As a pet owner, it is up to you to ensure that your pet is both healthy and happy. Even then, there are other responsibilities that need your attention and this makes it impossible to spend the whole day caring for your pet. Here are tips to ensure that your dog is both healthy and safe even when you are away from home.

Use dog safety precautions. At times, your dog may run away from home and even get lost without your knowledge. Some of the ways to ensure the safety of your dog in such cases is by using dog tags and other dog identifications. The dog identification should contain among other things; your names, your address and even telephone number. This will make it easy for whomever, gets the dog to return your dog to your home or even contact you to collect it on your own.

What we keep telling our visitors is to train your dog to make distinction between right and wrong. For example, if your dog has biting problems, you can encourage it to stop biting by use of reward and punishment method. That is, if the dog bites on household items, punishing it will make it understand that it is wrong to repeat the habit whereas rewarding it say with a bite of its favorite dog biscuit will encourage it to continue. By training the dog, you will be encouraging the dog to keep off from various habits which can be dangerous for the dog especially when you are away from home.

It is also important to keep your home environment healthy and safe for your dog to live in. Some of the ways to do this is by, building a good and comfortable dog house for the dog shelter. Occasional cleaning of the dog house will ensure that the dog remains safe and well protected against various dog diseases.