Identifying your Dog
If your dog is lost, how does some one return him to you?
If your dog is wearing a collar with a tag, the person who finds it can call you.
If your dog is microchipped, a bylaw officer can scan it and then call to notify that your dog has been found.
Otherwise your dog might sit in a kennel at the dog impound, waiting for you, and what if you don't know it is there? Your dog MIGHT get lucky and get rehomed, or unfortunately some over filled shelters put many stray dogs down.
Altering your Dog
Spay or Neuter
Unless you are a professional purebred breeder we always recommend to spay or neuter your pet. Doing this prevents unwanted puppies, and can lead to a calmer dog.
Cropping Ears or Tail Docking
Unless your veterinarian recommends this for medical reasons, we don't recommend either of these procedures.
Is your dog showing signs of aggression?
Is your dog pulling when you're trying to walk?
Is your dog eating your shoes or furniture?
Spending time training your dog can stop a lot of behavioral issues.
1. Sign up for obedience training
2. Hire a trainer to teach both you and your dog
3. Go on line - there are many sites with tips and suggestions
The more time that you spend with your dog, training your dog, the closer the bond between the two of you will be.