We all know that a dog is man’s best friend. Providing unconditional love and loyalty, it is a dog who loves his owner more than himself. All they need in return is some love, care and food. But we all know that apart from love, every dog has some essential requirements. These things will ensure them a healthy and happy life.

So, here are 6 tips on how to take care of dogs. The more you know, the more you will be confident in providing a safe space for your pet.

Give Your Dog an Identification Tag:

Dog ID tagFor a pet owner, waking up in the morning and not being greeted with warm sloppy kisses from the dog is like missing an essential part of the daily routine. The very thought that the dog is not anywhere in the house is like a nightmare that every pet owner dreads. And therefore, the fundamental part of taking care of your dog is to keep them safe. Giving your dog an ID tag is the first thing you should do once you get a dog.

Dogs can sometimes get out of their backyard or house and might need some help getting back home. Giving your dog an identification tag will significantly increase the chance of you getting your dog back. You can also give your dog a chip so it would be easier to recognise the owner if your dog goes missing.

 Quick Tips:
  • Get a collar that’s not too tight
  • Make sure to write your phone number on the tag
  • Keep them on a leash while on a walk

 Feed a High-Quality Diet:

Dog diet

Health is wealth, and this goes for all living beings. Us humans tend to take good care of our diet. So why not do the same with your pet? There are many physical conditions that can arise due to the lack of a proper diet. Obesity is one of them. Obesity is one nutritional disease that can be seen in many dogs. Studies have shown that being overweight or obese can shorten a dog’s life span by as much as two years. So, make sure to provide your dog with a balanced diet. Include proteins, vitamins, and all other essential nutrients required or as prescribed by the vet. Water forms an essential part of their diet, so don’t forget to keep a bowl of fresh water.

 Quick Tips:
  • Include protein, vitamins, fibre, and minerals
  • Clean the bowl after every meal
  • Keep sufficient water in the bowl
  • Do not let them gobble the food
  • Avoid toxic fruits and food items

Take Your Dog to the Vet Frequently:

Dog Vet

For any pet owner, new or seasoned, the vet is the most important person in the whole wide world. He is the one who will tell how to take care of dogs in any situation. He will provide you with information on vaccination schedules, deworming and external parasite control.  So don’t forget to thank him enough. Take your pet to the vet for routine check-up. This will help in detecting any illness or disease before it’s too late. In many cases, an early diagnosis improves the chances of successful treatment. Your vet can also point out areas where your dog may need some extra care, such as cleaning his ears, helping him with anxiety, or even providing general training and obedience tips.

Quick Tips:
  • Keep the vet’s number in emergency contact
  • Have a kit of essential medicines
  • Keep your pet’s vaccination records up-to-date
  • Do not miss the medicine prescribed by vets
  • When in doubt, take a second opinion from another vet
  • Do not try to self-medicate or experiment

Train Your Dog:

train your dog

And no, we are not talking about how to make your dog walk a tightrope or balance some bottles on his head. Basic training of commands is essential both for safety and obedience. A training session with a proper trainer is a good way to begin. If you don’t want to go with a trainer, you can do it yourself by dedicating at least half an hour every day to basic obedience training. There are many online videos that you can refer to for training course. Remember to start early. Dogs are capable and intelligent to understand commands from 3 months of age itself. The better the dog follows basic instructions, the more it will be aware of what to do and what not to do. This will also give your dog an opportunity to socialise with other dogs. With right training you will also have good control of your dog.

Quick Tips:
  • Start Early
  • Don’t be too harsh
  • Be firm and affirmative
  • Incentivise when the dog follows a command

 Socialising Your Dog:

Socialise your dogs

 Socialising pets is all about getting them to gel with humans and other dogs and it is one of the most essential things you should do if you want your pet to be happy. This should be done at a very early age. A socialised dog is more playful and relaxed. He is not nervous or anxious when someone visits your home or if someone wants to pet him. 

