6 Apr 2016

Interesting Dog Facts

Pets are a delight to have!

Read these tips interesting tips from WALTHAM on how to keep your dog happy and healthy.

 

  • Remember that every dog is different. As a general guide, the daily amount of food recommended will depend on ideal bodyweight of your dog
  • It’s never too soon, or too late, to start training your dog – repeat, reward and reinforce to make sure learning sticks!
  • If you want your dog to sit, remind them what you’re talking about by putting them in a sitting position while you say the word. Then praise and reward them.
  • Research by the WALTHAM™ Centre for Pet Nutrition, a leading global authority on pet care and nutrition, reveals that dogs gain the widest range of health benefits through a diet of dry food, wet food, dental care and treats.
  • By law, all dogs must wear a tag on their collar showing their owner’s name and address. It’s a good idea to add your phone number too.
  • Dogs love chewing and a teething puppy or dog will chew anything they can get their jaws around. So if you want to protect your socks, your shoes and your sofa, buy a selection of chews for your puppy or dog to test their teeth on instead
  • Gum disease is very common amongst dogs with 4 out of 5 dogs over the age of 3 showing signs. Brushing your dog’s teeth every day can help prevent gum disease and chewing Pedigree DentaFlex® twice a week or feeding Pedigree DentaStix® daily helps fight plaque and tartar build-up, helping to support your dog’s oral health.
  • For your puppy or dog, grooming isn’t just about untangling their coat and making them look smart, it’s a bonding experience that reminds them of being back with their mother. Visit your pet shop to pick up a comb or a brush and plan daily grooming sessions
  • You’ll also need to clip your dog’s nails and give them a bath from time to time – so it’s worth picking up a pair of nail clippers and some dog-friendly shampoo too.
  • There’s an amazing selection of dog toys out there – rings, balls, slings, tugs and fabric frisbees. They’re all designed to make your play and training sessions more fun – for you and your dog.
  • To your dog, your tone of voice makes a big difference to how you sound. A familiar word in a different tone of voice could mean absolutely nothing to them. Try to stick with a cheerful, confident tone – even if you feel silly the first time you try it in public.

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