DOG CARE ADVICE STRAIGHT FROM THE EXPERTS

Even if you don’t have a dog yet, you likely know what a big responsibility dog ownership is. It’s not something to be taken lightly. Review the information below to learn how to take great care of your dogs.

Your dog needs to be secured when in a car. Not only will it make the journey safer, as it will lead to fewer distractions for the person driving the car, but in the event of an accident, it could also save your dog’s life. Look for a seat belt harness, often sold at pet stores, that you can put in your car for your pet.

Talk to your vet about which foods you should be feeding your dog. Keep in Free original ebook on bulldog memorabilia collecting that a young puppy’s stomach is not ready for certain foods. Use care when feeding your dog.

Reward your dog for doing right things, such as sitting while you place it’s food down, with lots of praise and attention. It’s important that you pooch is aware that they did something good. It also reinforces the idea that they will receive attention if they behave as you want them to.

Let your dog know who is boss! Unless shown otherwise, a dog will naturally assume that he is the leader of the pack - once this has been established it is quite difficult to persuade him otherwise! When disciplining your dog, be firm in tone, but calm. Never punish a dog in a physical manner, as this will lead to lifelong mistrust. Also, when he behaves, remember to praise him!

To protect your dog in the event he is lost or stolen, have a microchip surgically implanted by your vet. These handy chips store data that can be retrieved by a shelter or animal officer and used to contact you. They are painless to put in and offer peace of mind for the pet lover!

Be consistent when giving your dog commands. This is an area where a lot of dog owners have a problem, especially when you won’t feed your dog from the table but your spouse will. Make sure that everyone in your home understands what’s acceptable so that the dog will receive a clear message. That will make him more likely to obey.

If you are not allowed to place a fence in your yard but want your dog to run freely there, consider an electric fence. Electric fences are easy and inexpensive to install, and they can help to keep your free roaming pet safely contained. Using them will require a little training, but they are quite effective if you put the work in.

Do not make training your dog seem like a chore. Dogs pick up on this negative energy and will have a difficult time learning if you are not in the right mind frame. Make it fun and try to look at it as a bonding experience with your pet. When your dog is having fun, they will learn their training quicker.

You must learn how to introduce your dog to other dogs. Keep him on his leash during introductions so you have better control. Start with a walk by while keeping his attention on you. Then, on the next walk by, allow the dogs to sniff each other a bit. This will allow them to get to know each other without the dangers of attacks.

Have your pet checked out by your vet on a regular basis. Your pet will need to go to the vet so it can get tested for heart worms, get a general check up, and to see if the shots are still up to date. With a puppy, you will need to visit your vet a little more often. This will help your vet diagnose any physical issues with your dog.

Use an olive oil spray to keep your dog’s dish sparkling clean. Particularly if you feed him canned food, it can quickly cake-up and dry on the inside of the bowl, making it hard to wash later. As a bonus, the olive oil will help to keep his coat shiny too.

It should be easy to care for your dog with the advice found above. Remember to love your pet and act calmly and patiently for a happy existence. Continue learning all that you can to ensure a great relationship with your pup.