Responsible dog ownership means being held accountable for your dog and making a commitment to your new furry family member (in our case Miniature Schnauzers) that extends way beyond loving and adoring your new pet.
So, before bringing home a new Miniature Schnauzer puppy or any new family pet, consider the responsibilities: spending quality time with your Schnauzer, providing your Miniature Schnauzer with shelter and safety, as well as quality health care, tending to an exercise regimen and grooming schedules for your Schnauzer, etc...
Dog Ownership Responsibilities
Make time for your dog – You will need to spend quality time with your Miniature Schnauzer on a daily basis. Bonding with your new your Miniature Schnauzer dog is an ongoing process and it's especially important during the first few months of ownership. This is the first step in practicing responsible dog ownership.
Pet I.D. Tags - Always make sure your Miniature Schnauzer is wearing his collar with proper identification and current rabies tag. Also consider microchipping your Miniature Schnauzer. Most all vet clinics offer this service now and it could mean the difference of you reuniting with your lost Miniature Schnauzer one day.
This is one of the most important decisions of responsible dog ownership. Help put an end to the millions of pets who are euthanized each year by helping control the pet population. Have your Miniature Schnauzer spayed or neutered.
Provide Safety – Don’t allow your Miniature Schnauzer to run loose. Always walk your Miniature Schnauzer on a leash. When you're outside in the backyard, make sure your Miniature Schnauzer is in a secure closed pen and has access to fresh water and shelter. (dog house) More Miniature Schnauzer dog safety precautions.
Pet Etiquette – Respect others when you're out and about with your Miniature Schnauzer. Don’t allow your Miniature Schnauzer to be a nuisance to others. Familiarize yourself with pet etiquette and socialize your Miniature Schnauzer to new people, places, and other pets.
Responsible dog ownership is a lifetime commitment. Your Miniature Schnauzer’s welfare depends on you. Are you ready?