Would you love to have a dog? There is a reason why they call dogs a man’s best friend, as they sure do make a great companion to just about anyone. Dogs enjoy fun, and they are very affectionate and active. Really they are amazing companions. That is why you want to make sure you are doing your part to give them the best possible care. These suggestions can help you.
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 your dog seems hesitant when meeting another person or dog, do not force them to interact. If you do, someone may get hurt. Look for non-verbal cues and follow what the dog is telling you.
Take the time to correct bad behavior in your dog at the first sign of it. If you let it fester it can only make the problem much worse and eventually the dog becomes extremely difficult to train. Also, the dog may end up hurting someone, perhaps even you.
Solid leash training is a must for any dog. They should walk by your side, instead of behind or in front of you, and they must respond to “heel.” If your pet is leash trained, it’ll be safer, and you’ll enjoy walks more as well. Even if you practice a loose leash walk, it’s still important for your pet to know this command.
Avoid matting on your dog’s paws by keeping the hair on them trimmed. Before you trim, carefully run a comb through the hairs to separate them. If this process is something with which you are uncomfortable, have a professional groomer do the job.
You need to be a great friend to your dog, just like he’s a great friend to you. By applying the advice in this piece, you have the ability to take great care of any dog. Your dog deserves a great life and using this information can make your life happier too.