Before bringing a dog home, it is important to know how to care. You must respond to their needs, both physical and emotional. This means you have to give him nutritious food, clean water, shelter and a chance to live in a safe home. This also means you have to make him happy by allowing him to have fun, exercise and stimulate his mind. Care to bring a dog is a big responsibility that you should not take lightly. However, this work will help you create an important connection and trust with this new family member.
Part 1 of 5: Feeding a dog
1.Feed your dog with food of high quality. Read food labels you want to buy it [2. The first ingredients in the list should contain some kind of meat, not a meat substitute or cereal. This also lets you know which foods are rich in protein and are not designed only to lessen the dog’s hunger.
Ask your veterinarian to recommend dog food. Your veterinarian can advise you of foods to choose for your puppy’s health and may also recommend different methods to feed your dog.
2. Give regularly feed your dog. We recommend feeding your dog twice a day. Find the right amount of food to give him every day. It is usually indicated on the package of foods and divides this amount by two. Give the first half of your dog in the morning and the second half in the evening.
Regular meals can also be useful in training your dog. Dogs usually go to their need 20 to 30 minutes before eating.
3. Avoid giving too many treats or for your dog human food. This could make him gain weight or have health problems. Do not give him dog treats while you train it. Remember that it can be difficult to follow this method, especially if your puppy looks at you with sadness. However, you must not falter!
Do not give your dog food that is bad for him. There are many bad foods for your dog’s health that can even endanger. Do not give chocolate, avocado, bread dough, raisins, onion or of xylitol (a sweetener) your dog.
4. Give water to your dog. Your dog does not need food to survive. The water is just as, if not more, important. Give access to fresh water at all times to your dog. This does not mean you should give him access to water when this is impossible, because in the car, but where possible, you must make available a source of drinking water.
Part 2 of 5: Taking care of the dog’s health
1.Make sure you find a good vet that you can trust.One of the best ways to find a good veterinarian is to see if expert answers your questions and interact well with your dog. You’ll have to bring regularly to the vet to have it checked, so you need to find a new vet if yours is too busy. Feel free to change even veterinarian after bringing your dog to one of them.
Remember also that you need to know a 24-hour veterinary 24 and at weekends in an emergency.
2. Vaccinate your dog. Your vet will advise you about the diseases against which to vaccinate your dog because they are present in the area where you live. In general, you can keep vaccines up to date by doing vaccinated regularly, either every year or every three years depending on the disease.
Vaccination against rabies is mandatory for the dog if you stay at a campsite, if you place it in a pension, if you visit an exhibition or overseas. These precautions are taken because rabies is the only disease transmissible to humans.
3. Consider making putting a microchip in your dog. It is a small chip that is installed under the skin in the shoulder. Each chip has a unique ID number that is registered in a database with contact details of the owner. If your dog was lost or was stolen, the chip would end up.
4. Regularly use a preventive treatment for worm the dog. It is important to regularly treat your dog with a de wormer. The frequency of treatments depends on your dog’s lifestyle. A dog that remains inside short is a lower risk of getting into a hunting dog. which will influence your veterinarian’s advice for how often you should give worming. A dog at low risk should not be treated as two or three times a year, while high-risk dogs should be treated every month.
Use different types of worming to treat different verse.
You should also use a flea treatment and if you live in an area where ticks are found, you should also treat against ticks.
5. Castrate your dog. This reduces the risk of certain diseases such as cancer of the breasts (if castration is done before the second heat) and pyometra (pus in the uterus) in females and disease prostate in males. It is also a more responsible operation because it reduces accidental couplings and canine overpopulation.
6. Subscribe to an insurance for your dog. If you could struggle to meet expenses incurred by visits to the vet, you may take out insurance for your dog. In exchange for a monthly subscription, the insurance company covers the majority of costs up to a certain limit if your dog gets sick or injured. The exact nature of insurance and the amount it covers vary greatly.
Make your calculations. Decide how much you can allocate per month for insurance for your dog and do some research to find out which company covers most possible cost.
Part 3 of 5: Groom the dog
1. Brush the dog. The frequency of brushing may vary depending on the breed of dog and the amount of hair he loses. By brushing your dog regularly, you will reduce the amount of hair he loses and you can judge the health of your dog at the same time. The aim of the operation is to keep the fur of your dog healthy and free of knots. You’ll have to use a brush and a comb to avoid knots and to defeat those who are trained.
If your dog is losing a lot of hair, it is possible to buy a special shampoo to slow hair loss. Make bathe your dog once a week with this shampoo until he lost less hair.
2. Clean your dog’s fur. A dirty fur can lead to secondary skin infections, so you have to prepare a hot dog with a mild canine shampoo every time his fur is dirty. Most dogs do not need more than one bath per month, but this varies greatly by race and the dog’s activities.
