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Dogs are known for being great companions. Some say that they’re better friends than humans. That’s why it is critical for dog owners to find out all they are able to about caring properly for their pets and making sure that they are in the finest possible condition. The piece below is an ideal starting point.

Make sure that your home is safe for your dog. It should be perfectly safe before you bring a dog in. Do not have any pills out in the open and put all supplies in cabinets. Keep house plants out of his reach, especially if they could be poisonous.

When you are trying to teach your dog new tricks, you should always be patient. Different dogs will learn things differently. If your dog isn’t picking up a new trick right away, give him time. You could also try changing your teaching method. Your dog may respond better to a different approach.

When giving your dog a bath, make sure that you only put on shampoo that is intended for canines. Using lukewarm water, get the entire body wet and then begin applying the shampoo to their face, working your way down their body. Wait a few minutes and then take a washcloth and wipe off the suds from your pet’s face. Wash off the rest of the shampoo as well.

 

Always be prepared to pick up after your dog with a scoop and bag. Although most people think that this is simply a polite thing to do so that others don’t step in it, your dog’s excrement is actually hazardous!

It contains a bacterium that can contaminate local supplies when it washes through to ground water.

Having fresh and clean water available to your dog at all times is a must. Dogs become dangerously dehydrated in a matter of days, so its very important to always have water ready. Dogs will also appreciate water that is clean. If you find it necessary to drink filtered or bottled water because of the quality of water from your tap, then be sure to provide your dog with the same high quality water.

You probably know that it takes a lot of work to own a dog now, but you can probably see that it is worth it. The best thing to do is to spend time learning about all of the things your dog may need. This article is the best place to start learning.

 

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