Playing with your dog on a regular basis builds good understanding, respect, and communication between you and your pet. Dogs love to play and especially so, with their owner.
A Natural Appetite Stimulant for Dogs will take up a lot of your time and energy with play, exercise, grooming and feeding. Almost every dog is social and wants to spend time with its master.
Some people find that their dogs will only eat raw foods in their latter years and this is fine as long as he is getting the vitamins he needs. This diet is called the BARF diet (bones and raw food diet) and more and more people are turning to this diet to please their dogs waning appetite. Not only do they eat raw meats and bones but vegetables too, usually pureed making it easier for the older dog to chew. This diet is full of nutrients so added vitamins may not be necessary. Again, check with your vet first.
Do some research. Each dog food company almost always has a supporting website. In some cases dog food websites can be chalked full of valuable info. The key is to look for common sense information, not a slick marketing pitch.
The “Sit” command is probably the easiest and most useful, as it potentially stops the dog’s actions at any moment. To begin training for this command, hold a treat in your hand and bring your hand over the dog’s head with a command of “Sit.” When looking up, the dog has a tendency to naturally sit. If he does, give him the treat with praise. If not, gently push the dog’s back end down while gently pulling his collar up while repeating the command of “Sit.” Any time the dog sits, with or without your help, give him the treat and praise him profusely. Repeat this command several times and save additional training for the next day. Continue to practice until your dog responds to the command without your help. Your Dog Appetite should begin responding to the “Sit” command in several days.
But is this normal? Don’t all dogs want to play with other dogs? Shouldn’t I socialize him so he gets used to it? I get asked these questions all the time. The truth is, there are far more dogs who do not enjoy off-leash play, than there are those who love it.
These three commands are fairly easy to train and have the versatility to cover many situations. Used and trained correctly, they may be all you really need to make your best friend a part of the family and keep him safer to enjoy for a lifetime.