When your dog needs food, they may scratch at their bowl. When your dog needs to empty his bladder, he might scratch at the door. When a dog want attention, they may stare at you with yearning, sad puppy eyes. Unfortunately, it’s tough for a dog to tell you what he wants, so read this article for information on your dog’s needs.
Keep your medications out of paw’s reach. Taking just a few such pills can have devastating consequences for a dog. Call the vet immediately if you suspect that the dog has swallowed the medication.
Train your dog in your backyard or home, as these are safe, convenient areas. Training in busy areas with lots of people around should be avoided. Being around others can cause distractions, meaning it is more difficult for your dog to master basic commands.
Consult with your vet about the types of foods that are good for your dog. Following his advice on the different foods for different stages of your dog’s life can avoid sickness and stomach upset. Use your vets advice and common sense to feed your dog properly.
If the dog is doing something right, like sitting before he is leashed, lavish him with praise and affection. By rewarding your pup when it does the right thing, you’ll be teaching it to do these behaviors more often. It teaches the dog that he gets praised when he does what you’d like him to do.
Avoid buying your dog bargain-based food. Cheap dog food usually includes fillers (such as corn or soybeans) which are not appropriate for dogs. It may also contain poor quality ingredients which may hurt your dog’s health over time. Contact an animal advocacy group about which foods are best for your dog. Your dog will be much better off.
We can look at a dog’s face and know what he is feeling. You now know more about communicating with and taking care of your dog. This is something that your pet will appreciate.