There is a long list of accessories for dog owners. Most of these are must-haves, while other accessories may be needed later. The checklist for new pet owners is made up of accessories that should be bought before the arrival of the newest addition to the household. These doggie accessories must already be prepared and placed properly to prepare for the ‘big day’.
Pet owners often try to get the best accessories for their fur babies. If you do not have any idea what you need for your pet, you will be overwhelmed by the choices out there. When choosing accessories, always consider the quality of the product, as well as your pet’s comfort and safety.
There are several ways to train a dog to not run away. Each shares the same principle of positive reinforcement. The methods differ in the environments by which training was done. For example, you can take your dog out to the backyard to play. When he starts to run away from you, call out his name, and give him the ‘come’ command. If he comes, be quick to offer him lots of praise and his favorite treat. Be sure to repeat this process in the middle and before ending your play session. You can also do this during leash walks by backing away from your pet for about 2-3 feet and calling him to you. Each desired behavior should be quickly reinforced to ensure consistency.
A checklist for first-time dog owners should include the following:
Most of a dog owner’s budget goes to buying pet food. Other costs include equipment, supplements, treats, and pet accessories (harness, leash, collars).