If you have a loving canine friend at your home or if you are planning to get one sometime soon, you will definitely pay attention to all the things that you need to do in order to make sure that they are comfortable, healthy and happy but will you also do equal work to find out the things that you should never do? Some of these mistakes can even cost your furry friend their health, safety and their life. When you open up your home to a canine, you become their world and they will be directly affected either negatively or positively by your actions. That is why you need to remember to never do these mistakes with your canine, ever.
Not training them on time
A badly behaved and unruly puppy is not happy. If they were they would be listening to you and not causing so much trouble. Always adopt from a small age if possible and even if that is not the case, give them the right training from the start. It is very easy to get a Labrador for sale but if you do not give him or her the training that they need so that the boundaries they need are set, you will not have a friend who has a good temper and behavior. Instead, you will spend your time feeling like you ended up with the worst puppy in the world even when it is not their fault. Yelling, screaming, hitting and locking up your canine will damage the relationship between the both of you and make them scared of you. What you are looking for is right training with treats for positive behavior and punishment that is acceptable for their negative behavior.
Not feeding them the right food
It could be any breed that you have from west highland terrier puppies to bull mastiffs, you still have to feed them the right food so they can grow and be healthy while also avoiding unnecessary digestive system issues. Many food items that are completely fine for humans like grapes, onions, raisins, chocolates and macademia nuts are really unsuitable for canines and will make them ill. Also overfeeding your pet even with the right food items will cause them to become obese and eventually fall really ill. You should only feed them in the right amounts with the right type of food that is made for them and always keep an eye out for their weight.
Leaving them in unsuitable conditions
You may think it is alright to leave your canine chained up outside during the onset of winter because it is not snowing yet and you still need that protection. Or you may think that they will be alright inside your heated up vehicle while you rush to the grocery store. They are not. Always only leave them in the right conditions and do not put their lives at risk.