Is your dog naughty? Do you find that your dog seems to gravitate to your favorite belongings as chew toys? It’s time for some behavioral lessons! Read through the article that follows and you should get some solid advice on how to train your pet.
Don’t force your dog to eat something. If you’re trying to get your dog to eat a new treat and it’s not showing any interest, don’t force them to eat it. When you have a new dog, take time to learn what they do and don’t like.
Brushing your pup daily can do much more than reduce shedding in your home. It leaves them looking gorgeous, for one thing. When you brush a dog, you are moving the skin’s oils evenly throughout its fur, so it really makes the fur shine and feel great.
Always follow any instructions from the vet carefully, especially if your dog requires medication or other special attention. The dog may not be fond of the treatment or medication, but it’s for its health. Any thing that your vet tells you to do should be done to ensure a healthy dog.
Even if you are looking for a dog that is a pure breed, always check the local pound. There are often pure bred dogs at shelters and rescues, and they are desperately in need of homes. You can contact the local dog shelter to see what breeds are there. You could save a dog’s life by doing so!
If your pup seems lonely by itself, consider getting another dog. Dogs like to be around their own kind. Match him with a dog that shares the same temperament and energy level to ensure canine bliss.
Take care any time a female dog is in heat, as you likely do not want her to become pregnant. Males can smell a female’s scent from a full five miles away. Your dog could get into fights with other dogs or become pregnant.
Remember that too many people training your dog can mess up the training. Everybody does things differently, and a dog can be confused by having several commanders. Only allow one person to teach the dog things and then everyone else should learn what that person has taught the dog and stick with that.
It is not unusual for a dog to step on sharp objects that leaves it with cuts. If your dog experiences a cut, wash the area with antiseptic and put a bandage on it. If you think the cut is fairly deep you should see a vet.
If you already own a dog and are getting another one, have the two meet before bringing the new one home. Dogs are social animals and may or may not get along. Finding a dog that gets along well with your current pet will be best for everyone in the long run.
You can easily have a well cared for pet. You don’t need to sit by so you can watch your dog misbehave in public any longer. You have the power to foster good behavior in your dog. The information you have learned can help prevent bad behavior from happening.