Quick Tips:      
  • Let them play with other dogs
  • Introduce them to your friends and family
  • Teach your pet how to behave with kids and vice versa
  • Don’t force them if they are not comfortable

 Spend Time with Your Dog:

Spending time with dogs

Dogs need to interact with their owners regularly. Having a good time will help you get to know your dog better. Always keeping the dog fenced won’t help in the long run. So, the more you spend your time together, the better the relationship between you and your dog. Even though dogs can’t talk, they do express their feelings with their faces. So, try to understand as to why your dog is reacting to a certain situation.

 Quick Tips:
  • Go for long drives
  • Take a walk everyday
  • Talk to them
  • Have a dedicated playtime
  • Give some belly rubs

Now that we have listed down some quick tips on how to take care of dogs, don’t forget to take some extra care of them. They might be just a part of your life but for them you are their whole life. Spending some quality time with them will create memories that you will cherish forever. So, go ahead, give your pet a hug.

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113 Comments

    • Yes dogs are like humans because they understand everything. Their subtle bark is the love and gratitude they show towards their owners.All these dogs need is food and shelter.

      Thank U.

      • Nice tips I hope one day I can red out of me fopia of this cute animals

    • If you are going to get a Dog for the first time these tips will help start you off to a great relationship with your Dog

    • JINCY JOSEPH Reply

      DOGS ARE PETS WHICH ARE SO GRATEFUL TO US.SO,THESE THINGS SHOULD BE KEPT IN MIND WHILE CARING THEM

  1. Barry Obineche Reply

    Awesome! Nice tips. Dogs are a very good source of companionship, most especially when you have a good and constant communication with them. They are so adorable, they make us love them.

  2. Mukesh Kattimani Reply

    Dogs are best friend of human being they are the most loyal one how much you care how much you love and you will get back so we should treat them good and should train and should take care

    • Zahide Demiral Reply

      Mükemmel! Güzel ipuçları. Köpekler, özellikle onlarla iyi ve sürekli bir iletişiminiz olduğunda, çok iyi bir arkadaşlık kaynağıdır. O kadar sevimliler ki onları sevmemizi sağlıyorlar.

  3. All good tips As an experienced dog owner I know all these tips

  4. francis lada Reply

    nice blog to take care of our domesticated animals such as dogs

  5. “Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.”

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  6. I have two dogs and give them a lot of love and attention. I provide them with the best dog food available. They go on frequent walks and go with us everywhere on holiday
    . They are part of the family.

    • Thais Tenório Reply

      Sem dúvida eles são nossos amigos e merecem todo cuidado e amor ,essas dicas são ótimas.

  7. Kirti Diwakar Reply

    Jase hum apna aur apne ghar ke sadasyo ka dyan rakhte wase Inka bhi dyan rakhna jaruri hai

  8. SUJOY SARDAR Reply

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  9. Juliet Mugo Reply

    WOW, got some extra ideas on how I will increase the care towards my dog,,

    • Ashwini Anil Dhumne Reply

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  10. رمضان محمود Reply

    موضوع جيد بس انا لا احب الكلاب

  11. Veryll Bradshaw Reply

    My dogs are like family, they also get their correct food and also get treats. I have a Dog Medical for all my 5 dogs without that I would be in big debt. I groom them once a month as well. Treat all animals with kindness and they will return the favor.

  12. محمد فكرى Reply

    معلومات جيده جدا مفيده تسعد على تربيت الحيوانات الاليفه بالمنزل لكل من يهواه ويحب الحيونات

  13. Elena Pushkova Reply

    Сразу же захотелось завести собаку, так как статья очень информационная и интересная получилась.

