Picking The Wrong Dog (Or Getting A Dog Before You'Re Ready) Is Easy To Do
Picking the Wrong Dog (Or Getting a Dog Before You're Ready) is easy to do. Being a pet parent is not all cuddles and games of fetch. New and experienced dog owners alike should get up on etiquette to avoid falling into bad habits. Don't think of training as a chore. When done positively, training is fun and good for dogs. A well-trained, well-socialized dog will be more welcome in public places that allow pets. You can socialize your adult dog, too! :max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/GettyImages (128107047-709f4a2e17de46b5b0d18910ee250a4a. jpg) Lack of exercise can lead to health problems and behavior issues. Some dogs need more exercise than others.
Most need more than simple walks. You should try exercise that involves games to give your dog a well-rounded activity. Many dogs will benefit from participating in dog sports. A lot of dog owners skip or put off routine visits to the vet unless something is going on with their dogs. Routine health checks can allow vets to detect small health issues before they become big problems. These visits also help foster a relationship with your vet. Dog food is not equal. Before buying dog food, check labels and read reviews. Treats should make up no more than 10 percent of your dog's daily intake. Some dog chews can be dangerous.
Some human foods are toxic to dogs. Make sure your budget includes all of the routine costs associated with dog ownership. And don't forget the extra costs, such as the cost to take a training class or cost to hire a pet sitter when you travel. If money is tight, you can find ways to save money on dog expenses. . . .