Are you interested in rescuing a dog from the local pound? Or are you interested in buying from a breeder? From a mutt to a show dog, they’ll all bring you love. But, you have to be responsible as well, which is why you should read the whole article that follows.
Give your dog hugs, but don’t kiss him. Dog kisses are adorable, but your dog’s mouth is really dirty. He probably doesn’t mind eating dirt, enjoys drinking water from the toilet if he can get at it, and tries in vain to clean himself with his tongue. It is not true that a dog has a cleaner mouth than a person. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.
When you take your dog with you on vacation, take a picture and save it to your phone. This allows you to have a photo of him if he gets lost.
When you have to train a dog, your home and/or yard is the right place to do it. You do not want to train your dog around a bunch of people. There are too many distractions there.
When you are training your dog, it is always best to incorporate the use of hand signals in addition to using verbal commands. Dogs tend to respond better with these additional types of signals instead of always relying on voice commands. Always associate the spoken command and the hand gesture at first and choose the system that works best later on.
Check with your vet to determine the amount of food to feed your dog daily. While some individuals give their dogs food by following the package, sometimes these guidelines are inappropriate for your dog. Talk to your vet about what is acceptable and what your dog’s particular needs are.
Now, you are aware of what you have to do to take proper care of your dog. All that is left is to bring your dog home! Learn everything that you can by searching the Internet often for new ideas about dog care. Try joining forums to talk about your friend with other dog owners. Don’t stop learning; you can learn forever!