It can never be stressed enough: dog ownership is not easy. Some dog owners even go so far as saying that it is much harder to take care of a dog than to raise a child. That argument is up for debate, of course, but one thing is non-debatable for sure: owning a dog takes time, effort, and a huge deal of tender loving care.
If you’re the type to say, “How hard is it to take care of a dog? Give it food and water, pat it every now and then, take it out for walks,” chances are great that you either are a new dog owner or you don’t own a dog at all. If you’re a long-time dog owner with that attitude, then you must know that your dog has been suffering from your bad dog owner habits for long now. Over time, whether consciously or inadvertently, some dog owners have developed habits that can be bad and destructive for their pets. There are some ways we take care of our dog that we do not realize are actually not good for them. It’s time to change that. This 2016, make it your resolution to be better dog owners – nix these 10 harmful dog owner habits.