Properly caring for a dog begins with having the right perspective. Dog ownership should not be seen as a chore but as an experience that enriches your life as well as that of your dog. Like humans, dogs need food, water, and shelter to survive. Yet they also need physical care, mental stimulation, and nurturing to thrive. Providing these things is an essential part of keeping your dog healthy and safe and sets the foundation for a long, happy life with your dog.
Read on to learn more about some tips you should be aware of if you own a dog.
Reusing old clothes
To make adorable outfits and fashionable clothing for your dog, you can recycle old t-shirts, and sweater sleeves that you may not wear anymore. You can even repurpose old socks to make shoes for your dog to protect their feet from cold surfaces or sharp objects.
Understanding your dog’s body language
Unlike humans, dogs cannot speak. They can communicate very effectively with you about how they are feeling if you know how to read their body language. Dog bites are frequently caused by people who are not aware of the signals their body language is sending to the dog. When biting is the only option left, most dogs will bite in order to communicate. Humans must understand that in order to prevent dog bites, they need to be able to accurately read and interpret the body language of their canine companion.
Urine Odor Removal with Baking Soda and Vinegar
Soak up the urine with a paper towel, then spray the stain with a solution of half vinegar and half baking soda and leave it to soak for 10 minutes. Then, absorb the excess moisture with a paper towel, sprinkle the spot with baking soda, and let it dry. Just keep pets away, as baking soda is toxic to dogs. Once dry, vacuum it up. Remember, dogs will eliminate where they smell their previous markings, so it’s very important to deodorize as well as clean to prevent repeat accidents.
Chicken and rice can soothe an upset puppy stomach.
It has long been recommended by veterinarians. A simple chicken and rice home-cooked meal can help your dog’s tummy feel better if he has digestive issues and you’ve checked with your veterinarian to make sure he doesn’t have any more serious health problems. This is because chicken and rice are both easy to digest, so they will be gentle on the puppy’s stomach while still providing necessary nutrients.
Teach your dog to chase bubbles
Does your dog enjoy chasing after objects? Use that innate desire to your advantage by teaching your dog to chase bubbles for simple play and exercise. This is an excellent way to help your puppy get the nutrition and exercise they need in a fun, low-impact way. This fun activity can be done indoors or outdoors and is a great way to help your dog burn off excess energy.
Placing a Ball in the Bowl
Put a ball in your dog’s bowl if they consume food too quickly. To get to their food, they will have to take it more slowly and move the ball around. Doing this can help slow down your dog’s mealtime more enjoyable.
Calming Your Pet During a Thunderstorm
Have you ever kept an eye on your dog during a storm? This response could not be good due to a buildup of static on your dog’s fur. Many suggest rubbing a dryer sheet on it, but doing so could poison your pet. Instead, spray your pet with a fine mist of water to calm them or give your dog a bath to remove static.
Kiddy Pool for Dogs
Having your pet cool off in a kiddie pool can be an excellent way to keep them entertained, as well as help them stay cool during hot days. While a kiddie pool might not directly address static buildup, it is a great way to keep your pet entertained and cool during the hot summer months.
Removing Pet Hair from Laundry
Make sure your dryer’s lint trap is empty before executing this tip. After that, dry your clothes for ten minutes on a no-heat cycle in the dryer. Shake the clothing out and then put it in the washer. You need to add a half cup of vinegar this time. This will help to remove the hair and loosen the fabric. The laundry should be shaken out before going back into the dryer. To remove pet hair, don’t forget to use dryer sheets or balls.
Utilizing pill pouches
When your dog becomes ill and you can’t get him to take his medication, it can be a real struggle. Consider using a homemade pill pocket to trick your pet. There are numerous ways to conceal the pills your dog takes for medication. The medication can be placed inside cooked penne pasta. The pill may also be inserted in the middle of a sausage.
Instead of a recall word, try drama
If your dog escapes and hasn’t yet learned a word to signal their return, they might still react to some deft acting. In no way should you pursue them. They likely move more quickly than you do. However, if you stumble and act hurt, they might come back to see how you’re doing. You can also flee from them if they call excitedly and joyfully. Dogs are bred to pursue things that flee from them. When they “catch” you, you will have already caught them.
Utilizing dog crates
When used properly, dog crates can be a very useful tool. When you can’t watch your dog, they can prevent them from chewing on power cords and other potentially harmful objects, assist you with potty training, and provide your dog with a secure place to go when they need a break from too much activity.