You may already have a preconceived notion of what you expect from owning a dog. The dog you get may be far from this ideal vision. No matter what happens it is now your responsibility to make sure the dog is cared for, and the following article will show you how to go about doing that.
Hugs are great to give your pets, but kisses are not that great. In theory, giving a dog a kiss is cute, but realize that the mouth of a dog is generally very dirty. Dogs love to dig in garbage, get into the toilet, and then they lick their butts, yuck! There is an old wives’ tale that says that the mouth of a dog is cleaner than that of a human. It simply is not the case.
If you’re taking your pup on a vacation, make sure that you take a picture of him for on your phone. This will help in the rare situation that you get separated from your dog. You will have a current picture of your dog to show to people.
When you have to train a dog, your home and/or yard is the right place to do it. You should avoid training in heavily populated areas. This can cause your dog to get distracted, which can make training them simple commands almost impossible.
If your dog must be outside, build him a house. Especially if your dog’s feet get wet, exposure to very cold temperatures for long time periods can cause stress and other health issues. Protect them from precipitation and wind by providing them a dry and spacious shelter.
Take your time to teach your dog what kind of behavior is right or wrong as soon as it occurs. Ignoring it for any length of time will only make it that much more difficult to contain later and you never know what could happen as a result of it now. If you don’t get his behavior under control, your dog could end up biting someone.
You’ve just been given a treasure chest full of good advice- don’t throw it away. If you implement it in all you do, your dog will be like the dog you once dreamed of. A happy, healthy dog is a dream come true for a family.