Owning a dog is a very serious responsibility. You must make sure your dog is happy and healthy all the time. Knowing how to achieve balance with your pooch will take a lot of work, and reading the information below will be a good start.

Having a dog at your home is a big financial commitment. Food, supplies and vet bills can add up to $1,000 or more per year. You should also look into purchasing a good pet health insurance policy to avoid high medical bills.

When training your puppy or dog, keep the sessions short! Experts say that a dog has the attention span of a small child, sometimes less, and that longer sessions will actually cause him to forget everything you’ve learned together. Use positive reinforcement and limit your training sessions to no more than 15 minutes.

It is very important for you to keep your dog’s …