September is marked as the Responsible Dog Ownership month by the American Kennel Club. This day is celebrated to bring the importance of responsible dog ownership into the light. As a pet owner, you are responsible for your dog’s behavior in public or private, hence, you must take the responsibility of training your pet under consideration when you own a new pet.
There are many pet training centers, veterinarians and videos on Youtube which can help you properly train your dog, so you mustn’t face the embarrassment from the nuisance created by your beloved pet.
Dog Ownership Commitments
- You must train your dog for basic commands; Sit, Stand up, Come, Drop it (Unnecessary or harmful stuff in its mouth), and Down
- Keep your dog leashed in public
- Clean up their poo
- Keep your dog fit with regular walks and exercise
- Make sure you’ve trained your dog to not bark unnecessarily
- Take them to vet regularly
As a pet owner, you can
Evaluate your lifestyle –Assess if you can own a pet mentally and economically.
Choose the right breed –This is the most essential point, as many pet owners choose the breed that is wrong for them.
Choose the age of dog –Not everyone can adopt a puppy. Assess if you can pet a older dog better.
Adopt a Dog – Millions of dogs land up in shelter every year. You can do a great deed by adopting one.
Register your dog –Consider registering your dog with American Kennel Club. Registering comes with great advantages for both the dog and an owner
Train your dog –To enjoy stress free ownership, you must train your dog properly and also save yourself from the embarrassment
Groom your dog –Consider grooming your dog regularly. A dog can suffer greatly both mentally and physically if they aren’t properly groomed.
Keep clinic visits, vaccination and nutrition on check –A healthy dog can survive longer and with sound health.
Offer a better home –The environment of your home determines the overall health, manner and longevity of your pet. A proper dog house, nutritious meals, daily exercises and socialization with other humans can be of great help.
To learn more about responsible dog ownership, check pet training information.