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What Makes a Great Dog Owner

You profess your love for your pet, but are you truly a great pet owner? Here are some things that make good people into great dog owners. But don’t take our word for it—ask your dog how you’re doing, too!

Great dog owners:

Spay and neuter their pets

Neutered/spayed dogs typically live longer, healthier lives, are easier to focus and train, and will not birth unwanted pups.

Clean up after their dogs

Picking up and properly disposing of any feces their dog leaves behind is best for the community, other dogs, our water, and the wildlife.

Watch the temperature

Great dog owners never leave their dog out in the heat or extreme cold for longer than a few minutes. They keep an eye on the temperature and never leave their dog in a hot or cold car, even for a few minutes.

Ensure their dog has proper identification

A dog with a great owner never leaves the house without its collar and tags. A lost dog without ID is at risk of ending up in a shelter, or worse! A tag can bring them home quickly if they are found locally, and a microchip can still bring them home even if their collar gets removed, or they wander further afield.

Don’t just be a ‘good’ dog owner, be a GREAT one by making sure you follow these tips with your dog.

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