7. Use Positive Reinforcement
Dogs are sensitive and they respond well to positive treatment. Negative environments can compromise a dog’s immune system and make them susceptible to illness or depressed. Using a friendly tone of voice instead of stern tone of voice can make a big difference. Also try to train them using positive reinforcement with a reward system instead of a punishment system and never hit them. Dogs need your love and affection to live a healthy and happy life, they are dependant on spending time with you and will get sick if they are neglected. Dogs love to have a purpose and when you train them and give them tasks, it can keep them healthy. Stress is also something you need to take into account. If your dog is left alone for long periods of time it can cause them stress. If there is a lot of yelling or fighting in your home, whether it is directly at your dog or not, it can suppress their immune system and cause both inflammation and make them susceptible to sickness. Try to provide a positive and loving environment for you dog. In turn, you will be in a positive environment.