  14. adoro i cani e leggere articoli su questi animaletti meravigliosi fa sempre molto piacere

  15. Mahmoud Alhaggar Reply

    لسوء الحظ لا امتلك كلب ولكنى امتلك قط وهذا لا يمنع اننى من محبى الكلاب

  16. Elisângela Reply

    I have a Pomeranian. I always try to give good foods, like vegetables that she loves and non-acidic fruits. She just has one problem, extremely antisocial. She literally chooses the human she allows to approach. But my love for her is immense. congratulations for the blog

  17. Muito boa as dicas tenho 2 cachorros são muito bom amigo quero um pequeno

    • Rawan Sabry Reply

      حقا ان امتلاك كلب شئ ممتع جدا وهذه المعلومات مفيدة جدا لمن يمتلكه ♥️ شكراً مصمموا هذه المدونة🙏☺️

  18. Obecnie jestem bez pieska, bo moja sunia chorowała i niestety nie majej z nami. Ale rozglądam się za jakimś ze schroniska!

  19. Sanaa rashwan Reply

    الكلب اوفي من بعض البشر وان كنت لا احب تربي الكلاب

  20. Dogs are the epitome of loyalty, i always make sure mine is comfortable and happy

  21. Muy buenos tips del cuidado de la mascota, yo tengo una un perro mediano y su comida es bife de res principalmente solo o con zanahoria rallada, arroz . Variado y está muy sano, no tiene problemas de riñón ni del corazón ni de la visión. Secreto no le doy nada que le haga mal , dulces , alimento seco para perros ,comida muy condimentada . Gracias por el post. Saludos cordiales.

  22. Emmanuel Emezue Reply

    Sometimes, I wonder if my dog was once human. He understands basic instructions and it makes me smile whenever I look at him. Taking your dog for a walk is very essential, cuz it makes it familiar with the environment. Consequently, it’s difficult for your pet to go astray!

  23. Ehab taman Reply

    Very useful to the people who have dogs at home
    Excellent article

  24. أسماء Reply

    The dog is the best and loyal friend of man, and we must take care of dogs and put an ID card for them in order to recover them if they are lost

  25. عبدالرحمن محمد Reply

    نصائح هامة يجب اتباعها في تربية كلبك شكراً جزيلاً

  26. Adewole olatunde Reply

    Keeping your dog healthy is like keeping a child in good condition. A dog that is not well trained will surely be a stress to the owner.

  27. Mohamed bakr Reply

    الكلاب من المخلوقات الاليفة الوفية للانسان ويجب رعايتها والمحافظة عليها

  28. Taking care of cats and dogs was my calling in life. I was going to be a vet tech or dog trainer but then I had children and gave up on those ideas. I never should have because I miss it. But if you are calm, assertive and patient, you can train most dogs to do amazing things. They’re so eager to please.

  29. great tips, we have a female queue, we put a collar on and take good care of her food, the only problem is taming, she is very agitated and energetic, she plays all day and doesn’t get tired, so we are trying to establish a routine of tasks to impose limits, we will not always be ready to play with it, we still have difficulties in this regard.

  30. Ahora hay tantos accesorios para nuestras mascotas. Y son útiles hasta para protegerlos.

  31. Внимание к собакам очень значимо.

  32. Adeniran Albert Oluwafemi Reply

    Bets tips to care for you pets. And they will act accordly as well excepted.

  33. Eman Mohamedabdelsalam Reply

    نصائح هامه ومفيده ف كيفيه التعامل مع الكلاب خاصه انها كائن وفي لصاحبه ويجب معاملته معامله خاصه

  34. Nour Alnabulsi Reply

    Cool
    I hope to have a dog one day
    This is currently not allowed in the family because of the small size of the house
    I have a kitten and I adore it
    I’ll memorize the information well.
    Thanks

  35. Glandy Quintanilla Guerrero Reply

    Muchas personas se olvidan de que tener una mascota es como tener un hijo, debes cuidarlo, pasar tiempo con él no solo tenerlo para que cuide la casa. Tristemente muchos dueños los abandonan no los incluyen en sus actividades diarias

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