12 Harmful Things You Do to Your Dog Without Realizing It

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • How to Keep Your Dog Healthy. If you're a dog owner, you surely want your pet to be healthy and to live a long and happy life. But you might sometimes do things that can potentially harm your canine companion without even realizing it. Here are some common mistakes people unintentionally make when it comes to taking care of their doggies.

    Choosing the wrong collar 1:00
    Leaving a dog alone in the car 3:08
    Neglecting your dog's teeth 4:15
    Letting your dog eat everything 6:07
    Bringing puppies to a dog park 7:47
    Using physical punishment 8:13
    Providing too little stimulation 9:48
    Not securing your dog in the car 10:31
    Yelling when your dog does something wrong 11:05
    Skipping flea, tick, and worming treatment 11:28
    Leaving harmful objects around 11:51
    Neglecting breed-specific health issues 12:22


    -There are several types of collars, and you need pick the one that best suits the needs and character of your pup, as well as a place to attach his license. Whether you've settled on a harness or gone for a collar, the second (and just as important!) step is making sure it’s the right size. If a collar or harness is too big, your pooch may escape.
    -Dogs don't sweat like people do, so they can overheat much faster than you’d think. And since they lack this crucial ability to cool themselves off, the consequences of staying in a locked car can turn out fatal.
    -A dog’s teeth need to be cleaned just like people’s teeth do. Don't use toothpastes and toothbrushes designed for people! There are special ones made just for dogs, and they’re pretty different from the human kinds.
    -Never feed human food to your dog! It's way too salty, too spicy, and too fatty for them. In fact, most dishes you eat are severely toxic for them.
    -To start with, dogs can sometimes be passive carriers of diseases. Secondly, grown-up dogs, especially large ones, can be incredibly rough when playing and running around.
    -Physical punishment doesn’t work and actually does the opposite of what you want – it makes your dog scared of you. Reward-based training is much more effective than physical discipline.
    -Just like you, dogs need constant mental and physical stimulation-, especially working breeds, which is why regular walking is a must.
    -If you don’t secure your dog in the car and you end up in an accident, your pet can get seriously injured or even killed.
    -Dogs don’t understand “NO”, so it only freaks your dog out, especially if you’re ticked off about something that happened a while ago.
    -Some people say you can take a break from flea, tick, and heartworm medicine in winter if you live in a cold climate, but you really should discuss it with your veterinarian.
    -Dog-proof your house by putting away anything your pet can chew or swallow. Things like medications, screws and nails, magnets, coins, and batteries should never be within your pet’s reach.
    -Always do your research before you get a pet so that you’ll know how to best take care of it and what problems to look out for.

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    BRIGHT SIDE  3 months ago +1427

    Who is a dog owner? What could you add to all this?

    • Angelika Bednarek
      Angelika Bednarek  3 days ago

      I'm a dog owner

    • Easton Eagleson
      Easton Eagleson  4 days ago

      I’m getting my first dog in a few minutes 😃😄😀😃😆

    • noob gamer
      noob gamer  5 days ago

      I am

    • Tifany Rachel
      Tifany Rachel  5 days ago

      BRIGHT SIDE *always have the window open for the dog to look outside*
      (I do it with my husky he always signs near the window by my window so I open it for him to see)

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  • DiseroTV
    DiseroTV  3 hours ago

    Thats not true that dog doesnt understand "No", because like you when you are teaching your dog to sit when you say so, he will understand that the word "No" means he did something he shouldn't have, and then he stops doing that.

  • Jackson Carey
    Jackson Carey  3 hours ago


  • Alec Martin
    Alec Martin  4 hours ago

    This guy sounds like the Jurassic park voice in the first 1

  • Pieseł xD
    Pieseł xD  6 hours ago

    I'm a dog owner of a double breed dog ^_^ <3

  • Joseph Taylor
    Joseph Taylor  17 hours ago

    Haha he said you cant give a dog meat.. But chkn beef flavored tooth is fine.

  • Patrick Triggers Me
    Patrick Triggers Me  22 hours ago

    7:23 I think you mean meat sir. Or is that a typo?

  • Lalie Gilliland
    Lalie Gilliland  yesterday

    One time i got chocklit and my dog ate it all

  • Ben Dover
    Ben Dover  yesterday


  • OfTheStone
    OfTheStone  yesterday +2

    I mean, you're wrong about the physical punishment part. All dogs are different in both personality and training requirements. Some dogs just need a firm smack on the rear in order to be corrected. What you want to make sure though is that it's not the pain, but the action that is correcting them. For example, when I was training my dog, I used a rolled up news paper to smack her rear whenever she misbehaved. It doesn't hurt at all, but it makes a very loud sound when it hits. That's what they respond to. Alphas in the wild correct members of the pack by nipping them, typically on the neck. So saying physical punishment doesn't work is just ignorant. Most importantly you should never strike them on the head. It will teach them to flinch at hands.

  • Ariel Libot
    Ariel Libot  yesterday

    Don't give a dog physical punishment? right! that's how you raise a spoiled brat. You should impose physical punishment on severe violation so they will know that it's bad to chew a live wires and tearing you're clothes. Not all dogs are born smart most of them are hyperactive and aggressive.

  • Carlos Gonzales
    Carlos Gonzales  yesterday

    I so likebrightside videos i been suscribed for awhile tells me alot about my pooch 😀😁

  • Robert Le
    Robert Le  yesterday

    So the thumbnail is saying to not punish the dog for eating your books... makes sense

  • Cristina Burghele

    What is physical punishment

  • Obey Terry!
    Obey Terry!  yesterday +1

    I lost my dog I miss him so much
    But obviously no body cares

    • Mercedes
      Mercedes  yesterday

      Hey, it'll be okay. ❤️ Rather than being sad about their passing, you should celebrate the great times and memories you made with them. I know it's really sad right now :(

  • LPS Kittypaws
    LPS Kittypaws  yesterday

    One day we came home finding my dog eating my older brothers chocolate bunny from Easter and it was really big, and she’s still alive and fine she is 13 years old, and this happened when she was 9 years old

  • Joanne Wojaczyk
    Joanne Wojaczyk  2 days ago

    X X

  • Bertan Ates
    Bertan Ates  2 days ago

    Stopped watching after the first most obvious fact

  • swiss748r
    swiss748r  2 days ago +1

    Meat and fish bad for dogs???? realy??