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Are you prepared to own a pet dog

Before going out and buying yourself a dog for a pet, prospective dog owners should do a self analysis to assure themselves that they are able to handle the many responsibilities of owning a pet. Are you prepared mentally, emotionally and financially to make a commitment and fulfill your responsibilities as a dog owner.    Owning a dog requires commitment. A commitment of time, money and love. Having a pet will change your life in many ways. Your lifestyle may go through a change. You may probably become more active as you walk your dog for its daily exercise. The point I am trying to make is that think it over carefully before you take the step of becoming a dog owner. A well informed decision will make both you and your pet happier.

New Dog Owners - Some points to remember: 

 Vaccinate and license your dog. Vaccinations are not that expensive and all dogs MUST have their shots. Spay / Neuter your dog - Neutered pets are said to be calmer and less likely to be aggressive. Once you do get a dog make sure you train your dog. Training your pet will help you control your pet better and ensure that they behave in a good manner at your home and in public. Follow rules and regulations for using a leash in public places. You are responsible for your dogs behavior at all times. Supervise your dog at all times, especially around young children. This refers to your own children also. Be courteous to your neighbors, monitor your dog’s barking. If you have a pet that cannot control its barking, it may be because something is upsetting or bothering your pet. Check with your veterinarian.  Your pet should get a proper diet. New pet owners usually make the mistake of over feeding them. Follow a proper diet for your pet. Check with your veterinarian or pet store sales persons for advice of feeding your pet. Instruct children not to feed pets at odd times. Rewarding your pet with a piece of food occasionally may be fine and is sometimes necessary especially when you are training your dog. However your dogs diet is important and new pet owners should seek professional advice when it comes to a proper diet for their pet. All pet dogs should be fed a complete and balanced diet. Provide proper ID tags for your pet. Most dogs are reported lost close to their owner’s home. A tag with the owner’s name and address is important and will help if your pet ever gets lost.  Remember your social responsibility. Make sure to pick up the poop.
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Are you prepared

to own a pet dog

Before going out and buying yourself a dog for a pet, prospective dog owners should do a self analysis to assure themselves that they are able to handle the many responsibilities of owning a pet. Are you prepared mentally, emotionally and financially to make a commitment and fulfill your responsibilities as a dog owner.    Owning a dog requires commitment. A commitment of time, money and love. Having a pet will change your life in many ways. Your lifestyle may go through a change. You may probably become more active as you walk your dog for its daily exercise. The point I am trying to make is that think it over carefully before you take the step of becoming a dog owner. A well informed decision will make both you and your pet happier.

New Dog Owners - Some points to

remember: 

 Vaccinate and license your dog. Vaccinations are not that expensive and all dogs MUST have their shots. Spay / Neuter your dog - Neutered pets are said to be calmer and less likely to be aggressive. Once you do get a dog make sure you train your dog. Training your pet will help you control your pet better and ensure that they behave in a good manner at your home and in public. Follow rules and regulations for using a leash in public places. You are responsible for your dogs behavior at all times. Supervise your dog at all times, especially around young children. This refers to your own children also. Be courteous to your neighbors, monitor your dog’s barking. If you have a pet that cannot control its barking, it may be because something is upsetting or bothering your pet. Check with your veterinarian.  Your pet should get a proper diet. New pet owners usually make the mistake of over feeding them. Follow a proper diet for your pet. Check with your veterinarian or pet store sales persons for advice of feeding your pet. Instruct children not to feed pets at odd times. Rewarding your pet with a piece of food occasionally may be fine and is sometimes necessary especially when you are training your dog. However your dogs diet is important and new pet owners should seek professional advice when it comes to a proper diet for their pet. All pet dogs should be fed a complete and balanced diet. Provide proper ID tags for your pet. Most dogs are reported lost close to their owner’s home. A tag with the owner’s name and address is important and will help if your pet ever gets lost.  Remember your social responsibility. Make sure to pick up the poop.
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