Taking on responsibilities is a part of growing up. We rent an apartment or purchase a home, we buy or lease a car, and we have jobs that we must show up for at least five days a week. We do all of these things because we realize that when we do them good things, we happen and we will get what we want. So responsibility is a good thing.
In the area of family, when we have one we must also be responsible towards them. Spouses need attention and support and kids need to know that they are loved and given what they need to grow and begin their lives. As an extension of your family, when you get a pet, you also have responsibilities to it.
Pets become family members and many of the same responsibilities you have to your loved ones also need to be extended to them so they feel loved and needed. In exchange they give you a type of love that is unconditional and consistent.
So being responsible brings you, the pet owner great benefits. With this in mind here is what responsible pet owners do for their pets.
Buy Several Dog Beds
Dogs love to have a place to call their own. So purchasing them dog beds will make them really happy. Companies like Bowsers offer all styles and shapes of dog beds and are sure to make your dog sleep well and feel loved. Bowsers dog beds should be bought for the house and the car. The company makes dog beds designed for each and both make your dog feel at home. Their beds for the home come in all colors and easy to clean material, for all size dogs.
Their dog car beds are perfect for long trips. Your restless dog will have its own place to sit and relax and you can put its favorite play toys there to keep it even calmer. Bowsers also offers a car booster seat that allows small dogs to see out of the window while you drive.
Train Your Dog
Dogs do not always know when they are doing behaviors or actions that they should not be doing. So a responsible owner takes the time to train a dog to understand and modify their behavior. This could entail sending the dog to a good training school where professionals can quickly remove bad habits and instill some good ones.
It can also mean that the owner takes on the job of doing the training. For many behaviors, training does not need to be formal only consistently reinforced until the dog understands the desired behavior. The key though if you intend to do the training is that time and patience are required. Your dog wants to please you, but sometimes it takes time before they fully understand how. Remember, the best way to train a dog is with love, patience and compassion.
Get Your Dog Vaccinated
When you purchase a dog from a pet store or rescue a dog from an animal shelter they legally have to be up to date on any required vaccines and they must provide you with the paperwork confirming this. You should question the place providing you the dog to make sure of the additional vaccines required and when they are due.
If you get the dog from a friend whose dog had puppies there is a good chance that the dog may not have any vaccinations. In this case, you need to take the dog to a vet and let the vet advise you on what shots your type of dog needs to be in compliance with the laws. Getting the right vaccinations keeps your dog, your family and other dogs safe. And once it is done, there is a permanent record that other vets can access when treating your dog.
Having a dog is a pleasure that many people enjoy. Treat your dog well and make sure to get it two dog beds.