How to take care of a dog
Dogs are considered man’s (and woman’s) best friend. In fact, these creatures are probably the most loyal pets you will ever find. They will love you, miss you when you are gone and protect you when you are in danger. If you have a dog as a pet already, you may want to read a few tips that will help you take care of them better and if you are considering getting a puppy for the first time these tips and the ones at Woof Dog will help you get started.
Cleaning and grooming
Your dog does not speak English or any human language and cannot go to the shower by itself. They are very playful and will have fun with you in the rain or mud. Therefore, you must give it a shower at least once a week. Make sure that you also trim its fur once in a while depending on the climate. Some dogs do not have much fur, and in this case, you should dress them in some clothes if you live in cold weather conditions. Breeds such as poodles, retrievers, and many others grow a lot of furs, and it is important that you trim them or have it done at a pet grooming service.
Food & Drink
You must give your dog its meals on time, and they should be good food. Do not give your pet leftovers unless they are beef or chicken. Please remember that you should never give your dog chicken bones. You can buy dog food at pet stores and most super markets. It is also important that you get some treats for them so that you can reward them when they do something good.
A clean and comfortable place to sleep
Would you sleep on a dirty towel in the garage? Probably not and therefore, you should give your dog a clean and comfy place to rest. You can buy a mattress which is made for them at most pet shops and even online. The main question is whether you should keep your dog inside the house or outside. Remember that your pet is part of your family and it would be best to keep them in the house, especially if they are smaller breeds. However, for bigger ones line Dobermans, German shepherds, huskies and retrievers, you may want to have a separate place for them maybe in your garage. Try not to keep them outside at night as this means that they will feel cold and lonely and can also catch ticks and fleas.