Archive for January, 2019
There are some general things that you should know as a current or potential dog owner.
Some of this information may be simplistic and that’s the point. Short, sweet, but chock full of useful tidbits.
Before You Bring Home a Dog
You will need healthy food, water and food bowls, a leash, a collar, a harness too, a training crate, a brush and comb, and toys!
Be sure to create a loving and warm space for your puppy. You’ll want it to be away from drafty areas and off of the floor. They love soft and comfy spaces just as we do! Get creative and be considerate of your new furry family member. Over time, make sure that you wash your dog’s bedding with pet-friendly cleaning agents.
Official Identification and Licensing
Before you buy a dog, make sure that you check your community’s regulations. Across the country, there are cities, counties, states, and neighborhoods that have established specific breed guidelines. Most places have a basic requirement of having an ID tag on your dog, but other places follow their laws to a T and require microchipping and the issuance of a license from your residing county. It’s important that you conduct as much research as possible before you buy a dog.
Teach the Basics ASAP
Nobody loves an untrained dog. They’re seemingly unpredictable and consequently receive less love than they crave and deserve. A well-trained dog is ideal and adored! Start training your dog early and begin with the basic ones like: sit, stay, come, leave it. A great investment into your doggy’s future is enrollment in an obedience class. Knowledge is key – education is power, isn’t that what they say?
Every dog needs daily exercise for mental and physical stimulation. The amount is going to vary based on size, breed, weight, and sometimes attitude! In any case, get ready to commit to feeding your dog physically and mentally. They will need fun training games for mental training and they’ll likely require some sort of physical exercise, too. This is a healthy activity that will benefit you both while increasing your bond.
Technically, the summer season may be gone, but there are still sunny and hot temperatures in some regions that need addressing!
Winter may be around for other parts of the country but you “all year ‘round summer season folks” aren’t off the hook! We have some helpful tips to make sure that your sunny backyards are up-to-par for your Shih-Poo puppies despite the winter season!
Pay attention to the plants and grass in your yard.
Conduct a survey of what you currently have in your yard or garden. Now if you don’t have any of this, then it shouldn’t be much of a concern. Take an assessment of your onions or garlic or veggies in your garden. Onions and garlic are extremely toxic to dogs.
Grass and some plants are a bit harder to manage and detect what dogs may be allergic to, like poison ivy, are commonly found in backyards. To minimize any irritants, you may need to bathe your pup regularly and wipe their paws when they come inside the home.
Purchase and use pest control products that are pet-friendly.
Certain plant fertilizers and many chemicals can be harmful to dogs. Before you make a purchase, check the packaging or contact someone in customer service that can let you know if the product is pet-friendly and safe. While you’re at it, take a closer look at the current products in your home to make sure they aren’t harmful to your pups.
Build a fence to protect your dog and keep animals out.
If you already have a fence that’s great! Now we want you to check the perimeters around the fence regularly to make sure that it’s secure and that there are no weak spots surrounding the area. Some dogs like our Shih-Poo puppies are clever and can sneak and try to get their way through vulnerable holes in the fence.
These are just a few tips to keep you on your toes as the winter season is in full effect in areas that don’t necessarily have typical winter temperatures. It’s important to always stay on top of things and to protect your precious Shih-Poo puppies from any and all seasonal changes.
Who doesn’t love a little pampering every now and then?
As humans, when we need to decompress sometimes a glass of wine just won’t do it – so to the spa we go! Guess what…the French Bulldog puppies love the same thing! Studies have shown that there are numerous benefits and advantages that dog massages offer. Here are just five of them:
Massages help with dog post-surgery rehab.
Dogs that have undergone surgery will benefit from massage techniques applied with pressure and kneading. This will help to relieve pain and anxiety. This has been proven to be true for both dogs that have had surgery involving bones and muscles, and those with previous fractures.
Massages help with establishing a connection between owners and newly joined French Bulldog puppies for sale dogs.
Just as with humans, the sense of touch can be a soothing one that establishes trust and compassion. Creating this exact connection with your French Bulldog puppies will do that same. There’s nothing like the bond between a pet parent and furry baby.
Massages help with increasing flexibility.
Flexibility is important in dogs because it greatly reduces the chances of injury. Massages help with increasing flexibility and improve the state of the muscles and skeletal structure both before and after the activity.
Massages help with blood circulation.
When pressure is applied along with the movement of the skin, circulation of the bones and muscles are improved. The flow of blood vessels is also positively affected.
