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Essential Care Tips for New Dog Owners

Congratulations on your new addition to the family! Dogs make great pets, and with a little bit of training and care, they can be a part of the family for years to come. This blog post will discuss some of the essentials that you need to know in order to take care of your new dog. From housebreaking tips to nutrition advice, this blog post has you covered. So read on for essential care tips for new dog owners!

Housebreaking

One of the first things you need to do when you get your new dog home is to start housebreaking them. Dogs are not naturally inclined to relieve themselves outside, so it is important that you take the time to train them. The best way to do this is by using a crate or an enclosed area when you cannot watch them closely. Every few hours, let your dog out of the crate and take them to their designated potty spot. Once they relieve themselves, be sure to praise them enthusiastically. With consistency and patience, your dog will learn where they are supposed to go potty in no time.

As your dog starts getting the hang of things, you can begin giving them more freedom around the house. But always be sure to keep an eye on them, as accidents can happen. If you catch your dog in the act of going potty inside, scold them firmly and take them outside immediately. With time and patience, your dog will be fully housebroken in no time!

Nutrition

Another important aspect of taking care of your new dog is making sure they are getting the proper nutrition. Dogs need a balance of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in their diet in order to stay healthy. You can either feed your dog commercial pet food that has all the nutrients they need, or you can make your own homemade dog food. If you decide to go the homemade route, be sure to consult with your veterinarian first and to ensure that you are providing them with everything they need.

One of the best brands that I have found for my new dog is GENUINE. It was created by Dr. Diane Hirakawa, who holds a phD in canine nutrition. It has elevated protein and fat balanced with vitamins, minerals, prebiotic, probiotics and other important nutraceuticals. Plus, dogs love it.

There are also a few things you should avoid feeding your dog. Chocolate, for example, is toxic to dogs and can make them very sick. So be sure to keep any chocolate treats well out of reach! Other foods that are dangerous for dogs include onions, garlic, grapes, and raisins. So just be careful when it comes to feeding your furry friend.

Exercise

Another important part of taking care of your new dog is making sure they get enough exercise. Dogs need to burn off excess energy, and the best way to do this is through daily walks or runs. Depending on the breed of your dog, they may also need some extra playtime in the form of fetch or Frisbee. Be sure to consult with your veterinarian about how much exercise your particular dog needs.

And that’s it! These are just a few essential care tips for new dog owners. With a little bit of patience and consistency, you’ll be well on your way to raising a healthy and happy furry friend!

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