Who doesn’t like to have a sweet pet that obeys and loves its owner? Such an animal is soon considered a new family member of the house. But the only thing it demands separately is some extra care for the love and respect it gives in return. So, as a dutiful owner, one must always try his best to give their pet a happy and healthy life. There are many ways to do so.
So, here are 20 such tips to be a good pet owner.
1. Hygenic Environment
We all prefer to live in a tidy and clean environment. Similarly, pets and animals too must be kept in a hygienic condition. This will reduce the chances of them falling into diseases. So, we must make sure to maintain their place by cleaning the excreta waste, and by providing regular baths.
2. Proper Diet
To keep your pet fit as a fiddle make sure to provide a regular and nutritious meal to them. This will provide them the energy to play and remain active for the day. After all, he is also assigned to protect you so he needs to be active and healthy!
3. Proper Vaccinations
Dogs and other animals are prone to many dangerous diseases that can make you visit the veterinary repeatedly. So, to prevent this, complete all the vaccinations and consult a well-known vet to keep track of your pet’s health.
4. Spend More Time
Your pet is now a new member of the house. So, to make him feel comfortable and to build his trust in you, spend more time with him just like you do with other family members. This will make him feel good and you both will know more about each other.
5. Socialize Them
Introduce your pet to the family, friends, and close relatives. This will allow him to memorize who they are. Also, if possible, make him meet other neighbourhood pets. This will deliver a positive impact on its behaviour.
6. Allot Some Time To Adjust
If the pet is new to the house and family, don’t expect him to behave and obey you from day one. Every Organism needs some time to adapt to new surroundings. So, give him a few days to adjust and then introduce and start to train him.
7. Know More
A good pet-owner relationship is like any other family relationship where both happily adjust a little to cope with each other. So, try to adjust and learn about some common habits of your pet. In return, train and make them learn what you expect them to do.
8. Train Them
Training a pet takes time as there is no common language to communicate in. Also, it is important as this allows your pet to show its full potential. Make them learn to do as commanded starting from the basics like ‘hello’, ‘sit’ or ‘stand’.
9. No Violence
Violence and abuse are really bad ideas when it comes to pets and animals. This will not make them do what you want and instead, they could fall into depression or attack you out of rage! In short, animals too have feelings and you should try to teach them with love instead of violence.
To increase life expectancy and to give your pet a healthy life, you must be strict with their diets, exercise, and training. Your pet doesn’t know what is harmful or beneficial for him. So, make sure that it doesn’t play among other infected animals or it doesn’t eat anything lying outside.
11. Play With Them
Once your pet starts to know you better, it is advisable to play with them whatever they like (With a ball or other preferred toy). This will create a strong bond between both of you and he will act more obediently.
12. Keep Them Hydrated
Water is essential for every Organism. We drink water to survive and to make sure our body remains hydrated and healthy. The same is with your pet and it is a duty to make sure that they have a proper and regular intake of water which is a basic necessity.
13. Deal With The Problem
Every animal has feelings like us humans. The same is for pets. There will be times when you will notice them being excited and happy. But we shouldn’t ignore the fact that the same pet, at some point, will be angry or depressed too. At such a moment act wisely, find and solve the cause behind this to make them feel better.
14. Provide Toys
There are a lot of toys available for different pet animals in the market. These toys help to build a sharper mind and better mental health. So, provide such toys and riddles to them and watch them having fun.
15. Prepare For The Wrongs
Well, pets can get a little mischievous too. So, it is better to keep all your important personal belongings in a safer place. Many times, people report how their pet just tore the important file into pieces and how they just chewed off a part of their shoe. So, to prevent any of these, prepare in advance.
16. Proper Plannings
With a pet comes responsibility. So, plan a proper schedule for your dog which should include organized dates for vaccination, bathing, and repurchasing the food. This will help you to balance out the activities to be done without creating chaos.
17. Daily Walks
Training and exercising are not the same. The first one makes your pet obedient but exercising is a must for the good health of your pet (especially if it’s a dog or a cat). So, take them for a daily walk and allow them to spend some time in an open field or ground.
18. Establish ‘Rules Of Home’
Teach your pet what you don’t want them to do. Like, tell them not to enter the kitchen or not to climb on your bed. This will help in creating a better understanding between the pet and the family.
19. Provide Love And Affection
Although we can’t get in a conversation with them just by talking, they understand the language of love very well. So, show kindness and love towards your pet and you will get the same with some obedience and security as a bonus!
20. Don’t Pet For Show Off
Lastly, no one should ever pet an animal just to show off its coast or its exclusive breed. If anyone uses his pet just to build an image or to impress others, he will not be able to give the love and affection. In that case, petting will be of no use.
Pets demand a lot of attention and care. Along with some expenses on food and vaccine. So, if you feel like you can handle all of these points without any problem and can give the love and affection they need, consider the proper plan and after the pet enters your world, fulfil your duty with honesty and love.