Your dog is your best friend, for better or worse. When he chews up a box of facial tissues, all you can do is laugh. When he snuggles into the crook of your back at night, you can feel loved. To pay him back for the joy he brings you, read this article and learn all you can.

Be sure your house is dog-proofed. This should be done before the dog shows up at your home. All cleaning materials and drugs must be put away, and put your trash receptacle inside a cabinet. Many common types of house plants can be toxic, so it pays to eliminate or move them.

Never hit your dog. There are better ways to train a dog without having to resort to violence. The best way to train a dog is to reinforce positive behaviors with treats and attention. Negative behavior should be handled with …

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