good, but kisses should be avoided. Your dog’s mouth is fairly dirty at any given time. Dogs poke around trash cans, love smelling and licking other dogs’ body parts and enthusiastically drink from toilet bowls. It’s an old wives tale that your dog’s mouth happens to be cleaner that a human being. It certainly isn’t the truth.
Just as you need an annual physical exam, dogs do as well. Since your dog can’t speak, it may be difficult to know when he is having health issues. An annual checkup can help catch such issues before they become a major problem.
Even if your dog is well-behaved, never leave home without putting him on a leash. Wild animals could grab their attention, causing them to run into dangerous territory, or they may have an unpleasant situation involving other dogs and people. Your dog is your responsibility, so treat him right.
If a dog does something correctly like sitting before you leash them, give them lots of praise and affection. You need the dog to realize that he or she has done something you like. Your dog is looking for ways to please you, and giving him your praise lets him know he has done just that.
Genuine meat bones may be tempting, but it’s best to stick to rawhide. Real bones can chip and fragments may become lodged in their mouths or digestive tract. Also, rawhide is better for the health of your dog’s teeth.
Gone are the days of bad dog behavior. You don’t have to sit back and watch the dog destroy your home or growl at everybody. Your dog’s good behavior lies squarely at your feet. Apply what you now know and demonstrate proper behavior to your pet.