Basic Rules For Dog Owners

  • Before you start looking for a dog, you should be aware of the costs involved in regular care for your furry friend (i.e. annual license fee, proper veterinary care, cost of good quality food for your dog, boarding cost when you are away, regular grooming cost etc.).
  • Make yourself familiar with your local community dog laws and be ready to obey them.
  • Keep in mind that dog need lots of attention and love, just like we all do.
  • Before you make any commitment, do careful research and buy or adopt a breed that fits yours or your family lifestyle.
  • Make sure that your dog has a collar and a tag with your name and address on it or make arrangements for microchip implantation.
  • Your dog should never be left outside unattended.
  • Find a good veterinarian, do some research before you choose, same like you would when looking for your family doctor.
  • All dogs need to be vaccinated once a year. 
  • Never try to feed your dogs with medications unless there is real need for it and that is recommended by your veterinarian.
  • Make sure your dog learns from day one that the humans in the family are in charge of his destiny. Never leave dog's bowl on the floor for leisure dining. You or other family members in charge should feed him every meal. Pick up the dish in 15 to 20 minutes whether it’s empty or not.
  • For proper exercise, dogs need to be walked at least twice a day. 
  • Socialize your dog and teach your dog to accept the attentions of strangers on your command and supervise all contacts with the strangers.
  • Supervise all contact between your dog and the children. Teach your children how to behave, care and love the dog and prevent rough play, squeezing, or grabbing of dog's body parts.
  • When you are not at home, make sure your pet is in safe room or crate.
  • Keep in mind that chewing through some household items (i.e. electrical cord, household chemicals) can seriously harm or even kill your pet. Try to keep dangerous chewable items and chewable valuables out of reach.
  • Make sure your dog always has a fresh water (not water from your toilet, so put that lid down or close the door). 
  • Always make sure your trash can and all other hazardous items are somewhere safe.
  • Be prepared for grooming or grooming cost. Most of the grooming is usually done at home and some dogs need more grooming than others, but either way all dogs need to be trained to accept the grooming without problem. 
  • When buying a presents for your family and friends, don't forget your furry friends. They need gifts too. Best of all, you don't have to worry about returns, budget or even complaints.
  • Make sure you always scoop that poop.