Just what doglovers should always remember

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1. Don’t ignore them for too long. They may only live for 10 to 15 years. It seems like forever when you’re away from them and it hurts their heart when they don’t know where you are.

2. Take them to new places to meet friendly people and animals. Dogs might be frightened of them at first, but if you hold their paw through these new experiences, They will learn to be more confident and trusting of others. Truth is they really do love to meet new friends.

3. Don’t throw them away when new family members arrive. They are the dog’s family too and they will love and protect them as much as they love and protect you.

4. Don’t get mad at dogs when they jump up. They love you so much and sometimes they can’t help getting excited and wanting to give you a hug.

5. Teach your dog new things. Dogs just love making you happy so teach them what you’d like them to do. Learning is great exercise and they love it just as much as a run at the park.

6. Don’t get frustrated and give up on your dog. They don’t understand your language, but dogs are trying their best to learn. Give them the time necessary to understand what you want of them because all they want to do is please you.

7. Don’t take out your stress on dogs. No matter how your day went, dogs are always happy to see you and will do whatever they can to make your day better.

8. Give them comfort when they are scared. Dogs always feel better when they are with you and it may just take a moment before they understand that new things won’t hurt them.

9. No matter how busy you are, try to spend a little bit of quality time with your dog every day. This is truly what dogs look forward to the most and every minute means so much to them.

10. Don’t leave him outside when it’s too hot or too cold. He don’t have anywhere to go to stay cool or to keep warm and he don’t know how to escape if he’s in a desperate situation.

11. Don’t forget the little things that keep your dog healthy and happy. His paws hurt if his toenails are too long and he feel much better after his coat has been brushed free of mats. he could even get sick if the teeth are too dirty. It’s only a few minutes of your time, but it means so much to him.

12. Trust your dog. He trust you with all his heart, so please trust him too. You mean the world to him.

13. Don’t be angry with him for too long. You have your work, your friends and your entertainment. Your dog only has you.

14. Talk to him. He may not understand your words, but he will understand your tone and body language.

15. Always treat him with kindness. Be aware that however you treat him, he will never forget it. The more you love him, the stronger your bond will be.

16. Please don’t hit him. Remember that he has teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hand, but your dog choose not to bite you because he loves you. If he did something wrong, he didn’t mean to make you angry, so please help him understand how to not repeat it. he would much rather give you kisses.

17. Let your dog know whenever he did something right. Nothing in the world makes him happier. He can tell when you’re pleased with him and if he knows what he’s done to make you smile, you can bet your life that he will try and do it again. And again, and again, and again…

18. Pay attention to him if he’s not being himself. Before you scold him for being lazy or uncooperative, please check to see if something might be bothering him. His heart may be getting old, he may be unwell, or he could even be in pain.

19. Take care of him when he get old, just as much as you cared for him when he was a puppy. When he was young, you spent so much time cuddling him and touching his soft fur. His fur might not be as soft and he is no longer small, but his love for you has only grown stronger.

20. Come with him on difficult journeys. He understands that it’s hard for you, but please stay with him until the very end. Everything is better, easier and safer for him if you are with him. Remember, your dog loves you.

 

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