WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue University has recommended a unique holiday gift for those who receive a puppy for Christmas: Behavior training.
“Millions of pets are given up to shelters because of behavior issues, so consider investing in professional animal training to prevent problems,” said Lorraine Corriveau, a wellness veterinarian at the School of Veterinary Medicine. “Yes, you can teach old dog new tricks, so obedience training can be beneficial for dogs of all ages.”
Corriveau also offer these suggestions:
Don’t underestimate pet toys. They keep pets occupied and active.
Consider a microchip. With proper registration a microchip can provide security should your pet wander off.
Pet insurance is something to consider in case your pet is injured or becomes ill.