SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The American Kennel Club has designated September as a month for reflecting on proper canine care. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA talks about the aspects of having a dog that all current and prospective owners should keep in mind.
Think about keeping your dog safe in concentric circles. There are three main ways to do this including; knowing what kind of toxins and pesticides you have and making sure your dog can’t get to them.
Next is the most important thing you can teach your dog outside of the house: 100 percent recall. Being hit by a car is the most common trauma for dogs. Making sure your dog comes to you the moment you say its name is important.
Make sure that you socialize your dogs so that they’re safe and happy among other dogs and humans.