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Look at every dog as an individual – with its own personality and preferences. Therefore before getting a pooch, consider your living arrangements and the right dog for you. Some dogs need a yard to exercise and it would simply be cruel to restrict them from this basic pleasure. Some dogs have bad separations anxiety and don’t like being home along for extended periods of time. And some are simply afraid of everything and prefer to hide in your lap all day.
So how do you go about finding the right fit for you?
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If you are like me, than one dog is never enough. So I’ve made it as a rule, to allow the first dog to choose their mate. This does take some to find the right dog, but once it chooses its friend, there will be harmony.
Imagine for a moment, your parent bring home a complete stranger, off the street, and tell you, that this is your new sibling and you must love it like your own. Would you?
That’s how dogs feel about any other dogs that you bring home. So just to skip, all of the unnecessary hassle, I allow my pooch to choose their sibling/mate.
The main thing is to allow your dogs to establish their own hierarchy, in which the pack order is clear. This will ensure that conflicts will be rare.
The general rule is getting a puppy at 8 weeks old or later. It is essential for puppies to spend its first 8 weeks with its mother and siblings. In this short time frame, the puppy learns basic social behavior from its mother. It develops its personality and learns how to get along with other dogs. If a puppy, is taken too early away from its mother, than it might miss out on learning basic social behavior. We all want our puppy to be happy and social.
Signs of a Healthy Puppy
- Clear eyes and an alert gaze
- The fur should be shiny, healthy and well kept
- No discharge from eyes or nose
- Has a nice “puppy tummy” and is well nourished
- The anal region is clean
- Puppy is curious and full of life, no trouble of running around, jumping and exploring everything around it
- Expect dog’s droppings. There must not be white “rice” marks (tapeworm segments) nor diarrhea
- Check fur for fleas, by running your fingers against the lay of the hair
- Check for blindness by moving an interesting object in front of them and check their reaction time
- 12 oz. Banana Greek Yogurt
- 6 oz. Creamy Peanut Butter
- Mix ingredients together with a fork, until well blended.
- Pour the mixture into silicone ice cube tray and freeze for a few hours or until hard. You could use a regular ice cube tray, but they might not come out as easily.
- Use the knife to run over the top on the tray and remove any excess of the mix. Also, be sure to push mixture down so that they are nice and full – just gently tap the tray on the counter.
- Take out of the freezer and serve to your dog, one cube at a time!
- 8:00 AM – Dog food! My favorite thing!
- 9:30 AM – A car ride! My favorite thing!
- 9:40 AM – A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
- 10:30 AM – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
- 12:00 PM – Milk bones! My favorite thing!
- 1:00 PM – Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
- 3:00 PM – Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
- 5:00 PM – Dinner! My favorite thing!
- 7:00 PM – Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
- 8:00 PM – Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
- 11:00 PM – Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!
So you decided to get a dog. Now what? Don’t you wish that you had some kind of manual that tells you what breed (and size) of dog, best suits your lifestyle? Don’t you wish that some kind of go-to-guide, would tell you about dog care, feeding, training and first aid? You are in luck. This is exactly what you have been wishing for. We will cover everything from bringing your pet home to raising a happy, healthy puppy. Isn’t that wonderful?
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