Pets Happy Family
Your dog or puppy should fit into your home and be comfortable with all members of the family and any other pets that you may have.
Taking Care of Pets:
Most dogs and puppies react in a very friendly and protective way when they see a new baby in the house. But you have to take some precautions to keep both the baby and the pets safe.
Train it to be calm around the new baby. Do not allow your pet to play around the baby’s cot. Your pet should be kept out of the baby’s room. When a new baby joins the family it is more important than ever that the dog or puppy is kept in good health.
Make sure you de-flea them regularly and keep them up to date at the vet’s.
*Never leave your dog or puppy alone with babies and young children.
Your dog or puppy can live peacefully with another pet in the house if trained to do so. In the beginning, you must watch and supervise them when they are together.
Remember that both dogs and cats are predators by nature and might not naturally get along. Slowly introduce your dog or puppy to your other pets and they should get used to each other.
*It is important to know what breeds of dogs and puppies live well with other pets before you buy.
Dogs and cats should have separate places to sleep. They should be fed separately and at different times. But most importantly, you will have to give each pet enough attention so that none feels neglected because of another.
*In some cases you may have to use a cage or a pen to protect smaller pets.
When you bring your new dog or puppy home, stroke it and existing pets separately, but without washing your hands in between so that their scents are exchanged. This is a good way for them to get used to each other.
Made For Each Other:
A dog is a very loyal animal. Your dog or puppy can help you and your family in various ways.
A Friend in Need:
Most breeds of dogs can be trained to become assistance dogs, also called guide dogs. They help and protect people with disabilities. They can help someone who cannot see to cross busy streets, use public transport, and even find the way back home.
Dogs can also be trained to recognize the sound of doorbells, phones, alarms, or even the cry of a baby. Then they alert the person who cannot hear. But dogs need professional training to become assistance dogs, search dogs, or police dogs.
Searching High and Low:
Search dogs are used by the police to sniff for dangerous materials and by the fire service to find people trapped inside collapsed buildings or mines, or buried under snow.
They are specially trained to carry first aid to the trapped person and to stay with them, if necessary until help arrives. Shepherds have also used dogs for centuries to round up sheep.
*Search dogs are considered to be the most highly trained canines in the world.
Some dogs are trained to sniff out drugs, explosives, and even criminals! These dogs are trained to recognize a particular scent over time and then their sensitive noses are used to seek it out in the real world.
They are used by police and security agencies all around the world to tackle crime.
*German Shepherds make good watchdogs as well as sniffer dogs.
Some dogs are specially trained to help in the recovery of patients. These dogs are kept by hospitals and help to cheer up a person during the period of recovery.
If the patient has a dog at home, it can also be trained to help the patient recover.