Caring for a dog is important, dogs become a part of the family and they will love you unconditionally. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you first get your dog.
A microchip is something that the veterinarians insert under your dog’s skin. It has information about the owner, including the address and phone number – don’t worry it won’t hurt the dog to get the microchip inserted.
Make sure your dog can’t get out of your backyard, walk around the permitter check fencing and make sure there is no way they can get out. If they do get out they could be run over or if caught by the council you can be charged with a hefty fine.
Food and Water
Dogs need to be fed 2-3 times a day depending on their breed and size and puppies need to be fed more often than adult dogs. Remember, chocolate and grapes are not good for dogs. Make sure the dog has access to clean water all the time too, they drink a lot!
Attention and Exercise
Dogs need regular exercise it is recommend at least one a day they are taken for a walk, the more they are exercised calmer the dog is. A dog just like a human needs love and attention too.
A dog needs to understand right from wrong so house training is a good idea, this will also avoid those accidents on the carpet later down the track. House training a dog will also teach the dog their place in the “family pack” if you have little ones running around make sure they understand so the dog doesn’t get mixed signals.
Some dogs need more grooming than others, some may ned to be brushed every day where as others maybe once a fortnight. Check when you purchase your dog or find information on your dogs breed online.