Massages help with the development and maintenance of muscle tone.
When adding in the overall improvement of blood circulation, massages also help with the development and maintenance of muscle tone. The former is most important as it relates to the age of the French Bulldog puppies. The earlier, the better for massaging puppies. Massage maintenance helps with older dogs and their muscles. This is especially true to provide temporary relief from joint pain.
These are just some of the benefits related to giving the French Bulldog puppies that you purchased, in fact, any dog can benefit. Give it a try!
Are you in the market and looking for Chihuahua puppies for sale?
Is it primarily because they have short hair and seemingly easy grooming requirements? We get it! Most of our customers who take home our Chihuahua puppies for sale are motivated by the same reason. Because of that commonality, we’ve put together a quick list of frequently asked questions about grooming short hair dogs.
What’s the best way to groom short-haired dogs?
If you have a short-haired dog with smooth hair, using a hard rubber brush or grooming mitt will be sufficient. On the flip side, if your dog has a thicker coat you’d be better off using a bristle brush. Here’s a tip. Always move the bristle brush in the same direction of your puppy’s fur 1-2 times a week to effectively remove the dead or loose hair. In terms of bathing them, about once a month will be fine but never more than that because you don’t want to dry out their skin. In between baths, a damp cloth will be fine.
Do short-haired dogs shed?
Let’s face it, one of the reasons you purchased Chihuahua puppies for sale is because they are short-haired and tiny. The truth is that all dogs shed, but the degree varies by breed. There are some dogs with long hair that rarely shed and there are dogs like —- puppies for sale that shed moderately, despite their short hair. So, do they shed? It really depends on the breed.
Other than your Chihuahua puppies for sale, what is the best short-haired dog?
This is an oft-asked question and the answer is always the same. It really depends on your personal needs and desires. For instance, there are short-haired pups that are small enough to fit in a purse and some that are large enough to cover the back seat of a car!
Which would you like? They range from small, medium, and large and they all have different temperaments. There are pups who are silly and playful more often than not, then there are pups who are more relaxed and lazy. Ultimately, this is a decision made based on your needs.
Have you been looking for some ways to keep your senior dog active and fit?
Have those precious teacup puppies for sale that you got long ago start to slow down just a bit? Well, we’ve got some tips for you to keep your doggy healthy while aging.
Start out slowly when implementing a new routine.
As you know, your pup has gotten older so it’s important that you start off slowly with your dog. Much like with humans, dogs can overexert themselves when exercising. This is particularly true if your pup is out of shape or somewhat heavier than he used to be. Taking it slowly will help to reduce the chances of injury. We know, this sounds a bit daunting and serious and we don’t mean it that way. It’s just essential that you track any new activities you introduce to your pup, including the days and length of time. Progressive increments implemented is key.
Warm-ups are good.
When it comes to exercising, one of the most important parts is warming up. If your dog suffers from arthritis, he may be stiff in the morning. A quick morning walk will help to loosen up your doggy and get his juices flowing
Low impact exercises are best.
Arthritis is really common in dogs. In fact, 80% have arthritis by the time they are 8 years old. It’s pretty inevitable that those sweet little active teacup puppies for sale that you got long ago will need joint pain management at some point in their lives. It’s not fun to talk about but it’s a part of life and important knowledge to share. Low impact exercises, such as walking and swimming, are excellent for dogs with mobility issues like arthritis. High impact only hurts your pup or makes it worse. No jumping or extended games of fetch are recommended.
Consistency is key.
If you’re starting a new routine for one of your teacup puppies for sale that you love so much will benefit greatly with your consistency. Set a reminder of when you’ll be walking or exercising your dog and stick to it! Dogs that don’t get regular exercise are more likely to injure themselves versus dogs who regularly exercise. Consistency doesn’t mean repeating the same exercises every day. It means sticking to the schedule of actually doing it and properly tracking your pup’s progress.
Work in massage time with your dog.
Just as with humans who start a new exercise routine, dogs can be sore the next day. A relaxing doggy massage can help to soothe your dog’s muscles, increase blood flow and circulation, and decrease the level of stiffness and pain.
Just because it’s cold outside, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still play and have fun with your furry family members!
Keep in mind that cold temperatures mean taking certain precautions because not all breeds are suited for romping around outside in the winter. Smaller and short-haired dogs get colder much faster than their medium or larger sized counterparts. Don’t be afraid to bundle up your pups with a coat or sweater and maybe even some snowshoes! They’ll be cute and warm – perfect combination! After all, this is one of the reasons why people love Siberian Husky puppies. Okay, now onto the games you can play with your pup outside during the winter!
