Some Advice For Dog Owners And Buyers.

Canine Intervention

It is not easy to own a dog. Similar to kids, dogs have to eat certain food, need physical activity, have to go to a vet, and require cleaning and grooming. Is it impossible to learn every twist and trick in the dog ownership game? Read on to find out.

TIP! It can cost a lot to take care of a dog. High quality dog food, medical care, toys and treats can easily run close to $1,000 in a year.

It takes a lot of money to raise a dog. When you add up the medical care, food and supplies in general, your costs could run from $700-$1000 annually. Also, should an emergency arise, this can cost thousands so you might consider pet health insurance.

If you are going to taking your dog on vacation, take a pic of him on your phone. That way, if he happens to get separated from the family, you have an up-to-date picture of him that is easily accessible for showing people or can be downloaded for printing up “lost” flyers.

TIP! Just as you need an annual physical exam, dogs do as well. Since your dog can’t speak, it may be difficult to know when he is having health issues.

Dog training should be take place out in the yard, or even inside your home. It’s a bad idea to train a dog in a busy place. It is very difficult to teach a dog that is distracted by people and disturbances.

Always have your dog on a leash when he’s off your property. Dogs are easily distracted by other animals, cars, and kids, so always make sure to keep your dog on a leash for his own safety. It is your job to keep your dog safe, and to keep him from harming anyone else or causing anyone problems.

TIP! Since your dog cannot talk to you, you have to learn how to listen to your dog’s non-verbal language. If you notice the dog being hesitant in a new situation, don’t force your dog to socialize if it doesn’t want to.

Reward your dog for doing right things, such as sitting while you place it’s food down, with lots of praise and attention. Let a dog know that their behavior is what you wish to see. It also teaches your dog that when he does the things you want, he will get praised.

Try not to buy low quality food for your dog. Cheaper brands usually contain lots of additives and preservatives that can harm your dog’s health. Find a trusted group that offers a list of healthy dog food. Your dog will enjoy and benefit much more from healthier food.

TIP! If your dog is coming along on a family vacation, keep a picture of him handy or take one using your phone. This way, should he get lost, you have a picture you can show others.

Use this expert advice daily if you have a dog. You now know what it takes to be a responsible, caring master. Your reward will be a long and loving relationship with your canine companion.

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