4. Leaving the dog chained up for a long period
You can tie up your dog if needed, but only for a short period. You shouldn’t do this for very long, because chaining is really bad for a dog’s physical and psychological well-being. It might get tangled and injure its neck, it can get overheated from too much sun exposure, and it can also become anxious or depressed.
5. Skipping veterinary visits
Vets might be expensive, but they can save your pet’s life. Taking your dog to the vet regularly is important for its growth and development. You know your furry friend better than anyone, so if something doesn’t seem right, don’t try to diagnose it at home, take it to the veterinarian for a checkup.
6. Petting your dog from above
Petting the head of a dog from above might not be such a good idea. The animal could be scared and perceive this gesture as “threatening,” because it can’t see your hand. Instead, reach from the side, so the dog can see what you’re doing, get comfortable, and enjoy the petting.
7. Leaving your dog alone in the car
One of the worst things you can do is leave your dog unattended in the car. On a warm day, your car becomes an oven and in a matter of minutes your pet can die from heatstroke or suffocation. Although you enjoy their lovely company, it’s better to leave your dog at home on hot days.