Five Common Mistakes Dog Owners Make First-Time

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If this is your first time having a dog, It will be the happiest moment for you to meet your pet for the very first time. It is also noticed that first-time dog owners are very excited about their furry companions. So if you are one of them, the written below information is for you so that you can get off on the right foot with your canine friend.

You will also do not like to ruin your first experience of having a canine friend. Dogs can be the best companion of his human, but it also demands some commitments.

Many experienced dog owners report that first-time dog owners repeat their mistakes over and over again. The act they do is not considered a mistake, but it must be kept in mind that such an act can negatively affect the behavior and health of your puppy in a long-term commitment. If you have just bought a puppy or dog for the first time and are looking for guidance, here we are.

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Here are the 5 common Dog Owner mistakes:

5 Common Dog Owner mistakes

1.     New dog owners are not practical

New dog owners are not practical
Throughout its life, the dog needs a lot of handling. Dogs need to be seen by a vet and may need to see a groomer. Your puppy will definitely meet your children, relatives, neighbors, and strangers who want to pet them with his permission. Therefore, he must brush his dog's teeth, trim his nails, and groom him properly.

Since your puppy or dog will be petted by family members and visitors, you must handle all parts of your puppy's body. So he will allow you to touch any part of his body, such as his legs, chest, and private areas.

You can do this very easily if you practice daily. Make him lie down next to you while watching television, manipulating his body parts, holding them gently, softly, and firmly. Sniff his ears, lift your dog's tail and look at his butt. You need to caress your friend's belly and look at his groin. Look at his teeth lifting his lips. You have the idea. This method will not only allow you to pet your dog but will also allow you to see what the normal body looks like so that he can easily detect if any skin problems appear.

You have to brush your dog's teeth from day one, which will get him used to it. This will make your dog accept it from a very young age so that no problem will appear in the future. Do the same for trimming your dog's nails. Start by trimming or cutting the edges of one or two nails a day. You have to make sure you do it fast.

If you want your dog to take medications with ease, pinch pill pieces or cheese bags and give them as treats. When your puppy needs to have that pill inside, he soon after will start accepting it on his own.

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2. They don't measure food.

don't measure food
Since all pet owners like their pet to grow, growing too much or too fast is not healthy and not everyone appreciates it. Rapid growth puts additional pressure on your puppy's muscles and developing skeletal structures, these conditions can lead to different health problems, especially orthopedic problems in life.

You have to consult with your vet to choose the best food for your puppy. Growing large breed dogs can benefit from a diet that allows them to grow steadily but slowly, and small breed dogs demand an energy-dense diet. In both cases, you have to measure the dog's food and allow him to eat only in a specific routine. A consulted dog feeding chart will allow your dog to grow stably and will also prevent your dog from becoming too chubby.


3. They don't use food puzzles.

food puzzles
Many dog ​​experts also recommend not using the dog food bowl. They prefer to use a food dispensing device or a food puzzle. You just need to measure the amount of food you have to give your dog and then place it in the food puzzle.

Now watch your dog looking for her food by manipulating or pushing to remove the food. This will allow him to do his work when he is eating. This act will also provide your puppy with mental stimulation and physical activity to perform.

4. They don't take home training seriously.

home training seriously
There are many reasons why dog ​​owners should surrender their dogs to shelters. The most common cause is the behavior problem, and one of the most common behavior problems is going to the bathroom inside the house.

This really breaks the heart because it can be easily cured. All it demands is consistency, scheduling, rewards, and praise. You have to take your dog out at specific times, such as right after he wakes up, after every playtime, after lunch, and just before bed. It would help if you also took your puppy out one day after every 3 to 4 hours of potty training before. Go out with your furry friend to say "Go potty!" when he does; if you aren't there with him, you won't be able to understand why he's out. After doing his job, reward him with a little play session. One time he has done his business, he will not do it again inside the house.

If your dog is with you in the room, you have to avoid any kind of accident. You do not have to allow your pet to run in the house. Let him be where you can monitor him if you can't, then put him in his crate, small dog-proof room, or exercise pen. The bathroom or laundry room is the best option for this purpose. With age, your puppy may retain and control her feces and urine for a longer period. He will also learn that you will take him to a specific time to go to the bathroom. This is how you taught him to go to the bathroom.

5. They do not give weekly baths.

You may have heard that if you bathe your puppy frequently, it will dry out his fur; this is not true. You just need to pick appropriate bathing products for your dog. Bathing your puppy can be beneficial to both him and you. A weekly bath is a good option; through this, you can eliminate infectious agents and other allergens such as bacteria and yeast from your dog's skin.

The weekly bath will also keep your puppy clean so that he is more welcome with your family and furniture. Since allergens can also cause you to sneeze, a weekly bath will also prevent sneezing and colds. As you also like to hug your puppy and this will favor it.

Final thoughts

The information written above is for your review before you get a dog for the first time. This will help you avoid any mistakes that most new owners make on their first experience. You only need to understand the demands of your pet and have to meet them at the right time. Through this, you can have the best version of your pet. Check with the experienced dog owner before getting a dog. He will guide you on how to keep your pet in the best version of him.

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