How to keep your dog occupied when you’re at work

Keep your dog busy when you’re not home… here’s a few ideas:
  • Leave some toys out
  • Fill the center of a medium marrow bone with peanut butter
  • Hide some of their favorite treats here and there
  • Leave an audio source on (radio or tv on)
  • If you’ll be away for more than a couple of hours, hire a dog walker
  • Leave lots of fresh water
  • On really hot days, leave the a/c on
  • Leave a curtain open so as the dog can see what’s happening, you may not want to do this if you live on a busy street…. You don’t need a barking dog while you’re out
  • Buy a brand new toy for your dog and put it out before you go
  • Buy some dog puzzles and use different ones each time you leave
  • A tired dog is good, exercise your dog before you leave

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Choose a Vet

When you get a dog you should choose a good vet.

Dog at vet

  • Research vets in your area – ask friends or neighbors for recommendations
  • Make a list of possible vets – call their office and ask questions:
    • Hours of operation for regular and emergency calls?
    • Payment methods accepted – Cash, Debit and Credit cards?
    • Is the front office friendly?
    • How many doctors work at their location?
    • How long does it take to get an appointment?
    • Do they do dentistry?
    • What are the prices for regular services – Exams, shots etc?


What you need before and after getting a dog?

Some items you should have before getting a dog

Dog photo

  • Food and water bowls
  • Food
  • Collar or Harness
  • Four to six-foot leash
  • ID tag with your phone number
  • Plastic carrier or metal crate
  • Dog bed
  • Doggie bags

More items you should have after getting a dog

  • Dog license
  • A Vet
  • Dog treats
  • Dog toys
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Dog shampoo and conditioner
  • Tie down cable
  • Nail clippers
  • Hair trimming tools, brushes and combs

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