With a study that shows dogs as being the most common household pet in Australia, it comes as no shock that some people let their pups live indoors. However, it's important to keep in mind that common household items can mask as hidden dangers for your dog. So, whether you have a dachshund who heads straight for the kitchen, or a golden retriever who loves your living room, it's always a good idea to puppy proof your home.
Most dogs are playful and active; they simply can’t help but chase after pretty much anything that moves, be it a small insect, a bus, or another dog. These chases, however, sometimes take them through tall grass, and they tend to get attacked by ticks as much as humans do, if not even more frequently.
You’re eating a meal and your dog starts acting up. Whining in a high-pitched voice and with wide eyes. At first, you think the begging is cute, but the behavior quickly becomes unpleasant. You can’t eat at a table or snack during a movie without your dog hounding you for food. Every time you cook, your furry companion storms into the kitchen and follows your every movement.
When your Dachshund has separation anxiety, it also makes you anxious. Even the simple process of putting your shoes on can prove to be difficult, with a little one barking under your feet.
ANYONE WHO HAS EVER INTERACTED WITH THIS LITTLE BUNDLE OF PERSONALITY KNOWS WHO'S BOSS. THEIR ZEALOUS ATTITUDES AND OVER-THE-TOP PERSONALITIES ARE ATTRACTIVE TO MANY OWNERS, BUT THEIR PREFERENCE FOR THE COUCH OFTEN GETS THEM INTO TROUBLE.