Tipper's Caring ForYour Dog Tips

Tipper’s helpful tips:

Caring for Your Dog

Cloud Callout:

Caring for a dog is a big

responsibility no matter the size

of the dog.  Follow my

“Caring for Your Dog” tips below

to ensure you are raising

a wonderful, safe companion

and great neighborhood

“watch dog”!

 

 

 

*EDUCATE yourself about the breed.

 

*TRAIN the dog early.  Take the dog as a puppy to an organized “Puppy Class” at a local kennel or dog trainer.

 

*After puppy class, continue with formal OBEDIENCE training.  This is especially important with protective breeds such as Dobermans, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Akitas, Pit bulls, Staffordshire Terriers and Mastiffs.

 

*SOCIALIZE your dog from DAY 1.  This cannot be overemphasized.  Adopt a dog in spring or summer.  If you are getting your puppy from a breeder choose one from a spring or summer litter.  It’s easier to socialize your dog particularly with unfamiliar children/strangers in warmer weather.  Take your puppy to parks, for walks downtown…get your puppy around people especially small children often. 

 

*Provide your dog regular EXERCISE…take your dog for a 30-45 minute walk twice a day.  For “high energy” dogs, enroll your dog in fly-ball or agility training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Dogs are Watching Too!

*If you own a home, consider putting up a 6’ FENCE around the back perimeter of your property.  This allows your dog to roam free without being tethered to a run or chain/rope/leash.  If your dog is a “digger” and digs under the fence, there are many solutions online (digging trench along fence and filling with concrete, etc.)

 

*UNSUPERVISED.  Never leave your dog on a run or tethered outside and then leave the house.  Dogs can easily and quickly tangle themselves around fixed objects, etc.  Their legs/paws even neck can get wrapped up in the excess rope/cord/chain; thus, check on your dog often when he’s tethered or on a run in your yard.

 

*On hot days, make sure your dog has access to plenty of fresh WATER.

If outside, make sure your dog is in a shaded area.  Hosing down the dog or allowing him to play in a 4’ round plastic kiddie pool can help keep the dog cool.  If you allow your pooch to swim in the above ground pool, make sure he/she can climb the ladder/steps to get out! 

If inside the home or apartment, keep circulating fans or air conditioners running to keep your dog and you comfy.  And always keep several bowls of fresh water available.

 

*In winter, never leave your dog outside overnight.  Check your dog’s pads for cuts from ice.  Use pet-safe rock salt on icy walkways, steps and porches.

Neighbors Looking Out For Each OtherRounded Rectangular Callout: Dogs make wonderful companions.  They are a second set of watchful eyes and ears alerting you to “visitors”… those that are welcome and those that are unwelcome.  Put your dogs mental and physical well-being first and they will reward you with their love and loyalty.

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