Friday tip of the day – Dog outdoor tips

August 10, 2012 at 5:02 am Leave a comment

Here are some outdoor tips that readers sent into The Dog Breed Info Center site.  This site is designed to find the perfect dog to fit your lifestyle.

1.  Using metal water dishes outside in winter may be a risk, because your pet’s tongue could stick to the frozen metal. In the summer, metal bowls can get very hot and burn your dog.

2.  If your dog runs away from you and you finally catch up to it, no matter how angry you are at the dog, do not yell or hit it or your dog will never come to you when called for fear of being punished.

3.  Do not leave your dog unattended on a choke chain. The chain could get caught and strangle the dog.


4.  Do not leave your dog in the car unattended on hot days. Even with the windows open, temperatures in cars WILL reach deadly levels. It only takes five minutes! If you see a dog locked in a very hot car do something to try to help it before it’s too late.

5.  Do not make your dog walk on extremely hot or cold asphalt, cement, etc. The pads of their paws are not made out of steel. If it is too hot for you to walk barefoot, then chances are that it is too hot for your dog also.

6. To keep your dog busy, buy toys with little holes in them (such as a Kong), put both big and small pieces of kibble in the toy and give it to your dog. This will keep him busy for quite a while, presuming he has a few small ones that he gets out quickly. You can also wedge dog biscuits in the holes with a smear of peanut butter.

7.  I have a dog that used to love to dig. When I’d fill the hole and re-seed, he’d just dig it up again. One day I was watching him wander around the yard, and I noticed he took extra care not to step in his droppings. So, the next time I filled up a hole, I buried a little dung at the bottom and left some dung on top. He avoided the freshly seeded grass.

9. Dog urination burns your lawn? Try giving them some tomato juice every day (either in a bowl or on their food) and it should solve the problem.

If you want to check out the Dog Breed Info Center, click on www.dogbreedinfocenter.com

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