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What every dog wants  

There are three things you really need to provide for your dog. The best thing is they don't cost anything.

Dogs want a bit of space. We all need a place to go, dogs are no exception, when they get nervous or scared they need a bolthole. It should be comfortable, but it doesn't have to be fancy. Other members of the family should respect this space too - when your dog goes there pretend he's hung up a "Do not Disturb" sign.

Dogs want a leader. That leader should be you, not the dog! Your dog will  receive food and attention when you decide. Not whenever it wants. Your dog must earn its rewards, they are not a gift.

Dogs want attention. Dogs are pack animals and if your dog is not active enough, gets bored, gains weight, gets into all kinds of destructive mischief, barks too much, or bites: it is probably your fault. If you don't have time to walk, play, feed and train a dog - get a Tamagotchi.