Have you thought about become a dog owner? Are there dogs in your house right now? The following advice will be of help if your answer was yes to these questions. The following dog information will be of help for a long time.
Be wary when it comes to flea treatments. Quite a few of them use ingredients that are very unsafe for kids, including an ingredient that has been linked to cancer. Discuss family-friendly alternative flea treatments with your vet. Be sure to store all flea treatments out of the reach of children.
In your backyard or in your house itself is the right place to start training your dog. This prevents some of the problems that are associated with training around a lot of other people. It is very difficult to teach a dog that is distracted by people and disturbances.
Provide your dog with rawhide to chew on rather than actual meat bones. Genuine bones can chip, and the pieces may become stuck in your dog’s teeth or digestive system. Rawhide is a healthy alternative and will help keep your dog’s teeth clean as he satisfies his need to chew.
Do not force your dog to eat things. If your dog doesn’t want it, don’t force him to eat it. When you have a new dog, take time to learn what they do and don’t like.
Take your time to teach your dog what kind of behavior is right or wrong as soon as it occurs. If you ignore it you might make it worse than before. This could lead to huge problems down the road.
Daily brushing for your dog does more than simply prevent shedding. Their coat will become shinier when they are brushed everyday. When you brush a dog, you are moving the skin’s oils evenly throughout its fur, so it really makes the fur shine and feel great.
Be sure to schedule a check up for your new friend with a trusted veterinarian. Don’t wait to long to make your appointment. Your vet will be able to give a clean bill of health, and appoint a schedule for vaccinations. Consider having your pup spayed or neutered as there is already an overpopulation problem.
Always teach your dog to walk properly on a leash. Your dog should remain at your side and know the command “heel.” This keeps you and your dog safe as you walk. Understanding that command is great, even if you choose to still walk with a loose leash periodically.
Can you remember everything you just read? If not, reread these tips again. You will be happy when you know how to fix the problem. Use what you learned and have a great relationship with your pup.