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8 steps on how to take care of your four-leg best friend

Taking care of your dog can seem especially hard if this is your first time as a pet owner. However, having a reliable source will always help. Therefore, COLLAROID will provide useful tips to succeed.

In this article we will be touching upon spending your first days with your new friend, training, making it feel part of a family and pointing out essentials that will make your dog feel safe, happy and most importantly healthy.

Here are the essentials:

Step 1

The first days for your dog or any other pet are very important. This is when you build trust and make a connection. So, try to be caring, gentle and careful not to create fear. This also covers the first shower. If you are bringing your pet to a bathtub, putting a towel or small mat on the floor or directly in a bathtub would be a good idea. This will assure your pet will not slip and will feel safe. Try to gently apply shampoo and rinse with warm water. These experiences will definitely play a crucial role in building reliable relationships with your pet. Show some love and care.

Step 2

Medical care including regular checks and vaccinations are necessary. This will help to monitor overall health conditions of your pet.

Step 3

Feed your pet with a healthy balanced diet food. Do not go for the biggest brands, as the food has perhaps travelled for a long time around the world, and this will not be as fresh as it used to be. Try to find local producer so that you are sure that the food is fresh and is not older than 1 year. While you cannot stop a healthy dog from normal shedding, you can reduce the amount of hair in your home by choosing balanced diet food which consists of salmon or duck. This will definitely make a difference.

Step 4

Treat your pet. This does not only include snacks that the dog would chew, but also giving toys to play with. Nowadays, there are plenty of toys in the market. Personally, I love Smart Activity Flip Boards or Puzzles to get the treats out of it. You can find different levels depending on the age of a pet. You will see how busy it will keep them and how happy they get when finding treats.

Step 5

Make sure there is always fresh water in a bowl. The purpose of water is to carry and move important nutrients into and out of the cells of the body. It aids in the digestion of food and helps the body to absorb the nutrients. Just as for humans.

Step 6

Exercise is an essential activity for dogs. If you do outdoor sports, let your dog come with you. Go for running, or simply play during your free time. Regular exercise will help to keep them moving and, therefore, will prolong healthy life.

Step 7

Training is another important step. Go for a walk, hold a treat in front of your puppy’s nose. Move your hand up so that it follows the treat until it sits. Once it sits, say “sit” and give the treat, and praise. This way puppy will know it succeeded. Give it a try for few times, so the puppy remembers it in the future. For better training while walking, you can get Collaroid Harnesses made of high quality fabric, which will serve you for a long time while keeping your puppy safe and protected.

Step 8

Stay stylish. Collaroid offers a wide range of pet accessories including collars, harnesses, soft toys and car seat hammocks. If you wish to keep your car clean, then our brand new car seat hammocks will serve a purpose. The fabric is waterproof; therefore, there is no way the seats of the car will get dirty.

The mentioned steps above may serve you as a guide when taking care of your pet.

Tell us your tips on how you take care of your pet. Let’s share our experiences and learn.

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