Basic Tips On Caring For A Dog

Maybe Your First Dog But Not The Last

Maybe you have had your dog for many years or this is your first puppy. Maybe you have adopted a dog, one of many over your lifetime. Owning and caring for a dog is great fun and very rewarding, but also a big responsibility.

Each dog is unique. There is no one way to care for a dog since each one presents a different situation. It is up to you to take care of your dog. He gives you a lifetime of unconditioned love and loyalty. In return he expects you to provide him with what he needs. These tips will help improve the lives of all the coolest dogs on the planet!

Consider Them Your Children

Every dog needs a good home where he can be healthy and happy. A big fenced yard with a dog house is a luxury, especially for a large and active dog. Dogs should not be kept outside alone or left there for extended periods of time. Dogs are social animals who enjoy companionship. Your dog should spend as much time as possible with you. Always be patient with him. Make sure your expectations of him are reasonable. Most behavior problems can be solved. If you need some guidance training a dog, here are the best courses I have found.

Preventive Check-Ups

Take your dog to a veterinarian for checkups. A regular visit to the vet for an exam which includes vaccinations and blood work is the best way to keep your dog in good health. To ensure that he can eat properly, he needs regular dental checkups as well.

If You Are Not Breeding

Has your dog spayed or neutered? Dogs who have this routine surgery tend to live longer, be healthier, and have fewer behavior problems. You are also doing your part to reduce the pet overpopulation problem.

Health and Wellbeing

Get him started on heartworm preventative as well as tick and flea preventative. Give him a nutritionally balanced diet. Hungry Bark is the best I have found! You can go here for advice on what and how much to feed your dog to maintain his proper weight and keep him healthy. Dietary requirements change as he gets older. Be sure he has fresh water always available.

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Get your dog a collar and ID tag with your name, address, and phone number. No matter how careful you are, your dog might get lost. If he is wearing his ID tag, the chances of his returning safely are greatly increased. His collar should not be too tight. You should be able to fit two fingers under it. Have him microchipped. This will enable him to be returned to you if he gets lost even if he loses his collar. When the microchip is scanned by a vet or animal shelter worker it gives your contact information so he can be reunited with you.

Contact your local animal shelter for information about legal requirements for your dog. Find out where to get tags and what vaccinations are required. Whenever you take him outside of his house and yard, keep him on his leash. No matter how well trained he is, you cannot completely be sure that you will have him under control all of the time. Something irresistible could catch his eye and he could take off to check it out. Dogs don’t always look before crossing a busy street.

How Much Exercise Does A Dog Need

Your dog will benefit from staying physically fit. You will need to see that he gets adequate exercise. Take him for a daily walk or two. It will be good for you as well as him. Here are some tips for knowing How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

Give him companionship. Play with him. Get this training class and work with him at home. Not only will he learn what is expected of him, but it will also be a good bonding time for you. Your dog is going to give you plenty of love and loyalty. He wants the same thing from you in return.

Adopt A Dog

To adopt a dog, visit your local Animal Shelter. They will all have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. This can save the life of one of the coolest dogs on the planet and give you a lifelong companion who will provide you with unconditional love, always!

If you are considering a dog, please read this article I have written to help you realize some of the things to consider before you do.

Dogs Are Awesome

If you haven’t noticed by now, I love dogs! They are the coolest! I have raised several in my life and have never had one that did not improve the quality of my life! I strongly recommend one for anyone who is looking for the best companionship you can get.

I hope this article helps anyone who is considering getting their coolest dog on the planet!



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