Playing BallOwning a dog can be a joyous thing; animals give us so much love and comfort and ask for so little in return. Many dog owners feel that their pup is just another member of the family, which is why it can be difficult to see the effect they might have on someone else, such as a neighbor. Even the most well-behaved dog will bark from time to time or have excess energy to burn off, so it’s important to know the best ways to help him stay safe and comfortable while still minding his manners.

Being a conscientious dog owner is about more than making sure he’s well trained, however; it’s also about doing the right thing for him. Making sure your animal is spayed or neutered, keeping an up-to-date ID tag on him, and keeping him healthy are all big parts of pet ownership that have benefits for others.

Keep reading to find out more.

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