10 things your dog wants to say and security of your dog

Today’s blog is not a story about the fact I still can’t do shots so I thought I would give out some tips to help you all. 


1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful: remember that before you get me, it takes time and commitment to have me. 

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me because I can’t ask you if what I do is ok. 

3. Place your trust in me; it is crucial to my wellbeing. 

4. Do not be angry at me for long, and please do not lock me up as punishment. 

5. You have your work, your entertainment, and your friends. I only have you, so please include me in what you do. 

6. Talk to me. Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your tone when you speak to me and your voice is my music. 

7. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget. 

8. Remember if you might want to hit me that I have teeth that could easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I love you despite your mistakes. 

9. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me; perhaps I’m not be getting good food, I have been alone too long, or my body is getting too old, weak and painful. 

10. Take care of me when I get old; you too will grow old. Go with me on that difficult journey. Never say: “I cannot bear to watch” or “Let it happen in my absence.” I can face anything if you are there to calm me, even my death. 

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My other topic on the post is about security for your dog because I never want to lose mine! 

  • Never leave your dog outside a shop or in a car. 

  • It is your legal duty to ensure your dog is micro chipped and the details are up to date. 

  • Your dog should always wear a collar with an ID tag detailing a contact number, but don’t put your dog’s name. 

  • Take photos of your pet from different angles to show distinguishing marks and keep them private for your own proof of ownership! 

  • Have lots of photos taken of you with your dog to prove ownership! 

  • Always train your dog to come back, if you are unsure of an area or person put your dog on a lead. 

  • Who will look after your dog if you go away or are too ill? Make sure they are registered and trained. 

  • Is your garden secure?  

  • Vary your times of walks and locations; some dogs are targeted and stolen while on a regular walk route. 

  • If your pet is stolen then; 

1/  Log it with the police as a theft not a lost pet and get a crime number. 

2/  Report your loss to the relevant Microchip company – this will ensure that if anyone  tries to re-register the chip the vet/warden will be told. 

3/  Make posters and display them in the local area, parks, vets, shops etc and include a 

photo of your pet. 



So now can I ask a favour of you? Please can you share a photo and something you love about your pet? Either post in the comments below or you can email me at steven@pawtraitsbysteve.co.uk

I love the connection pet owners have through the stories of the animals we love, so please share your favourite stories.

If you want to have your photo/memory captured so that your pet’s story never ends please feel free to contact me on steven@pawtraitsbysteve.co.uk