Responsible Dog Ownership The Basics

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Responsible Dog Ownership The Basics

by Craig McPherson

Responsible dog ownership starts BEFORE you purchase your dog. You should spend as much time as possible researching the different breeds to find which is most suitable to you and your FAMILY.

There is nothing worse than getting a young pup and having to find it another home after 6mths - 1 year because it has totally destroyed your house or you did not realise that the dog could get so big.

Here are a few other things to keep in mind:

Prepare for the arrival of your new pup or dog BEFORE you bring him home. Make sure you have the food that he is used to eating, a collar, lead, food and water bowls, appropriate toys and a bed in which to sleep.

Maybe a kennel if it is to sleep outside.

Obtain the telephone number of a local vet and stick it to your fridge permanently. It is also a good idea to have your new puppy vet checked as soon as possible.

Contact your local council and find out when your dog is to be licensed (so he doesn't get destroyed just in case he escapes and is picked up by a ranger)

Make sure your dog is wormed regularly (every three months for intestinal worms, as directed for Heartworm) and is vaccinated yearly.

Make sure your dog receives good quality food and that fresh water is always available.

One of the most responsible things that you can do as a dog owner is to take your dog to OBEDIENCE training.

Complete article can be found at www.Here-Is-Your.Info/About/DogTraining

To view the complete 5 part series on dog training & obedience, please visit www.Here-Is-Your.Info/About/DogTraining

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