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Caring For Dogs — A Beginner’s Guide For Those New To It

Dog ownership is a tradition stretching back hundreds of generations. That very history shows that man and dog have been partners for so long for a very good reason. But, since you’re the human, it’s up to you take care of your dog. Here are some tips to help you to know what you can do to ensure your dog is a healthy dog.

If your young dog is teething and gnawing at everything, buy him a fun chew toy and keep it in the fridge. Not only does this provide him with a good alternative to your furniture, but the cold will help to make his gums feel better. Most younger dogs gnaw out of necessity, not poor manners.

Try hand signals in conjunction with verbal commands when training your dog. Your dog may have a better time understanding you when you use manual signals. Experiment with each way …