New Dog Owner Guide
Despite old preconceptions, a lot of human food can be given to your dog including many fruits and vegetables. Some of the foods your dog should not eat include:
- Spicy foods (like chili peppers and jalapenos)
- Baby food
- Candy and gum
- Grapes and Raisins
- Peaches and Plums
The majority of fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats you eat on any given day are most likely healthy and of good quality for your (e.g. carrots, boiled potatoes, cooked beef (no seasonings),etc).
Full and Long-Coated Breeds: About once every month
Standard Coats: About once every two months
Barking usually signals another dog or individual. Your dog may be saying “hello”, “watch out”, “this is mine”, or a variety of other things. Using your dog’s body language you can tell whether your dog is barking because they feel elated or nervous.
Sometimes dogs bark excessively due to separation anxiety or other neurotic behaviors. By teaching your dog “shhh” or “quiet” you should be able to stop the barking from being excessive.
Growling is typically a defense signal or a threat towards another being that says “stay back”. Sometimes dogs are pet in places where it hurts or when their ears are tugged.