No one enjoys an upset stomach including your pooch and nothing is worse then being woken up a dozen times through the night because you rushed the process of switching dog food brands!
Who decided that corn should be a predominant part of a dog’s diet? Do they like it? Yes, it is sweet and filling but is it what their ancestors ate? Probably not, and if they did, it would have been an infrequent occurrence where their prey had ingested it before being killed.
Aside from the issues of dirt and bugs, you (or I should say we) are setting ourselves up for a lifetime struggle with our dog pal. After all, he’s no dummy. He knows that there is supposed to be hierarchy, one that leaves him on the floor with his own bed.
While some might think the answer is as simple as “when they get too long”, there really is a little more to it than that. In ideal conditions, you wouldn’t have to trim the dog’s nail at all (except for the dew claw). That is because if given proper exercise under the right conditions, the nails would naturally be kept to a perfect length.
When it comes to helping your dog (and you) live longer experts agree exercise tops the list. And let’s face it; we all want our dogs to live longer. Finding activities to condition and exercise your dog indoors – when it is too hot, too cold, too rainy, or you are too busy – is a challenge many dog owners face.
Training your puppy to pee outside is not difficult or rocket science, even for the pooch. You must learn to be consistent, proactive and read the dogs body language.
Paul Owens is the author of The Dog Whisperer, A Compassionate Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training which has sold over 250,000 copies all over the world.
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