Know that your dog’s fur may grow and you need to make the cut by a dog groomer. If his fur becomes too long, it can irritate the dog between the toes or prevent him from seeing properly. In addition, the dog will have more chance of getting dirt in his hair, like sticks or grass, which could interfere.
3. Trim the claws of your pet. It might be hard to trim your dog’s claws, but it is significant steps if you want its legs remain healthy. Go slowly to ensure you do not cut the quick of the nail, the living inner part of the nail. You could make your dog very recalcitrant the next time aching him now.
Train your dog to associate the size of the claw something pleasant. Give it a treat after it cut the claws or take him walk. Whatever you do, make sure to remain cheerful while you trim her claws, even if it becomes a torture.
Part 4 of 5: make the dog exercise, socialize and play with him
1. Make do a lot of exercises your dog. Give him enough exercise according to his race. A small dog will be tired after having sent several times a ball to be picked, but Labradors need long walks, 30 to 45 minutes twice per day to burn the energy they have. You might have a dog that needs lots of exercises and never tires, such as terriers who can run all day without tiring.
A good amount of exercise allows the dog to burn its overflow of energy that could otherwise cause her behavioral problems, it could for example start to trim the objects in the house, digging or barking too often.
Make sure you go out walking your dog. Dogs must go for a walk at least twice a day or once, but a big walk. The length of these trips depends on the breed of dog you own.
Nobody wants his dog ran away. If you have a garden and if you leave your dog alone outside, you must ensure that the fence is good enough to prevent him from escaping. Also make sure it is high enough that it can not jump over.
2. Stimulate the mind of your dog with a training based on reward. Just like people, dogs can get bored. To have happy, dogs need to be stimulated mentally. This stimulation can be in the form of dressage. It is important to teach your dog to sit, not to move and to come back when you call.
Most dogs enjoy the attention at private dressage sessions and these sessions help you create a bond with the dog. If you use a dressage-based reward, in which you reward good behavior and you do not punish, the experience of dressing can be a happy and positive time for your dog.
Make it 10 to 20 minutes, twice a day, depending on the concentration of your dog. Always try to complete training sessions on a positive note.
Give your dog a reward every time he obeys. You can use small rewards (but remember not to over feed your dog) or you can simply show your affection every time he does something right. The choice of the reward depends on what motivates your dog.
3. Socialize your dog. Dogs need to be socialized to know how to behave with men. As soon as the puppy a few weeks put him in contact with many people, familiar to the many places, sounds and many odors. The dog will be considered normal things he meets before the age of 18 months (when the socialization window closes) and there will be no fear in the future.
If you acquired your dog when he was already an adult, you can still submit new experiences. Be careful not to overwhelm the dog and not to scare him if this is not necessary. It requires patience when you present the dog to an object that can scare him, but if you keep a certain distance, you should not alarm him. Reward the dog calm and gradually move closer to this dog object by rewarding each time it starts to create a positive association with this object.
4. Let the dog play and show normal behavior for her race. For example, bulletin boards such as bassets and bloodhounds like to follow the tracks.Make sure to give time to your dog to sniff the environment.You could even turn it into a game and set up a track that your dog will follow.
Part 5 of 5: Treat the dog with respect and love
1. Register your dog and put an address on its collar. This will help you find it if it is lost or if he fled. Every country has different laws regarding the dog’s registration. You can ask your veterinarian or an animal shelter to see if it is necessary to put your address on the dog’s collar. Also note that some countries apply specific restrictions on the possession of dogs called “dangerous” as pit bulls.
2. Treat your dog with respect. Never physically punish and do not abuse in any way whatsoever. This means you must give it a friendly name, not “Psycho” or “Killer”, which could influence the behavior of others facing your dog.
If the dog does not behave properly, always think about what has happened and ask yourself how your actions or lack of action contributed to this bad behavior.
3. Know that the dog has basic needs that must be met. For example, you must give the opportunity regularly to your dog do his business not to do the inside. It is inhumane to keep a dog locked in his kennel for hours without human contact or go to its needs.
4. Make sure the dog has access to a comfortable place to sleep and you do not let outside when the weather is not suitable. If you leave your dog outside while it is too hot or too cold without adequate protection against the weather, you might injure or even kill him. It is better that you keep the dog inside when the weather does not allow it. If this is not possible, you must give it a good niche and a lot of water.
5. Build a mutual bond of love and respect with your dog. Dogs will love you forever if you treat them properly. Spend time with your dog; get to know his personality and what he likes to do. More time you spend with your dog, your life together will become more satisfactory.
Whatever happens, never hit your dog or never abuse the. The worst punishment for a dog is being scolded when time has passed after misbehaving. He does not remember what he did and he does not understand because you scold. When you scold, make sure to do so immediately, without delay.