Are you a dog person? You prefer dogs to cats? Well, there’s always something you should know about a pet you are going to bring home. In one of my previous articles, I told you about some of the basic things that you should know about your cat, especially the things that your cat wants you to know about it. In this article, such things would be discussed about a dog. What a dog wants, what does it want to speak but is unable to do so.
When you bring home a dog, you must usually know a few things about how to take proper care about them, how to train them, how to be responsible for their mischievous acts. They would do little pranks as they are not able to recognize whether they are pranks or something serious, but we usually lose our patience and use violence against them. That would be of no use. Use proper measures of training to train your dog. A few things that your dog tries to tell you are listed below.
1. I will be a little loose on your pocket
Agree or not, pets do cost you a little. Firstly, buying them is an affair, then paying regular visits to your vet, buying dog’s vaccinations and medicines, buying food for them, and extra boarding charges when you are on a vacation. Your dog might not tell you this, but you will have to understand that you have to create a full budget before bringing a pet to your home. It is just like raising a kid, which would need a lot of attention too.
2. Attend me from time to time
Don’t even think of leaving a pet out in the open, in the company of itself for too long. It will start barking like a mad dog. You will have to go and check on it every couple hours. Also, you would have to take him out for a walk every now and then, so that the dog could have an outing, and more importantly, so that it could do its sanitation work.
3. Don’t forget my medication
This applies especially to little pups. They need to pay a visit to the vet regularly. Proper vaccinations and medications need to be carry out, or the dog would fall ill very quickly. After the first few years, when the dog grows up, the visits and medications would decrease.
4. Scold me when the time is right
It is really important that if your dog performs some sort of wrong action, that you disagree upon, you will have to scold it right away. Remember, the scolding must be in a sharp voice, as it is not a human, so can’t understand what you are saying. Dog responds to the tone, so while scolding, use your sharp voice for saying words like “No!” or “Don’t”, and remember doing it as soon as the dog has done something absurd. Don’t wait for some later point of time.
5. I eat a lot
The diet of a pup is often miscalculated by its size. But in spite of its size, dog, at any stage of its life, has a decent diet. If you feed it anything, it would just consume it after smelling it. It would run after food, even if it had its diet just at that moment. It is our responsibility to keep its diet as per the diet plan. Over eating would just make the dog, fat and
6. You have everything, I just have you
Dog’s are said to be the most loyal beings for some reason. They give up everything for their owner. Unlike cats, they totally develop a dependance on their owner, and protect their owner from anything. Once the attachment is created, it cannot be broken. The extra love that the dog shows to its owner is for the same reason. It loves the owner more than itself, so if a wrong deed is done by the dog, it is for you only. Don’t punish it in a bad manner, try scolding it, try making it understand. Always remember, all that your dog has is you. That is the reason, your dog cries or keeps itself from eating anything, when you have gone away.
7. I won’t live for long
Although no one knows whether they are going to live tomorrow or not, but the average life expectancy of a dog is 13 years. So if you are bringing in a dog of about 2 years of age, it has on an average, 11 more years of its life left. So spend as much time as you could with the dog. Make it feel as a member of your family, your life. After all, you are its only family, relatives, friends, everything.
At the end, I would like to say that treat your dog not as an animal, but as a human being, a part and parcel of your life. Treat it as a member of your family, and most important thing, don’t treat the dog as an “it”, but as a “him/her”, although I have used “it” in the article.