Dogs are one of the most loyal pets you can have and serve as an incredible addition to the family; bringing infinite joy and companionship to those around them. But in order to raise a content and happy dog, you need to be able to dedicate love, care and time!
From a daily walking schedule and entertainment to dog ID tags and toys galore, there’s an array of vital things to get organised to keep your pooch happy.
Pick the Right Breed
Different breeds bring different challenges so make sure you research as much as possible before deciding on a breed. Our free breed selector tool is a fun and informative way to find out the top breeds best suited to you and your lifestyle.
Knowing your dog’s behaviours is crucial to their health and well-being. If you know your dog and their habits from the start, you will be in a better position to notice any differences in their behaviour should they be unwell. Monitor and pay attention to daily habits such as energy levels, food intake, toileting habits and sleep duration to be able to pinpoint any health issues further down the line.
Try to avoid extremely long training sessions with your dog. Long sessions can become tiresome and boring for a dog – especially while trying to teach them new things. Try limiting training sessions to around 20 minutes to maintain your dog’s full attention. Ensure you have plenty of treats to help training go smoothly, and give your dog lots of praise and attention following sessions, as they will need some play time, too!
Dogs need a stimulating environment in order to thrive and live a healthy, long life. To achieve this, it is important to take them for daily walks, buy toys that you can play with together from time to time and give them the love and attention that they need and deserve.
Remember, your dog can’t talk so you must learn to communicate by learning their body language and what they may be trying to tell you.
Caring for a dog is not much different to caring for a child. Bathing, feeding, grooming and training are all important aspects involved in raising a healthy dog. Dogs are proud creatures so grooming is important, as is maintaining your dog’s health and providing them with the necessary nutrients they need. Ensure you register your dog with a vet and take out pet insurance too for peace of mind, as some vet costs can become very expensive indeed!
It is important to protect your dog in case of emergencies such as being lost or even stolen. Have your dog microchipped by a vet and ensure he or she is wearing relevant dog ID tags with your contact details on in the event that they are lost and found. Our popular eZeClips will make attaching and removing the tag easier than ever.
A pet can bring incredible joy and delight to any household or loving owner. However, it is important to remember that before making a commitment to a pet, you need to educate yourself on the vital aspects of positively raising a pet and understand that they rely on you for their care – much like a child would. You can find a wealth of information in our comprehensive Puppy Guide.
So for all you canine aficionados out there, for more information and helpful tips on pets or to treat your dog to one of our luxury dog ID tags, please browse our website today.