Your dog may scratch the inside of his bowl when he is hungry. Dogs who need to eliminate will often scratch at the door. If your dog wants attention, he’s going to look at you in a longing way. Unfortunately it is not always easy to read what a dog is looking for.
Make your home safe for your dog. Prior to bringing your dog into your home, be sure that it is entirely safe. Put all medication and cleaning supplies away, and keep your indoor trash can inside a cabinet. Certain plants are toxic, and it’s best to move them, too.
Training your dog should be done in your yard or inside your home. Avoid training your dog in heavily occupied areas. Your dog may have trouble paying attention, and even the simplest commands could go right over their head.
It doesn’t matter how good your dog is, you should never leave your property without keeping him or her leashed. A wild animal could draw his attention and make him run off into danger, or an unexpected provocation could result in some unpleasant situation with other people and their dogs. You are responsible for anything your dog does, as well as for his safety.
Talk to your vet about what you feed your dog. Sometimes you’ll find that a puppy can’t eat certain brands of foods because it will make their stomach upset. Use your vets advice and common sense to feed your dog properly.
If your dog displays a good behavior, praise it or reward it with a treat. This is to let the dog know that you want more of that behavior. This will teach the dog that when they do what you wish, they’ll get praised.
Your dog must learn to walk on a leash correctly. Make him walk at your side, and do not let him pull far in front of you or stay far behind. Use the command “heel” to prompt him. Your dog will be safer in this position, and you’ll both enjoy your walks more this way. Understanding that command is great, even if you choose to still walk with a loose leash periodically.
Some dogs are more likely to have certain health issues, so you need to know what is expected for your dog. You should do some research on the dog breeds you are interested in to learn more about the health issues they are likely to develop. Ask your veterinarian what steps can be taken to prevent issues that are common with your dog’s breed.
Be careful with your female dog when she is in heat, if you don’t want her getting pregnant. Males can smell her scent for miles. This causes fights as well as sexual behavior.
It is said that you can understand dog emotions, and that is really no surprise considering a dog is man’s best friend. That said, reading this article will give you a greater understanding of the body language of your dog. You will have a happy dog for that.…