Dog Umbrella And Other Fun Accessories For Your First Canine Friend
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As a child you always wished for a pet who would give you company and with whom you could cuddle, share your happiness with and confide in. You always saw yourself owning a pet some day and so gathered all the information possible on handling and taking care of one. However, knowing how to deal with a pet is different from actually having one. Now that you have finally fulfilled your childhood dream and are a proud pet owner, there are few things you must ensure to become a lovable parent to an equally charming canine. Here are some useful tips for all first time pet owners.

Tour the Surrounding

It is extremely important for the pet to get accustomed to its new surroundings. You need to make your pet feel safe and secure in new company and its new neighborhood. Dogs have a tendency to smell every new object they come across. So give your pup ample time to sniff at and familiarize itself with its surroundings. For the same reason, it is imperative that you make sure all amenities and supplies harmful to your pet’s health are kept sufficiently out of reach.

Don’t Wait for the Vet

Once you bring a pet for company, remember to get in touch with a vet. He will be the best person to guide you on everything that needs to be done to ensure your pet’s health. Maintain a good rapport with him/her to get the best advice possible regarding your pet’s diet, exercise and vaccination plan. This will help your pet grow stronger and smarter.

Set a Meal Time

Fix a time for your dog to have meal. Conditioning it to prepare itself for the meal is important. This helps your pet avoid eating at unscheduled times and ensures it has a full meal at the prescheduled hour. You can take a cue or two from Ivan Pavlov’s well known conditional learning theory for this. Just as the famous psychologist used a bell and meal bowl to condition a dog to eat at a specific time, you can use dog accessories like a meal bowl and mattress to condition the dog for its meal.

Training is Important

It is essential that your dog knows where it is allowed to sit, eat and sleep and it is vital to train it for this reason. Your pup might take some time to adjust to its new home and daily habits. However, in the long run, this will be beneficial for it. You can also hire an efficient dog trainer to train your new pet and share some important exercise drills with you. Bring home some pet toys to indulge your dog for some playtime treats and extra physical activity.

Apparel and Clothing Accessories

Buy some interesting clothes for your dog to let the world know how special it is to you and ensure that the clothes you purchase are season appropriate. Seasonal apparel and accessories like sweaters and dog umbrellas are very useful and protects your pet from the elements.

Illustrated above are some of the essentials you need to know of and provide for your new pet. The more time you spend with your pet, the better you will understand it. As they say, experience is the best teacher!


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