Owning A Dog Is A Long Time Commitment.
Are you a Responsible Dog Owner?
When you get a dog, it’s not like getting a car. If your dog misbehaves, you can’t just trade them in.
As circumstances change in your home environment, it is important to consider the stress on your dog and make every effort to assist him.
When you chose your dog, you made a commitment to lovingly care for you for 12 to 15 years or more.
This means doing everything possible to keep and care for your dog before you decide that you need to find him a new home
Make Time For Your Dog
Bonding cannot even be done and labeled as done.
An initial bond with your dog will be built during the first few weeks to months of ownership,
but maintaining that bond is a lifelong process.
Keep in mind that while at work, with friends,
or while running errands, your dog is usually just waiting for you to come home.
Plan time for your dog every day, whether to play, train, groom, or just cuddle
Keep your dog healthy
Always provide your dog with plenty of fresh drinking water and an adequate amount of quality food.
A place of protection and comfort is also important for your dog’s physical and mental wellbeing, and exercise is a must.
Because of their survival instinct, dogs show less pain or illness than humans.
Regular visits to your veterinarian are essential as they can help you avoid serious health problems and spot minor issues before they get serious
Train your dog
Dog etiquette is not only good for you and your dog. it also benefits others.
If your dog’s misconduct results in an accident, injury, or similar incident,
you must take full responsibility for that behavior.
Additionally, well-trained dogs are happier because they’ve been given a sense of structure.
Stand on the opposite side of the door and reward him with a treat, toy, or petting when he walks through the door.
Never force your dog to use the door or blame him for not using it as this will negatively affect his desire to use it.
This may seem like common sense to some of us, but there are still dog owners out there who don’t seem to get it.
Even if you live where it is legal to let your dog off the leash, you should supervise him at all times.
Don’t let him wander around the neighborhood or get out of your sight.
Pick up behind your dog. Nobody wants to go in or smell the “gift” your dog left behind.
Please keep it immediately and dispose of it properly.
Do not leave a barking dog outdoors. Constant barking is not only unfair to your dog, but also rude and annoying to the neighbors.
In good times and bad.
… also applies to dogs. A dog can be exhausting, sometimes doing stupid things and that can be nerve-wracking.
A good dog owner is always aware that the dog is not doing this out of spite.
Rather, the causes often lie in human behavior (or failure).
So if the dog takes the sofa apart when its people are absent, for example, it may generally not be busy and underutilized.
It is possible that extensive play, romping and a long walk before going away could ensure that he makes better use of the time he is alone for a nap.
Undesirable behavior can usually be stopped through consistent training, employment,
and encouragement of the dog. An experienced dog trainer can help here.
When a dog gets old, it is naturally no longer as fit as it was when it was young.
He has a greater need for sleep and may generally withdraw a little more.
It can become incontinent and smell unpleasant.
If he then no longer obeys immediately on command, it may be because he simply hears worse.
But even in this phase of life, the dog wants to feel in good hands and safe and to be sure of the love of his people.
It is not discarded like old furniture.
He is loved and cared for – but that goes without saying for a good dog owner anyway
Give Your Dog Its Own Space Within Your Home.
A safe place to lie gives your pet confidence.
This can be a basket, a dog pillow, or a transport box. Send your dog to this special place regularly.
Let it lie on it for a few seconds at first, later longer.
Once your dog has learned to stay in its place, you leave the room,
here too you increase the time, initially for a few seconds and longer and longer as the training progresses.
In this way, you give your animal security and create a good basis for being alone.