- Ensure your dog has a consistent and adequate daily exercise routine – This will be different for every dog based on age and possible breed mix. Different dogs require different levels of exercise and activities. Dogs that are not properly stimulated will display a variety of bad habits out of frustration. Working breed mixes will require the most vigorous training and exercise regimens.
- Seek out a professional training schedule – Whether you have raised 1 dog or 10 (or NONE) – it is always beneficial to work with a professional. This keeps learning consistent (especially for families) and helps to keep families more involved and motivated and committed to the training investment. Dogs enrolled in classes tend to be more engaged and compelled to learn when working outside of the home. Training is essential to bonding as well as the continued success and understanding of expectations and boundaries. Dogs and owners gained added confidences from
- Invest in your dog’s health and wellness – Get to know your veterinary professional. Ask questions and research available options for your dog’s overall health and wellbeing. Discuss with a professional, the best approach to your new pet’s diet, medications and continuing health routine. A veterinarian you can count on to stay up to date with animal health, and trust with your personal pet’s needs is peace of mind to any pet owner.
Investing heavily in training and diet/health are the two best investments you can make for your new companion. Dogs are not impressed by fancy bowls, collars beds etc. – spend your savings where it counts! For Saving Grace’s recommendation sheet for all of your pets needs click here