Tips For Raising A Healthy And Happy Dog

Perhaps you visit the pound and pet shops and longingly dream of having the perfect pet. The dog you adopt might not fit your expectations exactly. That said, you have to train it to be what you want. Read on to learn what else you need to know:

Hugs are great, but steer clear of kisses. In theory, giving a dog a kiss is cute, but realize that the mouth of a dog is generally very dirty. Dogs go through garbage cans, toilet bowls, and love smelling and licking specific body parts of some other dogs. There is an old wives’ tale that says that the mouth of a dog is cleaner than that of a human. It’s not true.

When you take your dog on vacation with you, get a snapshot of them for your phone. If he is ever separated from you, it will be easy to show people what he looks like or print out flyers with a recent picture showing that you are looking for him.

If you keep some medication in your home, make sure your dog cannot access it. Your dog could be seriously injured or killed by ingesting a couple of small pills. If this does happen, call your vet immediately.

Use hand signals when training your dog along with verbal commands. It may be easier for your dog to learn commands if they see a visual signal. Try using both ways with your dog to see which works best.

Never give your dog a real bone to chew on. Real bones can break into pieces that can then become dangerous due to how sharp and small they can be. Rawhide is very healthy and will help your dog develop some strong teeth. Never ever give him a real bone!

This advice will prove helpful and ignoring it would be a mistake. If you implement it in all you do, your dog will be like the dog you once dreamed of. You will also find that there is no better friend than a dog that loves you.