Puppy Health

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul
Life's Abundance
Solid Gold
Timberwolf Organics
Dog Food Ingredients
Enzymes and Probiotics

Healthy Canines and Other Pets Forum

Ear Care

Car Safety

Puppy Testing
Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test

Crate Training
Name Recognition
The Problem with Head Halters by Suzanne Clothier
Building Focus Checklist by Northwest K-9
The handler must learn the proper way to fit and use before using on any dog.  Most
companion dogs will not need to ever be trained with a prong. Never use a slip or choke
collar on any dog. Choke collars get their name because they choke a dog, often doing
permanent damage to the throat. Contrary to their looks, a properly fitted and used
prong collar pinches the skin and does not dig into the skin.
Training With A Prong Collar
For Large Breed Pups min. 6-9 months old

Outside Links to training DVDs or Equipment
Help take care of you dog and he will be your best friend for years.

  • Help keep his water bowl full of clean fresh water.
  • Baby puppies need to be fed 3-4 times a day.  Adult dogs are fed 2 times a day.
  • Your dog will sometimes need a bath, have his ears cleaned, his nails cut, and his
    teeth brushed.
  • Dogs need to be outside everyday. Do not let your dog run loose. He must be kept
    in a fenced area or on a leash. Don't tie your dog up. He could get hurt.
  • Your dog will love riding in the car with you. Make sure he rides in a dog crate or
    wears a car harness that is attached to your car's seat belt.  A dog should never
    ride in the back of a truck.
  • A dog needs to visit his vet at least once a year.
  • Your dog needs to have a collar on whenever he is outside or going on a trip.
He will need his rabies tag and some type of identification in case he gets lost.  A
microchip is a nice thing to buy for your dog.  Be sure to check his collar at least once a
week. Don't let it get too small and hurt his neck or too old where it will break and get lost.
  • The best place for your dog to sleep at night is in the house. He needs to spend a
    lot of time with his family. A lonely dog becomes a bad dog.
  • Your dog needs exercise everyday. Letting him outside to run by himself is not
    proper exercise.  Go outside with him for a walk.  Play a game of ball with him.
  • All dogs need to be trained to be a good family member. Training is for a lifetime.
Even pet dogs should know how to walk nice on a leash, sit, down, stand, stay, and come.
Your dog should know how to act around other animals and behave around your family
and friends.
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