Sure, you and your dog are perfect housemates. You give Fido food, and the pooch gives you snuggles. Sounds like it all works out. But are you and your pup good neighbors? If you’re not sure if the folks on your block would say yes, then check out this list and see if you do […]
Sure, you and your dog are perfect housemates. You give Fido food, and the pooch gives you snuggles. Sounds like it all works out. But are you and your pup good neighbors? If you’re not sure the folks on your block will say yes, then check out this list and see if you do these things.
Never ever leave your dog poop just lying around, like little smelly minefields waiting to find shoe victims. Not only is it bad for the environment, but not cleaning up after your dog is not a very neighborly thing to do. It will definitely get you on your neighbor’s naughty list.
You’re bound to pass some people on your walk who love your dog and want to say hi. But not everyone does, though we don’t understand why. Teach your dog not to bark, growl, jump on, or hump passersby. Consider an obedience school. A little training goes a long way.
For the love of dog, don’t let your canine roam the neighborhood. Also, if you use a retractable leash, don’t let your dog get too far from you. It will be harder to properly supervise if Fido isn’t nearby.
There could be a lot of reasons why your dog barks all day, but none of them are going to please your neighborhood when they have to listen to it. Assess the situation and act accordingly.
If you have a high-energy dog, you might need to take longer walks or hire someone to walk the dog walk you’re away. Also, if your pooch has separation anxiety, talk to your vet and trainer about the best way to handle the situation. Consider a doggy daycare.
When you make an introduction, you’ll be able to find out how your neighbor feels about dogs and if they have any concerns. And should your dog ever escape, you’ll have another set of eyes in the neighborhood. Assure your neighbor they can come to you at any time with concerns.
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