Dog Owner Tips
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Dog Owner Tips

I've decided to include some tips for first time dog owners as well as those that had dogs for years, both pertaining both to the Australian Shepherd dog and other breeds.  I've found in most things in life, that some things that many of us consider the be 'givens' in life just aren't.  By sharing some of these tips maybe I can spare some of you some pain that I and others have experienced.
bulletDon't leave a young pup loose and unattended with a collar on - he can get it hung on something, panic and strangle himself
bulletMake sure that your dog is secured when you start to move your vehicle (car, truck, tractor) - most aren't afraid of the vehicle and they see you in it so they don't think it could possibly hurt them
bulletDon't let your dog (any age) ride in the back of a pick up truck without a tether - Jumping out of a moving vehicle at any speed is certain disaster.  Don't think it won't happen to you.  Make sure the tether is centered in the vehicle and the leash that you attach to this spot will not give the dog enough room to jump off the truck and hang himself.  Get the dog used to this at your house over a period of time - don't just tie the dog in the truck and take off on a joy ride
bulletGet your dog used to a crate kennel; you never know when you may need to have him crated or board him.  This will save him/her from a lot on anxiety stress later down the road.  Not to mention - many hotels/motels will only allow pets to stay in their rooms if they are created.  Crates in the back of your vehicle are an excellently safe way to transport a dog
bulletIf your dog rides in the vehicle with you, invest in a doggy seat belt.  Dogs hit the windshield at the same velocity and impact as we do.  Put them in the back seat for even more added protection or use a crate that has the seat belt hook.

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