How To Raise A Dog
Buying a dog is much easier than learning how to raise a dog. Remember that taking care of a pet is almost like a child of your own; there will be expenses and lots of training, but with patience and time, your dog will surely be your best friend.
What you need to do:
- Treat your dog with love and respect. Just like any child, your dog will recognize you as it's owner, caretaker, and master. If you start early on with treating it with constant respect and discipline, the dog won't give you any surprises down the road.
- Set a schedule for everything. This includes sleeping, eating, and even going to the bathroom. Planning a set schedule will tell your dog when it's time to eat, pee, and even sleep if you do it consistently. Regardless of the behaviors of the dog, such as begging, feed it each and every day at the same time. This will discipline your dog and eliminate any second guessing when it comes to meal time. Do the same with sleeping and using the outside for the potty, and you'll have a well-oiled dog machine.
- Teach it. Eliminate bad behaviors by teaching your dog the difference between right and wrong. If you do not want your dog on your furniture, reward it when it's not on it, but let it know that it can't be on your couch. Doing this will allow you to leave the dog in certain areas of your home without the fear of it destroying your house.
- Give proper nutrient and exercise. With regular check ups at your veterinarian, your dog can live a happy and healthy life. When there, learn about the correct foods to give your dog, and what is allowed for exercise. Do this so that you won't harm your dog in the future with too much exercise or food.
- Do your research. Go on the Internet and read lots of books. You might be surprised what you find about your dog, its breed, and history.
Raising a dog is no easy feat, but with a little research, love, and heart, you will have a great companion for many, many years.