When you are doubting your dog ownership skills, you may feel very alone. There are many other dog owners out there who feel exactly the same! Mistakes are made, and we can learn from each other through those situations. Here are some simple tips on being a better owner for your dog.

There are many pleasures derived from dog ownership, but it is also a serious financial commitment. Food and supplies can run you over one thousand dollars a year. One huge expense you might encounter is emergency vet care, so you may want to think about getting health insurance for your pet.

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 a stern and disapproving voice as opposed …