Do you have a dog that likes to misbehave? Do you have a dog who likes to tear up your furniture? Perhaps it is time that your dog learns how to behave the right way. The following advice contains some excellent tips on raising a well behaved dog.

It can cost a lot to take care of a dog. Dogs need good food, medical care and other supplies. This can add up to $500-$1000 a year. You should also look into purchasing a good pet health insurance policy to avoid high medical bills.

You may know that chocolate is dangerous for dogs, but you may not know the specifics. Chocolate is dangerous because of the stimulants caffeine and theobromine. Baking chocolate is the most dangerous, with a high amount of stimulants. White chocolate contains the least amount of stimulants. Take you dog to vet if he ingests chocolate.

If you have medication for you or a family member, be certain your dog cannot reach it. If the dog gets near the pills, then just a few of them could do serious harm and result in a trip to emergency room. If you find that your dog has eaten any medication, you should call a vet as soon as possible.

If your dog has fleas, and they fall off his coat onto your floor, vacuum them up. However, remember that fleas are pretty good escape artists, so you need to throw out the bag immediately after you are finished. To be on the safe side, tape the bag completely shut before you take it out to your trash can.

If your dog has to stay outside during cold weather, give him a dog house. Remember that dogs exposed to cold and damp or excessive heat are far more likely to become ill. Keep your dog safe from precipitation and winds by providing him with a place that is spacious, with a dry floor.

If you are thinking about adopting a dog, try taking a couple of weeks off work so you can spend some time with your puppy and teach it a few good habits. Training your puppy and helping it get used to its new environment will be much easier if you are home.

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If your dog has fleas, and they fall off his coat onto your floor, vacuum them up. However, remember that fleas are pretty good escape artists, so you need to throw out the bag immediately after you are finished. To be on the safe side, tape the bag completely shut before you take it out to your trash can.

Make time for your dog. You are probably aware that your dog always has time for you, so it’s time to return the favor. You might take the dog out for some exercise, or you might just set some time aside to rub his belly. Remember to spend a bit of special time with your dog, and he’ll appreciate it.

Dog behaviors will now improve. It is best to make sure your dog is both healthy and happy. You have to be the one who guides your dog. Use what you’ve learned and show your dog how to behave.