Is your dog difficult to manage? Does your dog chew on your favorite items with little to no thought about what it’s doing? You need to learn more about dogs and dog training. Take a few minutes to review this article and learn more about being a good dog owner.
Your dog speaks to you, but it is through non-verbal cues. Your job is to learn to listen carefully so you understand the message. If you notice the dog being hesitant in a new situation, don’t force your dog to socialize if it doesn’t want to. This may cause another dog or person to get bit. Look for non-verbal cues and follow what the dog is telling you.
When it comes to dog flea treatments, you should proceed with caution. Some of them contain chemicals that can increase the risk of cancer in children, and are 1,000 times as strong as the safe levels recommended by the EPA. Talk to a vet about safe alternatives and keep little kids away when applying any flea treatment.
Avoid giving your dog scraps from your table. This will make him want human food every time you have a meal. Table scraps can also be unhealthy and lead to excess weight and digestive problems. Keep the dog away from your table when you eat to avoid any temptation on both parts.
When training your dog, use hand gestures along with the verbal commands. These signals will help you keep your dog under control in a noisy environment. Try each way to see what works well with your dog.
Which breed you need to buy depends on your lifestyle. For instance, if you jog, a toy poodle may not be as great a choice as a dog that is able to run with you. If you prefer to stay home curled up on your couch, go for a small dog that likes to be spoiled and that will curl up along with you. You and your dog will both be happier if you are a perfect match.
You no longer have to deal with a naughty dog. You don’t need to sit by so you can watch your dog misbehave in public any longer. Your dog’s good behavior lies squarely at your feet. The information you have learned can help prevent bad behavior from happening.