Are you having a hard time with training your dog? Do you have a dog that likes to chew on all of your favorite belongings. It’s probably time to begin teaching your dog how to behave. The tips that follow will help you train your pet, as well as help you figure out the best way to care for him overall.
Always neuter or spay your pet. Studies show that these operations help your dog live longer and can reduce cancer risks. Dogs who have been neutered or spayed are also less likely to run or wander away from home.
Since dogs cannot talk, you’ll need to learn about your dog’s way of communication. If your dog seems hesitant when meeting another person or dog, do not force them to interact. One of the animals could become aggressive. By reading the body language of your dog, you can ensure that this does not happen.
If you are going to taking your dog on vacation, take a pic of him on your phone. If he gets lost, you have a recent picture you can immediately access in order to print “lost” flyers.
Use hand signals when training your dog along with verbal commands. Your dog may pick things up much easier when they are given these type of signals. Experiment with each way and determine what works.
Your lifestyle should be a determining factor in the breed of dog that you choose. If you jog a lot, buy a dog that likes to run, and not something like a toy poodle. By the same token, if you are a quiet person, you should choose a quiet lap dog. Getting the right fit for you will give you both much more joy.
Genuine meat bones may be tempting, but it’s best to stick to rawhide. Pieces can break off of the real bone, which may cause your dog to choke. Rawhide is a healthy alternative and will help keep your dog’s teeth clean as he satisfies his need to chew.
Take your new dog to a vet. Don’t wait to long to make your appointment. This allows the vet to look him over and schedule the necessary vaccines. Unwanted puppies are a tragedy, so make sure your dog gets spayed or neutered.
Get into puppy politics. Make sure that you know all legislation that may be going through your local system. Some of it may be trying to regulate you as a dog owner. These pieces of legislation are typically motivated by a single incident, one particular breed or a limited number of misbehaved dogs. Be sure you speak up and let your voice be heard by getting in touch with your local officials. Don’t allow bad apples to interfere with your rights.
Bad dog behaviors days are gone. No longer do you have to sit by and watch your dog destroy everything in it’s path or growl at everyone that comes it’s way. The answer to your dog’s issues rest with you, the owner. Apply this advice to change your pup’s behavior.