Dog Owner Training
10 Things Every Dog Owner Should Know
Do you need dog owner training? You’ve spent a lot of time and money
training your dog. Most pet owners think that’s enough. The next step
is training for YOU.
Here are some common mistakes many pet owners make.
need dog owner training?
Okay, your dog owner training is complete. Congratulations on being a responsible dog owner.
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- Inconsistent training.
If your dog is not well behaved it is 100% your fault. Some dogs learn faster than others, but it’s always your responsibility to train your dog with love, fun, patience and consistency.
- Giving your dog people food. If you grew up in a family like mine you may have learned that food equals love. This doesn’t necessarily equate to good health and this is true for your dog too. It’s one thing to cook healthy meals especially formulated for your dog, and another to feed him junk food or table scraps over and above his normal dog food. Love your dog without the extra calories.
- Inactivity. Diet and exercise. Don’t we hate hearing that all the time? But it’s just as important for dogs as it is for us. Don’t let your dog become a couch potato. Every dog breed requires a different amount of activity, but ALL dogs need some exercise. It’s good for their heart, their bones, their emotional well-being, and keeps them out of trouble from boredom. Exercise together.
- No Doggy Tune-Ups. Make sure you get your dog to the Vet once a year to make sure he’s up to date with the standard shots as well as preventive maintenance. Your tune-ups should include monthly heartworm and flea prevention.
- No dog first aid kit.
Always be prepared to treat minor scrapes and ailments when you can’t get to the Vet immediately.
- No Pet Identification Tags.
This small, easy, inexpensive thing can be a life saver. Don’t skip this step and make sure your dog’s tags are always up to date.
- No Pet Health Insurance.
It can be heartbreaking if you’re unable to give your dog medical treatment because of finances. Insurance can make sure your dog will always receive the care he needs without breaking your bank account.
- Not properly grooming your Coton. Good hygiene is just as important for your dog as it is for you. Even short hair dogs need attention. Make sure you bathe them regularly, cut their nails, and check their ears and skin.
- Not spaying or neutering. Thousands of pets are euthanized every day due to pet overpopulation. Spaying or neutering your dog can help prevent homelessness, cruelty, suffering and death.
- Not spending enough quality time with your dog. It’s so easy to please your dog. His needs are simple. Make the time to take him for a walk, throw him the ball, take him for a ride or just cuddle with him. It will do you both good.
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