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October 2, 2010
A: Male Australian Shepherds weigh 50-65 lbs. and range from 2o-23 inches tall at their shoulders. Females weigh 40-55 lbs. and are 18-21 inches tall at their shoulders.
September 16, 2010
A: There are five very important things you should definitely do to make sure that your puppy’s teething period goes as smoothly as possible for both you and your puppy. Try out the tips mentioned below to save your __________ (fill in the blank with a prized possession that you don’t feel is safe from your puppy’s grasps. Your favorite shoes, your antique wooden table, and expensive books are top contenders.)
(1) Out of Sight, Out of Mind
If there’s something you don’t want your puppy chewing on, put it away somewhere in a closet if possible. If it’s furniture that your puppy loves chewing on, try to keep your puppy away from this via using a crate when you go places and at night, keeping an eye on your puppy, and using baby gates and shut doors to keep your puppy out of these areas and away from the problem spots.
(2) Bitter Apple
Bitter Apple Spray works good for keeping dogs from chewing on things. Bitter apple spray is non-toxic and when the dog licks or chews something with the spray on it, the sour taste deters the dog from continuing. Simply spray the bitter apple spray on things your dog chews on that you’d rather it didn’t. Apply it as often as necessary.
Buy Grannick Bitter Apple Spray for Dogs – 16oz
(3) Give Alternatives
If your dog is teething and doesn’t have anything that belongs to it to chew on, he or she will go for the next best thing: something that belongs to you. Make sure that during your dog’s teething period that it has plenty of chew toys,
(supervise them while playing with any toy, especially rawhides), and teething toys.
If your dog is bored, he may chew up things as a way to get some excitement. Exercising your dog the appropriate amount for the breed he/she is will be the best thing if your dog’s chewing is related to boredom.
This Too Shall Pass
Like most things, your dog’s chewing phase will pass. I know it might seem like your dog is going to continue destroying your favorite things, but sooner or later, he’ll grow out of the habit.
June 26, 2010
When checking for ticks on your pet, be sure to look at the bottoms of their feet, between the paw pads, the back of the head and neck, under their ears, and behind/under their front legs, as I’ve found that ticks seem to like these areas most of all.
May 14, 2010
Q: Do Shelties (Shetland Sheepdogs) need their fur trimmed?
A: Shelties don’t need their fur trimmed, but if you live in a warm climate or have hot summers where you live, it may be best to have the fur trimmed. If you plan on showing it, you can’t trim the fur.
April 29, 2010
Q: Can dogs be allergic to cats?
A: Yes. Recent studies have shown that dogs may not just dislike cats, but be allergic to them as well!
April 12, 2010
When you give your dog a new toy, be sure to keep an eye on your dog to make sure the toy is not dangerous for it. Many toys can be swallowed, chewed down to size, ripped apart, or choked on, so always be sure to get toys sized for your dog and replace toys when they get ripped up.
March 29, 2010
While pet store puppies may be cute, most of them come from puppy mills. Puppy mills are not concerned about raising good puppies, but rather making money. The puppies are raised in filthy conditions and often end up with diseases or health problems.
If you are wanting a dog, an animal shelter, someone who’s dog had babies, a friend, or a quality breeder is the best bet.
March 25, 2010
If you want to give your dog something fun to do, try filling a Kong Toy
with peanut butter and giving it to your dog. Your dog will have a lot of fun getting the peanut butter out of the toy. Don’t do this if your dog is allergic to peanuts.
Buy a Kong Toy