How to Raise Your Dog

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How to Raise Your Dog

by Emma Halliday

So you have decided that you want a pet and have chosen a dog as the animal you would like to share your family home with. There are a few things that you need to know to make the experience as enjoyable for yourself and your pet.

Your dog will need to have a thorough check up so the first thing you need to do is to take him to visit the vet. This needs to be done to detect if your dog has any diseases and to give vaccinations to protect him from diseases, mainly rabies, which if contacted can become fatal. If you have a puppy the vet will take a stool sample to check for roundworms, if this is detected medication can be given to get rid of them. If your puppy gets roundworms because you haven't visited the vet your puppy's health will deteriorate.

To make living together as enjoyable as possible you should do some basic training with your dog. Housebreaking your dog should be one of the first things you do, you don't want to your pet's mess all over your house do you? I didn't think so, get you puppy potty trained as soon as possible.

Teach your dog to sit, stay and heel as well as crate training him. All this may seem a lot but you can make the training sessions enjoyable for the dog so they do not feel like it is a chore. Once you have trained your dog the basics it will make for a happier home and you will have built up a firm bond with your pet.

The most important thing you need to remember when it comes to how to raise your dog is to provide it with food that has the nutrients he needs, fresh drinking water and lots of exercise. This needs to be done each day to keep your dog happy and healthy. You will also need to keep your dog groomed, looking after his coat and making sure his teeth are clean. Keep your eye out at all time for anything that does not appear normal so that you can take him to the vet straight away.

Above all you need to provide a warm and loving household for your dog, do this and you will have raised your dog well.

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