Recently, my husband and I celebrated our beautiful dog’s ninth birthday. I can’t believe we’ve had our sweet canine companion for so many years. To commemorate this special occasion, my spouse and I shopped for the perfect birthday gift. We decided to purchase a nice red collar for our dog. Our dog’s old collar was faded and dirty. Her new, red collar looked amazing next to her sleek black fur. After placing her new collar on her, our dog looked ready to take some memorable pictures. On this blog, I hope you will discover some of the best practical gifts to buy for your pets. Enjoy!
What can be more exciting than bringing home a new puppy? This little furry creature can provide hours of entertainment for your entire family and is just so cute to look at. However, no matter what type of breed you choose, taking care of a puppy comes with hard work and responsibility. Here are five new puppy mistakes you should avoid:
Not Being Firm With Training
Whether you are training your dog to go to the bathroom outside or not hop up on the couch, you have to be firm. If you constantly give in to those big puppy eyes, you can hinder the training process and instill bad habits in your pup. If you stand your ground, your puppy will learn right from wrong and behave much better.
Introducing Him to Other Dogs Too Soon
It is not a good idea to expose your puppy to other dogs before he has had all his vaccinations. Your puppy's immune system is still developing, so he is a lot more vulnerable to catching viruses. If you have to take your puppy outside, go into an enclosed space where other dogs are not around.
Feeding Him the Wrong Food
What you feed your puppy is critical to his growth and development. If you feed your furry family member high-quality kibble that is free of corn and other additives, he will have a shinier coat, fewer skin problems and a better immune system. Talk to your veterinarian for kibble recommendations.
Giving Him Free Reign of the House
When you have to leave your house for several hours, do not just let your puppy wander around aimlessly. A puppy is not fully trained yet and can get himself into trouble when left alone. If you put your puppy in a crate before you leave, you won't come home to a big mess.
During the training phase, your puppy will make mistakes and that can be frustrating. However, you should never spank your puppy for doing something wrong. This can cause your puppy to fear you and break his trust. If you are having trouble training your puppy, consider taking him to an obedience school.
Being a new puppy parent can definitely be frustrating at times. However, if you exercise patience and do what's best for your furry family member, it will all turn out okay. If you ever think your puppy is acting abnormally, make an appointment with a veterinarian.