Having a dog is a lifelong responsibility and as all dog lovers know, their love is unconditional. We can start by training them, but even the best intentions sometimes go awry. The bond that you and your dog have is strong enough to withstand just about anything. But there are some mistakes that you might make that could put your dog in danger.
Here’s a list of things that you should never do to your dog. Are you guilty of any of these things?
1. Leave Your Pup Alone In The Car
It does not matter what time of the year it is, leaving your dog alone in the car puts him or her at risk of getting stolen, not to mention the deadly consequences of an overheating car in seemingly mild temperatures, even with the windows cracked. Leave him or her at home!
2. Give Affection At The Wrong Times
Your dog will never learn the difference between what is right or wrong if you show them affection when they have done something wrong.
3. Overfeed Them
Treats are a great way to motivate good behavior, but don’t overdo it. You could be putting your dog’s health at risk if you give them too many.
4. Forget About Their Teeth
Dogs teeth should be brushed daily. Dogs can easily suffer from diseases and tooth infections, so at the very least, make sure that your veterinarian checks your dog’s teeth once a year.
5. Use The Wrong Collar
Every dog breed has its own specific needs for a collar. Dogs with shorter snouts could be seriously injured with a collar that only goes around the neck and need to be controlled by a harness instead. Ask your veterinarian and do your research before purchasing a collar.