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2 February 2016
Are you a good pet parent? Check out the top 3 most common mistakes below and get out of your funk to be the best companion your pet could have.
No-no #1: Skipping Obedience Training
The number one reason why dogs are relinquished to animal shelters and don’t find homes is due to poor behaviour. Whether you are bringing a puppy or adult dog home, you should begin teaching commands like come, sit, stay and down. If an adult dog hasn’t received any formal training, you should enroll her in a class right away, while a puppy should be registered as of eight weeks.
No-no #2: Forgetting to Socialize
Neglecting to socialize your pet can result in aggressive behaviour, fears and lack of confidence. This can be difficult to get rid of once your dog has matured.
No-no #3: Skimping on Exercise
Exercising your pet is one of the most important items on your to-do list every day. Not exercising can result in plenty of health problems including weight gain, lack of energy, poor temperament and a host of other issues.