Dogs are known for their loyalty and trusty companionship, making them an ideal pet. Having said that, understand that dogs are not automatically this way. It takes time to train your pet and to learn how to properly care for them. The information below will help.
If you have over-the-counter medication or prescription medication in your home, keep it in a place the dog can’t access it. Swallowing even one pill can end very badly, with a sick or dying dog. If this does happen, call your vet immediately.
It is a good idea to use hand signals when you are trying to train your dog, instead of just relying on verbal commands. Your dog may pick things up much easier when they are given these type of signals. Find out the way that your dog prefers and use it.
Talk to the vet about which foods you should avoid giving the dog. Some puppies take longer to develop, and some types of food may be too rich, leading to an upset belly or vomiting. You should be careful when you are feeding your dog.
Positive reinforcement is very important in training your dog. You need to reward good behavior. This is called positive reinforcement.
If you are not sure of how much to feed your dog each day, talk to your vet about it. Even though many people stick to the label on the can or package of the dog’s food, sometimes these guidelines might not work for the type of dog that you have. This could lead to your dog becoming obese. Ask your vet for the proper amount based on your dog’s needs.
You might find out you do not like taking care of a dog. It might be hard at first, but this article can help. Use what you learned today to help make it easier for you and your furry companion to adjust.