Few important things you need to know about dogs. Dogs may make motions towards the bowl when they are ready to eat. He might scratch your door when needing to go to the bathroom. If he needs love and attention, he might look at you with those ‘puppy dog’ eyes! Unfortunately, dogs cannot easily let you know their needs, so keep reading to understand more.
When choosing a dog, make sure you consider your lifestyle. If you are very active, think about getting a dog that will run with you. If you much prefer to be at home, a small dog that enjoys a lot of inside time is an ideal choice. You will be much happier when you make a choice that is complementary to your lifestyle.
It is very important for you to keep your dog’s ears clean. Keeping the inside of the ears clean will help prevent infections of the ear. This is also a good time for you to inspect the ear for fleas, ticks and any other pests that could have made your dog’s ear home.
Be certain that your dog is getting sufficient exercise. Dogs require metal and physical exercise to ensure a happy puppy. Whether you decide to take the dog for a walk or if you’re just playing fetch, it will benefit both of you. This doesn’t just entertain and exercise your dog, it helps you form a bond.
Don’t buy cheap dog food. Overall, your dog will benefit form a lifetime of quality food. It costs more, but you’ll save money on vet bills for health issues down the road.
When choosing a dog for your home, don’t forget to estimate the size it will be as a full grown adult. This is especially true if you have small children at home. Although a small puppy will be cute, it may grow into a large, one hundred pound dog. Do some research on the average adult size of the breeds you are considering.
If you have a pure bred dog, make sure you educate yourself on what type of problems are “normal” for that breed. You should do some research on the dog breeds you are interested in to learn more about the health issues they are likely to develop. Speak with your vet about the positive steps you can take to help your dog avoid these sorts of breed related problems.
If you breed your dog, do so responsibly. The AKC advises all owners of pure-bred dogs to make an effort to advance the breed and discard all other motivations, such as money or experimentation. Consider the repercussions of your actions before allowing your dog to mate and create a litter of puppies.
Owning a new puppy is very similar to having a new baby. Puppies need a lot of attention and have to be taken care of constantly. They are not ready to be left alone for long periods of time and need to have a fair amount of attention devoted to them.
Dogs are emotional creatures. After reading this, you may understand a lot more about your dog than what his body is saying. This is something that your pet will appreciate.