Ultimate Doggie Buying Check List For First-Time Dog Buyers

...  but he can’t certainly make a nice meal. Buying a dog means responsibility: you have to keep your dog in good condition. Having said so, you shouldn’t be discouraged in getting a dog as they are worthy of your attention and time. When you first buy a dog, dog flea treatment should be high on your list of purchases. You do not want to bring home a dog with fleas. Worm medicine and other vaccinations should also be given to the dog before you even bring him or her home with you. Healthy dogs live longer, have happier lives, and even cost less to own. Next, you’ll want to make sure you have a leash or a fenced in yard. However, you won’t be able to have a fenced yard if you live in a big city apartment. Dogs need exercise, fresh air, and a toilet to use. You’ll find that the great outdoors serves all three of these purposes quite nicely. The leash you buy should be sturdy enough to hold your dog even if he decides to pull. While we want to make ...

Getting Set for Labrador Training

...  attached to his family and loves to spend time engaging in activities with family members. Separation anxiety can be an issue as a result and these animals can destroy things if left alone too long. When paid attention to, these dogs are very dependable and good natured. They will work to please their owners and interact great with children and other animals. Labrador training is essential though to get a dog that your family loves as much as he loves you. Labrador Retrievers are generally healthy dogs, but do have a few problems commonly seen with the breed. Elbow and hip dysplasia can be a problem as well as blindness. Labs are susceptible to Progressive Retinal Atrophy and will also need to be checked for cataracts as they age. The biggest problem often seen with these dogs though is weight issues. Exercise is essential and your dog must be exercised on a regular basis. Along with a proper diet,exercise will prevent your dog from becoming overweight. This is just as important ...