Humans domesticated dogs thousands of years ago. Clearly, people and dogs are a good match when it comes to happy companionship. It is your responsibility to care for your dog. You should keep reading to learn more about being a good dog owner.
Make sure that your dog gets neutered. Research suggests that this small thing can give extended life to your dog by reducing cancer risk. In addition, spayed or neutered dogs aren’t as likely to roam away from your home, which can result in them getting run over by a vehicle, killed by a bigger animal, shot, or kidnapped.
Obviously, dogs are unable to sleep. Therefore, you have to pay attention to your canine’s non-verbal cues. If it seems as though your dog holds back when around other dogs or people, don’t insist that they interact. This may lead to someone getting bitten. You need to keep your eyes open for these signs.
Watch out for dog flea treatments. They contain carcinogens proven to cause cancer in kids. Talk to your veterinarian about the safest options, and don’t let your kids near the dog while you’re doing a treatment.
Train your dog indoors or in the backyard. Avoid training your dog where many people are present. It will be very distracting for your pup.
Don’t let a dog go off property without their leash, even if they’re well behaved. A feral animal might catch their attention, causing them to pursue them, or an unplanned incitement might lead to a bad situation with other pet owners. You will be to blame if your dog gets hurt for being off his leash.
As the human, you’re job is to make sure that your dog’s needs are met. The information you have just read will help you know what needs to be done. Just put the tips to work in your life, and you’ll see that your dog is even happier.