Does your dog enjoy misbehaving? Does he like to chew on your socks? Perhaps your dog needs some behavioral lessons. Look at this piece to get your dog in check.
Since humans don’t speak dog, we need to figure out how to communicate with our pets non-verbally. If you notice the dog being hesitant in a new situation, don’t force your dog to socialize if it doesn’t want to. This could cause the dog to bite. Watch your dog and be aware of his actions.
Beware of flea treatments for your dog. Several have cancer causing ingredients, and they can be especially harmful to young children. Talk to the vet about different forms of treatment that are safer for use around small kids.
You shouldn’t allow your pet off your property if it’s not wearing a leash, even if he is extremely well-behaved. He can be scared away by some wild animal, or an unforeseen provocation with another dog can result in an unpleasant situation. You’re responsible for their actions and safety.
Always give your dog lots of praise and hugs when it does something right. You need to reward good behavior. It will show your dog that doing the right thing will earn him praise from you.
Take the time to correct bad behavior in your dog at the first sign of it. Ignoring it can help your dog to establish lifelong bad habits. The longer you wait to address the problem, the worse the problem will become. You don’t want to be the owner of a dog who hurts someone, so get a handle on it now.
A daily brush will do much more than prevent your dog from constant shedding. It leaves them looking gorgeous, for one thing. The brushing motion encourages distribution of the skin’s oil, leaving the coat healthy, soft and glossy.
Make sure your dog engages in sufficient amounts of exercise. Regular exercise and play time promotes the health and happiness of your dog. Even the smallest amount of exercise, such as throwing a ball, will be good for your pup and you. You can get a lot of much needed exercise and build a stronger bond with your dog.
Keep trimming the soft hair near the paws of your dog to keep it from matting. Use a comb first, then start cutting. If you are not comfortable with this process, it would be a good idea for you to go and get it done by a professional groomer.
You need to make sure if your female dog is not fixed and is in heat that she doesn’t come into contact with a male dog so she does not get pregnant. A male is able to smell her from as much as five miles in the distance! Your dog could cause some fights and you will be responsible for finding new homes for the puppies if your dog gets pregnant.
You no longer have to deal with a naughty dog. You’re dog will stop tearing up your things and being a pain to people that come near it. You have to be the one who guides your dog. Use the information here and you can have a great relationship with your pet.