Totally Dogtime

Hello and welcome to my profile. I love dogs and have been a dog owner for more than 20 years.

If you own a dog, you're probably pretty responsible. Most people are responsible enough to ensure that their pets have plenty of water and food, get their vaccinations and license, and get them their yearly vet checkup and grooming session - but there is much more to being a responsible dog owner than these things.

First of all, you need to be sure your dog gets enough exercise. This doesn't mean you need to leave your dog outside all day or night, but just make sure it has a good amount of activity every day. When I was a child, we used to take our dogs out twice a day to play with us in the backyard. Now I have a dog who spends his entire day outside! In fact, he's so much of a problem that the neighbors call the animal control agency and complain because he constantly barks at night.

Another very important aspect of being a responsible dog owner is giving your pet the proper care and attention it needs. It's easy to think that just because you're a dog owner, all you need to do is take your dog out and let him go. But you need to do more than that. You need to take care of your pet's nutrition, health, and comfort. You also need to pay attention to your pet's behavior, since this is where many bad habits and health concerns come from.

One of the worst mistakes made by dog owners is leaving their dog alone for long periods of time. While it's true that you can leave your dog at home and not worry about him, it's also true that you have to make sure you get him back safely. Leaving your dog alone for too long is very dangerous for both you and your dog. Your dog could get hurt or worse, you could injure him.

Most importantly, leaving him alone exposes your dog to predators like coyotes and bears. The best thing you can do is leave your dog with a friend or neighbor who can watch over him while you are away or is available to play with him.