Your dog might scratch his bowl if he’s hungry. When your dog feels the need to relieve himself, he might scratch your back door. When dogs are looking for love, they might even gaze into your eyes. Unfortunately it is not always easy to read what a dog is looking for.
Hugs are great, but steer clear of kisses. In theory, giving a dog a kiss is cute, but realize that the mouth of a dog is generally very dirty. Dogs go through garbage cans, toilet bowls, and love smelling and licking specific body parts of some other dogs. It is not true that a dog has a cleaner mouth than a person. This is not the truth!
It’s a great idea to keep a snap-shot of your dog handy (a digital pic on your phone is ideal) whenever you’re traveling with him. You’ll be prepared to take effective action in case your pet gets lost. You can use your recent photo to illustrate just what your dog looks like as well as to print up flyers, if necessary.
It can be really helpful to incorporate hand signals with verbal commands when first training your dog. Using signals such as these, your dog may learn things more easily. Not every dog will learn the same, so try different techniques with your dog.
Talk to the veterinarian about the proper amount of food for your dog. Dog food packages provide guidelines, but they can be wrong for your particular pet and lead to obesity. Your vet should be able to let you know what your dog’s specific needs are.
Provide your dog with rawhide to chew on rather than actual meat bones. Real bones chip apart and can become dangerously lodged in the oral cavity or digestive track. Rawhide is completely healthy and improves the teeth, and therefore is preferable to animal bones.
You shouldn’t make your dog do something it doesn’t want to do. If your dog doesn’t like the treat you’ve bought, don’t make him eat it. Get to know your dog better to figure out how you can make it happy.
Be certain that your dog is getting sufficient exercise. Your dog has to be worked out to stay happy and healthy. From a walk to chasing a ball, everything counts. Not only will your canine buddy get the stimulation required for staying healthy, the two of you will bond much more closely.
If you are in the market for a pedigree pup, you just may find him at the pound. Lots of dog owners will leave their dog stranded whenever they don’t want it anymore. You can contact the local dog shelter to see what breeds are there. This action could also help to save the life of a dog!
For thousands of years, dogs have been man’s best friend. That is why it is easy to look into their eyes and figure out what they need. However, now that you’ve read this, you can understand that dogs are deeper than just body language. Your dog will be grateful for this.