Do you have a dog that likes to misbehave? Does your pet like to chew up various things around the home that you don’t want it to? This may be the time to instill some rules around the house. Look at this piece to get your dog in check.
Make your home suitable for dogs. You need to look for hazards around your home that your dog might run into. All cleaning supplies and medications should be moved out of reach of your dog. You should also find a way of securing your trash somewhere that your dog cannot get to, such as in a cabinet. Certain common house plants are toxic, so remove them or keep them out of reach.
It’s a great idea to keep a snap-shot of your dog handy (a digital pic on your phone is ideal) whenever you’re traveling with him. If he gets lost, you have a recent picture you can immediately access in order to print “lost” flyers.
When you are training your dog, you should practice in your home or in your yard. You shouldn’t train your dog where many other people are present. They might feel distracted and not learn a thing.
Never allow your dog to leave your yard without a leash even if he seems very trustworthy and calm. Wild animals could get the dog’s attention and lead him into dangerous places, or unanticipated circumstances could provoke conflicts with others. Ultimately, you’re the one who’s responsible for your dog’s safety, as well as its actions.
Ask your vet the amount of food your dog needs daily. The amounts on the label might not apply in your dog’s situation. Talk to your vet about what is acceptable and what your dog’s particular needs are.
Never force a dog to do something. If your dog doesn’t like a particular treat, don’t force him to eat it. When you have a dog, get to know his likes and dislikes.
Show your dog that you love him. As with most things, owners tend to focus more on the bad behavior instead of the good. This can cause problems later on. Instead make it a habit to praise your dog much more often than any scolding. Make it five times to any one. Your dog’s behavior will improve because of your new technique.
Ensure your dog will return by placing some type of identification on them. A good way to ensure your dog is returned if he is lost is to attach an identification tag to his collar. Keep the ID tags updated with your current contact information. Another good thing to do would be to have a micro-chip put in your dog.
Having too many people trying to train one dog can cause problems. Different people do things different ways, and you can confuse your pup. You should train your dog for a few minutes several times a day and encourage everyone else in your household to reinforce what you have been doing.
Make sure that your dog goes to it’s vet for a checkup each year. The vet will be able to spot signs of diabetes, thyroid issues and kidney trouble a while before your dog shows any signs. This saves you money on vet bills later on, or heartache from your pet’s suffering.
Allowing your dog’s bad behavior cannot continue. You don’t have to watch him ruin everything and growl at everyone who passes by. Your dog’s behavior depends on you. Take all that you’ve learned here, and teach your canine how to be a good pet.