Nylabone Flexible Puppy Frisbee (Small) Flexible, durable with a predictable throw, this flying disc will send your puppy on the chase and have him merrily panting for more. Strengthen the bond between you and your pet with a toy that will tempt your pup for endless hours of interactive fun! A raised bone-shapes middle allows for easy pick up and carry. Features: Encourages socialization and promotes positive play Provides exercise and fun Non-edible; not a chew toy Made in the USA. Size: 6″ diameter
The Belgian Malinois is a medium sized dog that is often mistaken for a German Shepherd. On closer inspection though, you’ll notice that the Malinois is slightly smaller, and not quite as muscular. The Malinois stands 22 to 26 inches at the withers and weighs between 55 and 65 points. As the names suggests it originally comes from the city of Malinois, in Belguim.
There are, in fact, four closely related breeds of Belgian sheepdog. In addition to the Malinois you’ll find the Tervuren, Groenendal, and Laekenois. Different kennel clubs recognize these breeds differently, some consider them variants of a single breed, while others have accredited each as a breed in its own right.
Although Malinois still work as sheep herders, these days you are far more likely to see them as police dogs. Their intelligence and obedience makes them adept at all kinds of police work, including bomb detection, narcotics detection, search and rescue work, and guarding.
These are smart dogs with a protective nature that can make them excellent pets, under the right conditions. The Malinios needs training, socialization and consistent pack leadership. You will also need to be prepared for long exercise sessions with your dog, every day. Dogs that become bored and frustrated due to lack of activity, often develop behavioral problems and this will almost certainly be the case with a Malinois.
Socialization is important, especially with children, other dogs and non-canine pets. But even a well socialized Malinois may try to be dominant with other dogs, so be sure to supervise situations where dominance may be an issue, like meal times.
You should also be aware that the herding instinct is still dominant in the breed, so they try to herd anyone in the immediate vicinity – usually by nipping at their ankles.
If you’re a first time dog owner you should think long and hard before taking on the responsibility of a Malinois as they can be a real handful. Speak to other owners, breeders and perhaps a dog trainer before making a decision. This is not an ideal breed for the inexperienced.
The Belgian Malinois is a generally healthy dog that suffers from few of the diseases that typically afflict purebred dogs. They are, however, prone to a number of less serious ailments including, epilepsy, thyroid problems, cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy. In terms of behavioral problems, you may see aggression, or shyness in dogs that have not been socialized.
This breed is a fairly easy keeper and only needs to be brushed down, with a bristle brush, every other day or so.
The Malinois is a working dog and not ideally suited to apartment living. They can however do okay in a smaller space provided they get rigorous daily exercise. They do like to be outdoors, but they are generally devoted to their families and would much rather live indoors among their human ‘pack’.
To avoid problems later on, it is advisable to have your puppy trained. Not only will they learn to obey your commands, but they will tend to be more independent. That means less separation anxiety and destruction when you leave the house. Also, the socialization will make them better behaved around both humans and other animals.
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It is never too early to start socializing your dog. Experts say that socialization helps dogs in developing psychologically and teaches them how to interact with others in their immediate surroundings. But before you visit the dog park, make sure your puppy is up to date on any necessary vaccinations and is cleared by your veterinarian.
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Daily exercise is very important for your dog. It will help keep your dog’s muscles and heart healthy and with regular dog walking programs your dog will be much happier.Every dog should be walked two or three times a day.However, the amount of walking exercise your dog may require will depend on the type of dog breed you have.
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Many people would love to own a pet dog, but are wary of the potential mess that shed dog hair can cause in their homes. These people want a dog that doesn’t shed to be their companion. Unfortunately there is no such thing as a dog that doesn’t shed at all. All dogs will shed and replace at least some of their hair, just like people do. There are some breeds that shed far less than others, however, and selecting one of these breeds can keep the shedding mess to a minimum.
The Airedale terrier is a large terrier with a rough coat that sheds very little. These dogs can be good with children, but such socialization needs to start early in the dog’s life. They may play too roughly for small children. These are loyal and trainable dogs, but are also very naturally curious and not easily coaxed away from something that catches their interest. The Airedale usually grows to about 22-24 inches in height and a weight of 50-65 pounds.
The Cockapoo is reminiscent of the Poodle, especially in the face. It has a short, curly coat and does not shed much but does require above average grooming. It is actually a cross between the American Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle, hence its appearance and name (Cocker + Poodle = Cockapoo). These dogs are very friendly, loyal, and playful. They are good with children and other dogs and are typically very easy to train.
The Italian Greyhound is a miniature Greyhound. The body style of this dog is nearly exactly like that of his racing cousins, but in a convenient, compact size. These dogs are gentle and submissive. They become very emotionally attached to their people. They are obedient and easy to train, but prone to mischief – and they know when they’ve been naughty. They get along well with children – if the children are well behaved. If the kids are high strung and rambunctious, the dog will be too. It is best in a quiet household. The coat of the Italian Greyhound is short and sleek and they don’t shed much at all.
The Miniature Poodle is not truly a breed all to itself, but one of the three AKC recognized sizes of Poodles. Like all Poodles, they shed very little, but their short, curly coats require considerable grooming. They are very intelligent, playful, and quite trainable. They generally get along well with children, but they can be sensitive or nervous around rowdy kids. They easily integrate with a family and feel that they have to be a part of all family activities. They will often act as though they’ve been slighted if not included in family activities.
Author Joseph Healy brought his first bird dog home at ten weeks old but had no idea how to start grooming her to be a hunting companion. Conflicting advice from fellow dog owners and books that delved in-depth into the aspects of training an older dog led him to seek his own path. Healy shares his personal story of raising his pointer, Reilly, through their third hunting season, recording the process of training his dog, first by himself and then with a professional trainer so that he could learn how best to train a hunting dog. Entertaining and informative reading for all who want to own and train a great bird dog. Includes tips on housebreaking, socialization, basic commands, field training, whistle training and ranging methods, types of training collars, using a check cord, and release and fetch commands.
Ensure a lifetime of tail wags and dogged good health with The Complete Holistic Dog Book. Animal healers Allegretti and Sommers discuss natural preventive health care, including early socialization, environmental safety, nutrition, the application of alternative therapies, and allopathic medicine. Illustrations.
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When you choose a new puppy, you need to meet six developmental deadlines before your puppy is just five months old. If your puppy fails to meet any of these deadlines, he will never achieve his full potential and will be playing behavioral catch-up for the rest of his life. BEFORE You Get Your Puppy covers the first three developmental deadlines covering the period from puppy selection to your puppy’s first week at home: 1. Before you search for a puppy, you need to complete your education about puppy education. 2. Before you choose your puppy, you need to know how to assess your prospective puppy’s current socialization and educational status. 3. An errorless housetraining and chewtoy-training program should be instituted from the very first day your puppy comes home.