Great Tips For Caring For A Canine Companion

Published: 09th May 2020
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Are you the owner of an misbehaving pooch? Do you find that your dog seems to gravitate to your favorite belongings as chew toys? Maybe a little behavior training is in order. Read the following article to learn tactics to train your dog how to behave properly.

It's good to give hugs, but avoid giving kisses. While getting kisses from your dog may seem cute, your dog's mouth is extremely dirty. They eat garbage or poop and even sniff other dog's butts. It's a folk tale that dogs have cleaner mouths than humans. This is not in the least bit true.

If you have medication for you or a family member, be certain your dog cannot reach it. Your dog could have a heart attack or a seizure if it swallows some pills. If you notice that your dog has consumed any of your medication, you need to immediately contact your vet.

Let your dog chew some rawhide rather than meat bones. Real bones can chip and splinter, this can cause your dog to choke and wreak havoc on his digestive tract. Rawhide is great for oral health, so don't give Rover any of your T-bone, regardless of how much you know he wants it.

Dogs can't talk, so you must learn their body language. If you notice your dog is hesitant to meet a particular person or dog, don't force it. This might lead to a bite to another dog or even to a person. Look for your dog's non verbal cues and react accordingly.

Ask your vet the amount of food your dog needs daily. Some people refer to the label on the package to determine the quantity of food to feed their dogs, but those guidelines are not always right and using them can cause your dog to become overweight. Ask your vet what the right meal plan is for your dog.

If you wish to get a dog that's a pure breed, you may have some luck with the pound. Many pet owners abandon their dogs at the pound when they no longer want to, or are able to, keep them. Call the pound to see what breeds they've got. This can help save the life of a beautiful dog.

Trim any hair that's around your pup's paws so it doesn't get matted up. Use a comb and a small pair of scissors for this task. If you're uncomfortable trimming hair, you should probably have your dog groomed by a professional.

Put a leash on your dog at all times when walking him. Your dog has to understand the "heel" command and respond to it by walking beside you, not ahead of or in back of you. Walking like this can keep them safe and help you enjoy walks too. The heel command is crucial for your dog, even if a loose leash walk is being used.

You cannot judge a dog's health by the coldness and wetness of its nose alone. Even if your dog is sick, there are different reasons his nose may be wet and cold. You can tell how your dog is feeling by watching his appetite and energy levels. These are more reliable signals of your dog's health. A dog's temperature is checked using a rectal thermometer.

Only a fool would ignore the advice above. Use it for all that you do to watch your dog become the dream companion you've always wanted. You will also find that there is no better friend than a dog that loves you.

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