How Do You Know You Are a Responsible Dog Owner?
It is unfortunate to say, but many of our clients just aren’t responsible dog owners. They might think they are, but they often put their dogs in unsafe or unhappy situations. We were in Weston earlier today and one of our clients asked us about this. Let’s talk about some simple things that all dog owners should consider:
- Get your dog spayed or neutered. Your dog will live a longer and healthier life.
- Provide proper canine identification. If your dog gets out of the house or yard, you have a far better chance in getting him back if he has a dog or electronic tag. You might also consider a GPS for his coller.
- Schedule regular check-ups with your vet. Catching issues early will provide your dog with a far better life and will cost you far less in the long run.
- Get training for you and your dog. This will help build the bond, trust, and respect between you and him. Both of you will be better for it.
- Make time for your dog. Schedule play dates and include him in your regular family activities. Remember, your dog is a part of your family. Make him feel as such.
- Make sure you travel safely. Always have your dog in a harness that is properly secure when driving. Don’t have him in your lap or the passenger seat!
- Give your dog regular exercise. Exercise is one of the four major functions that all dogs need to function. Fetch, walkies, or any interactive exercise will keep him (and you) healthy and build your bond.
Provide your dog with shelter. He should have his place where he can simply go and “hang out”. The best shelter is a dog crate. This is the place where only he can go and where he will always feel safe.
It is your job to be a responsible owner for your dog. Please follow the above guidelines to accomplish that. For more information, you can contact us at The Best Out of Sight Dog Fence Trainers in Weston and South Florida.