This was fun for you as a kid (and an adult) and it’s fun for your pups too! If you’re located near a hill or have access to one, take one of our Siberian Husky puppies with you. Make sure your sled is size appropriate for your pup and get to it! Oh, we also make to make sure that your doggy is safe, so a harness is necessary and recommended, not a collar. Your pup can either be pulled or do the pulling, depending on the size. This is especially fun if you have little kids!
Beautiful white snow is the absolute perfect hiding place for toys and things and playing with dogs in the snow is perfect! You can get creative and with things like tennis balls, treats, etc. Take the time to hide them around your front or backyard and test your puppy’s nose tracking skills and sense of smell. This will provide mental and physical stimulation for your pup. It’ll also enhance his problem-solving skills, so get the healthy treats ready to serve as a reward!
Okay, this is another fun activity to do with one of our Siberian Husky puppies for sale. Skijoring is basically like cross-country skiing, with some assistance from your dog. Your pup must be harnessed to you or whoever is with him and the harness should have a quick release attachment. This is only needed if you have to disconnect your pup or yourself if either of you should fall. Your dog will be pulling as you maneuver your skis and poles. You’re both bound to have tons of fun!
The winter months don’t have to be boring and sedentary for you or your furry baby! Take the time to learn these fun games and get out there with your pup!
There are some really cool and unknown facts about dogs that we want to share with you.
Some are fun and some really make you go “hmmm!” Continue reading to learn 10 awesome and random fun facts.
- If you’re already familiar with the Chow Chow dog and its well-known blue/black tongues. Well did you did know that when they were born their tongues were actually pink? That’s right. They start turning blue/black around 8-10 weeks old.
- Dogs really do dream! Dogs and humans share the same type of slow wave sleep (SWS) and rapid eye movement (REM). It’s during the REM stage that dogs dream. Sometimes you’ll notice your Cockapoo puppies twitching and have random paw movements. You may even hear them make noises! This is a sign they’re in deep sleep and dreaming.
- You may be alarmed if your nose was wet all of the time. Well, for dogs it’s just the opposite. They should be wet and a sign of a dry nose isn’t always a good one. Dogs secrete a thin layer of mucous that helps them absorb and take in many scents. When they lick their noses, they are essentially sampling the scent through their mouths.
- When Dalmatian puppies were born, they are originally purely all white. As they get older, their spots begin to develop. And you guessed it, no two Dalmatians are alike.
- Don’t worry, they’re not sick and it’s not a fever. The average and normal temperature for a dog is somewhere between 101 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit versus that of humans at 98.5 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Dogs have three eyelids – an upper lid, a lower lid, and the third lid, which is called a nictitating membrane or “haw.” It helps to keep the eye moist and protected.
- Speaking of their eyes, they also have a special membrane, called the tapetum lucidum, which allows them to see in the dark. They can wear their sunglasses at night!
- Wowsers! When puppies are born they have 28 teeth. As adult dogs, they have 42 teeth!
- Ever wonder why dogs kick after going to the bathroom? It’s because they are using the scent glands on their paws to mark their territory even more.
- Speaking of their paws, they sweat through their paws and that’s why they’ll sometimes be wet. In addition to sweating through their paw pads, dogs also pant as a means to cool themselves. A panting dog can take 300-400 breaths as compared to the normal 30-40.
We hope these fun facts have been entertaining and educational for you! If you’re in the market for Cockapoo puppies for sale, feel free to visit our available puppies page by clicking here!
We know exactly what it’s like to take home a new puppy!
They are simply adorable. Feel free to check out our available puppies page for more information! In this post, we are highlighting 5 more of our favorite cute dog breeds!
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
They are beautiful dogs, hands down. With stereotypical puppy dog eyes and long curly ears, they are simply undeniable. They are sweet natured and gentle and great around kids. They love to explore, sniff, and chase things. They have beautiful coats that will need daily brushing and professional grooming.
The Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkie puppies for sale in GA and across the country have easily become one of the most popular breeds in the United States. They are considered to rank high as one of the cute dogs for sale! They are tiny but brave and energetic. These loyal pups will love you forever! They need regular and professional grooming to keep their long coats healthy and shiny.
