Want A Dog? Read This First!

Does your dog behave badly and have no manners? Do you have a dog who likes to tear up your furniture? Maybe it’s time to give your dog a lesson in proper behavior. This article contains some helpful advice about dog ownership.

Give your dog hugs, but don’t kiss him. A dog has a very filthy mouth. Dogs root around in garbage pails, drink enthusiastically from the toilet bowl and love to lick and smell certain body parts of other dogs. Your dog’s mouth is not really any cleaner than a human’s mouth. It is not necessarily true.

Just like humans, dogs should go to the vet for a checkup yearly. It can be difficult to know what could be causing your dog pain since they cant talk to you. Check-ups can reveal that and more.

Don’t give in to the urge to feed your dog food meant for humans. This will make him want human food every time you have a meal. Table scraps can also be unhealthy and lead to excess weight and digestive problems. To prevent temptation, have your dog separated from the area you eat in.

Do not try to feed your dog something they do not like. If you’re trying to get your dog to eat a new treat and it’s not showing any interest, don’t force them to eat it. Not all dogs like the same things.

Should you visit a shelter to adopt a dog, take the animal to the vet as soon as possible. They may be carrying some sort of illness that they picked up at the shelter. Therefore, you should have the animal looked at prior to taking it to your house.

Makes sure your dog gets adequate exercise. Dogs need routine activity and play in order to stay happy and healthy. You will enjoy the time you spend doing these things with your dog as well. Exercising with your dog will help you establish a bond with it.

Your dog must learn to walk on a leash correctly. Your dog should learn to walk by the side of you, teach them to ‘heel’. This will keep him safe, and it’ll make walks more enjoyable. Even if your dog is sometimes walked on a loose leash, it should still know the command anyway.

You can easily have a well cared for pet. You don’t have to sit back and watch the dog destroy your home or growl at everybody. The key to dog good behavior lies with you. Use the information here and you can have a great relationship with your pet.

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