When you own a dog, it relies on you to know how to act in the world around it. As a dog owner, it’s your responsibility to do what you’re supposed to do to be a responsible pet owner. Here are four tips when having dogs as pets.
1. Feed your dog the proper food.
As a dog owner, it’s your responsibility to feed your dog the proper food. What does “proper” food mean? It means food that is healthy and that contributes to your dog’s health. For example, it is not healthy to feed any dog table scraps or human food. A dog is not a human, and therefore, it needs food that is suitable for its system. Therefore, be sure to purchase healthy food from a grocery store, pet store, or online.
2. Ensure your dog has enough exercise.
Your dog needs ample exercise. It is not healthy for a dog to lie around all day. Be sure you take your dog out for fresh air and exercise at least three times a day. For example, a walk around the block is a good exercise for a dog.
3. Make sure your dog knows some commands, especially for emergencies.
Your dog needs to know some basic commands, especially for emergencies. Commands such as “stop,” “come,” etc., help a dog do what he or she is supposed to do.
4. Be sure to groom your dog properly.
It is also your responsibility to groom your dog properly. That means your dog needs to be bathed, combed, nails cut, etc. If you can’t do it properly on your own, it’s your responsibility to take your dog to a dog groomer.
As a dog owner, your dog benefits and lives its best life when you do what you are supposed to do as a responsible dog owner. Be sure to follow these tips.