Make Sure Your Dogs are Happy

Earlier we posted one of these for cats, but we soon realized that┬ádog owners might need one too. Especially if you are looking to adopt a dog. If you have dogs (or are thinking of getting one), here’s one for you!


Dogs are generally happy animals, but even so, they can get stressed easily. Training, no doubt is a really hard, confusing, and important task for you and your dogs, but even so a more important task is to make sure that you are treating your dogs correctly. Here are some tips:

  1. When they are puppies, it is important to train them to be able to be away from you. But take it at moderation. Once your dogs are potty-trained, have them come upstairs and stay with you and your family while you eat supper(or dinner)/lunch/breakfast.
    1. If you don’t want them running around, tie their leash to a leg of the table AS LOW AS POSSIBLE! This is important! By tying the leash to high the dog can choke.
  2. DO NOT LET THEM EAT CHOCOLATE!! I know that people say this all the time, but SERIOUSLY!! If you give you dog chocolate your dog may die due to ingestion and/or poisoning
  3. A good way to potty train and/or walk a dog is to have it do it’s “business” in a certain place. Wherever your dog goes when you first take ownership of it, you should go to that place every time you take your dog on a walk, it will feel more comfortable going to the bathroom this way
  4. You want to stay away from dog foods that contain:
    1. meat by-products
    2. meat meal
    3. wheat
    4. corn
    5. artificial preservatives
    6. sugars
    7. additives
  5. Avoid any of the following foods:
    1. Chocolate
    2. onions
    3. too much garlic
    4. greasy foods
    5. cooked bones

 

 

Sources:

The Puppy Whisperer (A Compassionate, Nonviolent Guide to Early Training and Care by Paul Owens and Terence Cranendonk

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