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Dogs are not toys

A dog is a living animal and requires all the love and care that you would give to a child. When you take on a dog there is a responsibility that goes with it. Dogs do not look after themselves.

They may be expensive. There is a range of costs that they can incur: feeding, vet bills, regular inoculations, general health and any accidents/illnesses that might befall your dog. They also need someone to stay with them when you are away and you may have to pay for this.

They need time: walking (don't expect dogs to take themselves for a walk), training so that you can control them, grooming, and cleaning up after them!

They need company so it is important that you are able to spend time with them during the day. Dogs are pack animals and they look to you to be the leader of the pack. If you do not give them enough attention (walking, training, grooming, feeding) they may try to take over as pack leader and become aggressive and uncontrollable.
Removing Ticks

Dog Owners Guide

Senior Dogs Caring for an Older Dog at The Senior Dogs Project

Pet Place Keeping Your Dog Healthy

Treating Inter-Dog Fear Aggression

Understanding Your Dog

Neutering - The Facts

How to Handle Separation Anxiety

More about Separation Anxiety

Building Confidence in a Dog

Pet Behavior Resources

Territory Marking in the House and Neutering

Demodex Mange in Dogs

What you can do if you are allergic to dogs

What You Should Know About the Border Collie

Grooming Your Old English Sheepdog

Small Animal Care


Page updated: February 22nd, 2006
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