Posted April 20, 2015 by ButterBean in PetsPlaces, Dog Life
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Doug Ryan

Our pets are simply extensions to our family. In fact, most people see their dogs as members of the family. They provide richer and fuller experiences to each member. This is true whether your dog lives indoors or outdoors. Following tips for dog safety is just another way to keep the family healthy and happy. There are many different types of tips that relate to one’s behavior around pets.

You will also discover that there is information out there about how to keep your dog and family safe. These tips often have to do with how pets are treated. This can relate to the home or treatment outside of the home. Some tips have to do with the particular breed of dog that you have. Other general tips will keep dogs of all breeds safe and happy.

It is important that every member of the family learns how to best treat their dogs. Even those that have multiple pets must understand appropriate behavior. Families with young children especially need to adopt safety tips. This will keep both dogs and children safe and protected. Safety information includes topics like travel necessities, feeding instructions and toys. The more that you know about your pet, the better able you will be to keep it safe. Let’s take a look at 5 useful Tips for Dog Safety and how you and your pet can benefit.

1 – Find Training Techniques

Many families get their dogs as puppies. This means they spend an entire lifetime with this one pet. Training is one of the best ways to invest in your dog. Techniques that are used in normal training often include house-breaking. This is a way to avoid accidents, particularly for pets that are at home alone during the day. There are many other types of training for dogs to participate in. Schools around the country offer classes for dogs of various ages.

Some of these schools teach obedience classes for dogs at different levels. These classes taught by a dog trainer introduce distractions along with obedience lessons. Tricks and entertainments classes are also a part of the training classes available. Training is a good way to teach your dog how to behave at home and with family. It can be used to introduce pets to strangers, as well.

2 – Exercise Daily

It doesn’t matter whether you live in an urban area or the suburbs. Your dog needs daily exercise. This is a matter of both fitness and fun. Dogs of various breeds will certainly enjoy exercise in different ways. Families with fenced in yards can simply allow their dogs a time each day to spend outside. This process can be helpful in the training process. Those who do not have these types of yards must find other ways to allow their dog to exercise.

Walks daily are very important options to use for exercise. In fact, many people use this together time to exercise themselves. Nearby parks or pathways can provide terrific opportunities for walking, running and playing catch. It is important to remember the hazards of urban areas. Dogs must get accustomed to crossing streets and encountering strangers. Practice with these things during exercise will teach your dog what to expect. Exercise can be a method for keeping your dog healthy and a way to connect with it too.

3 – Feed for Nutrition

In most families, everyone takes a turn feeding their pet. This is a good way to incorporate every member in the health of the dog. There are many different types of dog food and snacks on the market today. Unfortunately, not all of these foods are good for your dog. They don’t have the same nutritional value. Consulting your vet is the best way to determine the best food for your little one. Regular schedules for feeding are important, as well.

This is especially critical for pets in busy homes with a lot of activity. It is easy for feeding times to be forgotten. A daily chart issuing out feeding responsibilities is a great tip for consistency. You should know what brands of products are best for your dog. Families with multiple dogs of different breeds must keep this in mind. Reading product descriptions and ingredients is very important.

4 – Identify Your Pet

There are times when pet identification is essential. Runaway or lost pets are difficult to find. This can be a traumatic experience for pet owners to go through. This is why identification should be considered by everyone with a dog or puppy. Collars are available of various designs to fit your pet. These collars can include your pet’s name and address. There are tags made with this information that can be attached to your dog’s collar.

Electronic chips are being used by many pet owners these days. Chips typically come along with electronic monitoring. If a pet with this technology gets lost, it can be easily found through GPS. This is a safe and convenient way to ensure the safety of your dog. Costs vary as it relates to identifying your pet. Your vet will have information about this process and where services are offered.

5 – Get Regular Check-Ups

Puppies usually get their initial shots when they are 6 weeks or older. This is a very important process for keeping your dog healthy. Throughout the course of your pet’s life check-ups will be required. This is one reason why it is vital to find a good veterinarian. Many families look for a vet that is located nearby their home. This is something to consider should an emergency occur. There are a number of conditions that plague dogs.

Heart worms and other ailments are avoidable. The treatments that a vet provides will ensure the health of your pet. They will also help you to continue to provide your dog with a good life. Regular visits and grooming are important things to consider. Medications, shampoos and other products are usually sold at your vet’s office.

There are a number of important things to think about before getting a dog. The type of dog and the size of dog are just two of these considerations. Safety should also be a part of your focus when selecting the right dog for you and your family.
Posted July 24, 2013 by renfest
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Posted May 14, 2013 by Honeybear
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Doug Ryan
Young pups have a natural tendency to chew on objects that will aid in the formation of healthy teeth. First-time dog owners are surprised to find many objects that fall victim to the incessant chewing habit. Puppies do not look for a favorite shoe, or furniture corner, out of malice or spite. Teething pain, frustration, boredom, loneliness or the compulsion to have fun are more likely reasons. Puppy lovers must provide sufficient options for the pup to chew on throughout the day and night. A bored puppy will occupy his time chewing on anything he finds.

Puppy owners are wise to anticipate the chewing habit and take control from the first day.

• Confined area - A new pup should never be given free reign of the entire house. All of the new sights and sounds are overwhelming. The freedom to go wherever and do anything allows the pup to get into trouble. The laundry room is a great place to keep the young pup when everyone is away from home.

• Crate - A right-sized crate provides a place of safety that the dog will prefer as time passes. A soft cloth and favorite toy should be the only items inside the crate. At times, the pup should be closed inside the crate for short periods.

• Toys - All of the pup's toys should be within reach inside the designated area. Family members must remember that the toys belong to the pup and should not be removed from the room. Tiny objects must be kept out of the pup's reach to prevent swallowing or choking.

• Bones - Rawhide and natural bones must be age-appropriate and of the correct size. Favorite types should be in plentiful supply to build healthy chewing habits that will follow the pup into adulthood.

Chewing habits must be channeled in the right way to prevent the development of negative habits. Once a pup learns that expensive leather is appealing to chew, the habit of chewing on favorite shoes will be in place. Avoid the argument through proper training.

• Remove temptation - The pup's designated room should not contain furniture, shoes, children's toys or carpet. Exposure to the other rooms of the house must be supervised to protect belongings from the pup's chewing habit.

• Actively train - Puppy training includes learning to chew appropriately, which requires attention and affirmation. Correcting bad behavior should be rare since toys and bones are available. Avoid raising the voice during the training sessions.

• Invest time - Spending time with the pup is the best way to shape him into a great dog. Games of fetch provide a setting to observe the dog and provide exercise that is essential to growing up strong and healthy.

• Praise good behavior - The owner's opinion is more valuable than anything to the young pup. Responses to commands must receive appropriate levels of praise. Rewards must outweigh correction for the pup.

Playtime is important to the pup at any age. Time with humans builds emotional connections, which will be the basis for all of the training that will occur throughout life. Ideas for each play session are important to keep the owner and the puppy engaged in meaningful games and exercise. Retaining the puppy's attention creates the foundation for learning simple commands early and complex behaviors later. No one is more important to the puppy than his owner. He looks forward to time together and receiving attention.
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