Taking your pooch for an afternoon at the local off leash dog park can be a lot of fun….but there’s always the chance that someone will come, not only bringing their dog, but also bringing bad habits, inconsideration for others, and just plain bad dog park etiquette. Sometimes these condition can even lead to injuries.
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Walking your dog should be easy enough, just clip on the leash and off you go. Shouldn’t that be all there is to it? Believe it or not, there are right ways and there are wrong ways to walk you dog.
Swimming is a great activity for you and your dog…it’s fun, it’s great exercise and it helps cool you off during warmer weather. But will your dog need to be taught how to swim, or does it just come naturally?
Has Fido become fat? How do you know, and what should you do about it? It’s estimated that around 40 – 50% of all dogs in the United States have become too heavy…and the interesting thing is that many pet owners don’t even recognize the fact that their dog weighs too much.
Are your dog’s paws neglected? It’s true that the pads on your dog’s paws are made tough…they are intended to withstand running, jumping, playing indoors and out, absorbing shock to protect your dog’s bones and joints and to act as insulation during hot or cold weather.
There are many facets to being a good, responsible dog owner. They need to be fed properly, given plenty of water to keep them healthy and hydrated, kept clean, loved, played with, trained, and one of the most important, they need to be exercised.