Having a dog as a pet provides you with loyalty, affection and love. In fact, everyone in your family can benefit from the presence of a pet. If you want to take better care of your dog, make good use of the following tips.

When training a dog, practice in the yard or your home. You should avoid training in heavily populated areas. Distraction ensues, and it is harder to get your dog to focus on basic commands.

If you are not sure of how much to feed your dog each day, talk to your vet about it. Although some dog owners stick to the recommended guidelines on the dog food, these guidelines can often be too much for your dog, which can lead to obesity. Ask your vet what the right meal plan is for your dog.

Do not force your dog to eat things. If you got them …