11 mistakes that will reduce the life of your dog

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Letting your dog outside unsupervised

Letting your dog roam free without you watching opens the door for a whole world of possible tragedies. “Cars, coyotes or other predators, unscrupulous people—they’re all out there,” says Dr. Werber. “Don’t let your dogs roam the streets unattended, even if they are tagged and microchipped.”Solution: Keep your dog on a leash at all times when walking him outside. If you take your dog to the park, be a responsible pet parent and make sure to monitor his play sessions, says Dr. Werber. And if you notice a coyote or a potential predator, remove your dog from the situation immediately.