When your dog is hungry, he may scratch at his bowl. If your dog needs to go potty, he may paw at your door. If your dog wants attention, he’s going to look at you in a longing way. Sadly, not everything he wants is to easily communicated, so read on to learn more about a dog’s needs.
Avoid kisses and stick with hugs. Kisses from dogs are adorable, but they’re a lot less cute when you realize how filthy your dog’s mouth actually is. Dogs are always getting into garbage, drink from places like the toilet, and they clean their bodies with their tongues. Many people believe that dogs’ mouths do not have as much germs as humans’ mouths. That tidbit of information is plain wrong.
Neuter or spay your dog. Research has proven that this can help your dog live longer and also specifically help prevent cancer. Besides, a neutered dog will be less likely to run away or to get in fights with other animals.
Since you’re not able to speak with your dog like a person, you should pay close attention to the dog’s non-verbal speech. Don’t force interaction with other pets or people if your dog is showing reluctance. This can lead to a bad ending for your dog, the other pooch or the other person. Follow your dog’s body language.
Make sure you are using the right flea treatments on your pet dog. There are ingredients in some of them that can risk cancer in your children. Discuss any concerns with your veterinarian, and see if he has more holistic treatment options that might help to keep your pet free from fleas and your family safe.
Don’t give your dog leftovers from your own plate. This teaches dogs bad habits. Overfeeding him will lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, too. Make sure your dog does not sit near the table and beg, so you aren’t tempted.
It is said that you can understand dog emotions, and that is really no surprise considering a dog is man’s best friend. Therefore, it is crucial for you to implement body language when communicating. You will have a happy dog for that.