By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

20 Clever Ideas That Will Make Life Easier For Every Dog Owner.

According to APPA (American Pet Products Association), approximately 37-47% of all households in the U.S. have pet dogs. We all have different ways of raising our pets just as we do raising our children. However, it's a common mistake for dog owners to do all the research only when certain problems arise. Even if you've done the research before, it isn't a bad idea to refresh your memory to ensure your dog's health and safety. It is equally important to treat your dog when they exhibit good behavior. While there are many resources out there, it's important to know which ones are just trendy and which ones will actually keep your dog happy and healthy.

Below, you'll find 20 fun, safe, and useful ideas - from infographics to DIY treats - on how to stay educated and get creative as a dog parent. Remember to apply any DIY recipes in accordance with your dog's dietary restrictions.

#1. Loose dog?

#2. Create an invisible barrier with a sheet of plastic (no thicker than 3mm) to prevent scratches on your door.

#3. Learn the differences between treats and poison.

#4. Learn about dog park considerations, safety, and etiquette.

#5. Find out how dogs sleep.

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