How to Take Care of a Dog


Leah Stanek, Staff Writer


Are you thinking of getting a dog?  If so, here are a few tips on how to be a successful dog owner.

  1. When you first get your dog, you will need a collar. If you let your dog out and he or she happens to take off and gets lost, you will want to find your dog.  When you get your collar, you need to put your address, phone number, your dog’s name, and your name. (If you don’t want to use a collar go to number 4 for details)


  1. You need to have shelter for your dog. What if it rains outside and your dog needs to sleep? You can build your own dog house or you can buy one from a pet store.


  1. You need to have food for your dog or your dog will starve! You can find the food at the pet store or grocery store. There are different varieties to choose from, but please try and pick a high-quality brand that will give your dog the nutrition it needs to live a long, healthy life!


  1. Go back to the first thing I said you need. You know how I said that you need a collar? Well,  if you want something else,  you can use a microchip. It works just like a collar except if somebody finds your dog and turns your dog into the animal shelter or vet, they can find you and your dog’s information and get him back to you quickly!


  1.  Last, but not least, you need to take your dog to vet so you can keep your dog healthy and get your pet the needed shots.


Once you have all the things I listed, you should now be a successful owner!