Hungry dogs often scratch their food bowl. Your dog may also scratch on the door if it needs to take care of business. Dogs who need companionship will give you that loving stare. Sometimes, it is hard to establish a form of communication with your dog.

Make your home safe for your dog. It should be perfectly safe before you bring a dog in. Medicine and cleaners should be stored, and indoor trash should be placed in a cabinet. Some very common plants are quite toxic to animals, so always make sure they are out of reach.

Because dogs cannot speak to you, it is important to learn their non-verbal cues. Hesitant dogs need to be taken out of fearful situations. This may cause another dog or person to get bit. Keep eye on non-verbal clues and look toward your dog for your next move.

Never allow your dog to …