Those big, wide set, and soulful eyes draw you in every time! They are so cute to look and play with as long as and you’re not too rough. They are playful and comical and sometimes mischievous. They like to be the center of attention too so you’ve been warned about their command for the spotlight! Pugs are noisy little buggers. They wheeze and snore and snort! Try to limit their time outdoors in heat and humidity. The wrinkles in their cute faces need to be cleaned regularly to prevent skin infections.
The English Bulldog
They are downright jovial and pleasant. It doesn’t matter if they are somewhat intimidating initially because they are sweet as pie! English Bulldog puppies are cuddly and one of the best-looking adult dogs. Get some earplugs! They snore loudly and they make lots of noises when they’re awake. Like other short snout dogs, their time spent in heat and humidity should be limited and always monitored.
They’re little bodies are fluffy and they have such a pleasant face. They are full of energy and intelligence. If you want a guard dog, you’re in the right market! They will bark to alert you but they won’t attack! As we mentioned, they are barkers and they need regular grooming because of their thick coats.
Oh, the joy of having a dog!
Only a pet parent can truly understand. If you’re in the market for cute dogs for sale, then you’re at the right place. At Petland, we have a large variety of the cutest dog breeds. Whether they’re short and stout and long and lean, and we’ve got something in between! We believe that all dogs are cute, but here are 5 of our absolute favorites.
Beagles hail as one of America’s all-time favorite breeds. Besides their adorable faces and inquisitive nature, they are also very friendly and highly intelligent dogs, with a gentle nature. If you’ve got kids, they’re good to join your family. They bark and when they do, you’ll definitely know, because it’s more like a howl.
The French Bulldog
They’ve got bat-like ears and a short snout. They are absolutely one of the cutest of the small dog breed. Just taking one look at them and you’ll smile. Their faces are pretty unique and it matches their comedic personality. Do yourself a favor and get one of those cute dogs for sale you’ve been eyeing for so long. They snore and drool and make tons of noise! Because of their short snouts, they should be monitored in hot and humid conditions.
This is one of the cutest small dog breeds that come in a variety of sizes and colors, and hair lengths. What they all share in common are their short, petite and elongate bodies! They are affectionately nicknamed the “wiener dog,” or the “hot dog dog.” They may be little but they are surely lively and fearless. They are barkers.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Sturdy body. One-of-a-kind looks. Big and noticeable smile. Long body. Full of personality. Extremely intelligent. Easy to train. Perfect family pet. These are all qualities of the Corgi. They are also one of the top shedding breeds!
The Bernese Mountain Dog
For those who don’t want any small dog breeds, the Bernese is perfect. They’re big and beautiful and friendly. They’re incredibly calm and confident. They love the winter and being outdoors and they’re the perfect hiking companion. Maintaining their mane is a job! They have a naturally luxurious coat that will absolutely require frequent brushing and professional grooming.
Old Man Winter is definitely in the house!
Everyone in your family, including the furry ones, is feeling it. Is cabin fever creeping in slowly but surely? Are you wondering if you can take one of the Boxer puppies for sale that you recently purchased outside and for how long? Just as with summer, there are some seasonal dangers associated with winter. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean that you can’t still safely enjoy time outdoors with your pups. Well, we’ve put together 5 factors that affect your dog’s internal/external temperature.
Small dogs have larger surface area to volume ratios than that of larger dogs. So, basically the smaller the dog is, the more skin they have (which is in relation to their internal organs) whereby they lose heat. Essentially, the smaller the dog, the more susceptible they are to getting cold and faster.
Their Coat Color
If there is a clear and sunny day, dogs like our Boxer puppies for sale that have coats that are brown, black, brown, or any other dark colored dogs can absorb significant amounts of heat from sunlight. This keeps them warmer than lighter colored dogs.
Their Coat Type
This is pretty obvious, but we’re sharing it nonetheless. Dogs that have thick and double-layered coats can withstand colder climates. Pups like Siberian Huskies needn’t worry about freezing! Conversely, thinly-haired dogs like Dachshunds are more susceptible to feeling mother nature’s cold wrath more easily.
As much as we don’t want it, body fat is actually a great insulator. Dogs that are skinny, frail, or downright thin will most assuredly get colder quicker than those who are a bit heftier. This is probably the only benefit to being fat, so don’t go running out to thicken up one of the Boxer puppies for sale that you purchased. They are strong and muscular already!
Their Age and Health
Just as with humans, very young or very old dogs are not able to regulate their body temperatures as healthier ones. As a result, they will need extra protection from the cold climates
What we’ve outlined are our top five factors that contribute to the warmth of dogs. We hope it’s been helpful and useful in your day-to-day lives!