When your dog is hungry, he may scratch at his bowl. When your dog must use the facilities, he may scratch at the back door. When a dog want attention, they may stare at you with yearning, sad puppy eyes. Unfortunately, your pet won’t be able to express all its desires easily. Keep reading to gain a better understanding of what a dog needs.
Dogs don’t talk so you should learn his non-verbal language. Hesitant dogs need to be taken out of fearful situations. This might lead to a bite to another dog or even to a person. By reading the body language of your dog, you can ensure that this does not happen.
Use flea treatments with caution. Many of them contain ingredients that can put children at risk for cancer at a rate that is 1000 times more than what the EPA considers safe! Talk to your vet about safer options, especially when there are kids around.
Talk to your vet about how much to feed your dog. The amounts on the label might not apply in your dog’s situation. Your vet will give you personalized advice.
Your dog will need a dog house if it is going to be outside in colder temperatures. If his feet get wet, being exposed to extreme weather can cause health issues and stress. Protect your dog from wind and precipitation by giving him a shelter that has a dry floor and plenty of space.
Nip bad behavior in the bud. If you don’t address it head on, you will discover that it becomes more difficult to control in the future, possibly with disastrous consequences. This could lead to huge problems down the road.
People say that you can tell what your dog is thinking by the way they look, this is true. Now that you understand dogs a little better, you understand what they need. Your dog is going to be grateful for that.