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Shih Tzu tips

Posted by: Kathy  /  Category: How to care for your Shih-Tzu puppy

Shih Tzu

All About Taking Care, Housebreaking & Training Your Shih Tzu…
So Your Dog Correctly Bonds With You to Become a True Friend For Life

Everyone is attracted to Shih Tzus when they see them as adorable puppies, but it is important to take the time to research the Shih Tzu to see if it is right for you.

Early training is required for this smart but headstrong dog. Shih Tzus can be somewhat difficult to housebreak so consistency and enforcement will be required to achieve a good result. They are excellent with all children and never seem to run out of energy for play. The Shih Tzu may be too much for older adults as their needs for attention can seem limitless while young.

Expenses should be considered when choosing Shih Tzu since their coat requires constant care and regular brushing and bathing are necessary between professional grooms as well.

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Puppies for Sale in Ohio

Posted by: Kathy  /  Category: How to care for your Shih-Tzu puppy

Puppies for Sale in Ohio

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Guidelines for Purchasing Puppies:

Be sure that you are ready for a puppy.  This includes asking yourself some hard questions.  Do you have the time to spend with your puppy?  Will you be able to train it, groom it, and excercise it?  Do you have the money to take care of a dog? Do you have the patience necessary to train and love a dog?

Choosing a Breed:

When you choose a breed, you need to be sure you have fully researched that breed and have an understanding of the characteristics of the breed.  Consider if you want a breed that is small or large.  Do you want a dog that barks a lot or doesn’t?  Will your dog be inside, outside, or both?  Do you have the space for an outside dog?  Do you need a dog that is friendly with children?  Do you want a long-haired or short-haired dog?  Are you concerned about shedding?  Do you want a dog that needs a lot or a little exercise?  Have you researched whether the dog breed you are interested in has any health concerns?

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Cost of a Puppy:

Puppies can cost a lot of money.  First, you have the initial cost of the puppy.  The cost varies, depending on where you get your puppy.  The SPCA usually has puppies, and sometimes you can find people who are giving away puppies.  Others may want to go the more expensive route of purchasing from a reputable breeder.  In that case, the puppy may cost you hundreds of dollars.  Some people even spend over a thousand dollars for a puppy.  Your puppy will need annual shots.  Your puppy will need id collar, bowls, and leashes.  Your puppy will need visits to the vet for preventative care.  In addition, you never know what may happen to your dog.  You may have an emergency.  Don’t forget the dog food.  Be sure that you are financially responsible and ready to pay for a puppy.

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Caring for Your Puppy:

Your puppy is going to need daily care.  You will need to maintain a proper diet and excercise program for your dog.  He will need daily grooming.  He will need obedience training, either from you or from a professional.  You need to make sure that your dog is properly restrained.  That means if they are outside, they are either restrained by a leash or chain or with an electric or regular fence that keeps them in.  Also, be aware that a barking dog can be a nuisance to others.

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This website has a variety of advertisements for different breeds of dogs.  Each breeder’s advertisement includes a short description of the breeder’s philosophy regarding their practices as well as a picture of the type of dog they sell, the breeder’s phone number, email, and link to their website.  This is a very comprehensive website, as it has links to breeders of german shepherds, mentmore spaniels, labradoodles, jack russels, poodles, yorkshire terriers, mastiffs, samoyeds, shih tzus, chihuahuas, shelties, bulldogs, min pins, and more.  The photographs on this website really make you want to adopt a new puppy.  This is a very concise and well done website that will help you on your search.  The breeders listed are exclusively Ohio breeders.


When is a Puppy Fully Grown?

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When is a Puppy Fully Grown?

Those small faces and big shiny eyes can be impossible to resist in the first weeks after your dog’s puppies are born. However, as those puppies begin to age and get larger and more destructive you may begin to wish that your puppy would stop being so cute and start being more like an adult dog. That’s when you’ll begin to wonder: “When is a puppy fully grown?”
A puppy not yet full grown

The Puppy Stages

You can draw some comparisons between the stages in a puppy’s life and those in the development of a human baby. The bright side is puppies are definitely adults long before they reach 18 years of age but that may not help you much when you get into some of the more difficult periods in your puppy’s life.

But let’s not jump ahead.

When your puppy is first born, he will go through a transitional period. He will go through lots of changes during those first three weeks, including being able to walk, to open his eyes, and to act like a small dog. During this early period, he won’t really know there is a world outside of his mother and his siblings.

After about the third week, your puppy will suddenly start realizing there is more to his environment than what he imagined. His senses will rapidly develop and allow him to increase his interactions with his canine family and with his human family. Unfortunately, this is a critical time for the puppy’s future. Bad experiences at this time can actually stay with the puppy and determine the type of adult dog he will become.

Between the fourth and seventh weeks, your puppy will begin learning something new. At this point, his mother and siblings will begin to teach him etiquette. When he begins to play too rough or bite inappropriately, she will correct him. These early corrections can help the dog learn the social skills he will need as he starts interacting with humans and other animals.

Up until about three months of age, your puppy will be having one new experience after another. By ensuring that most, if not all, of those experiences are positive you can create a dog who is less fearful and nervous as an adult. Be careful about your interactions with the puppy as well.

Gaining Independence; Moving Towards Adulthood

After about three months, you will probably really start to look for an answer to that question: “When is a puppy fully grown?”

That’s when your puppy enters the toddler stage of development. He wants to explore the world on his own. He won’t necessarily listen to you either. At this point, you might want to begin introducing some obedience commands and regaining your control in the relationship.

Things will probably get a bit worse before they get better because your dog will start teething and will be irritable. He will also chew on anything he can get his mouth around.

By six months, your puppy will be well on his way to adulthood. The transition from puppy to adult dog varies among different breeds but by the time your little puppy celebrates his second birthday he will officially be no longer a baby.


The Daily Puppy news

Posted by: Kathy  /  Category: How to care for your Shih-Tzu puppy

Stages of Puppy Teeth

by Jennifer Uhl | Jul 15, 2009

Puppies are initially born without teeth. They do not receive their first puppy teeth until they reach the age of between six and eight weeks old. They grow a total of 28 teeth, which are known as baby teeth or deciduous teeth. The first teeth that fall out are the incisor teeth, followed by the premolars and the canines. Puppies do not have molar teeth, only premolars. Their upper and lower canine teeth are at the back of their mouths and are larger. Their upper and lower incisor teeth are located in the middle. read more

How to Apply Borax to Kill Fleas in Yards

by Annie Wang | Jul 15, 2009

Fleas in a yard or field may bother cats and dogs and especially larger animals, such as horses. Borax is an inexpensive, easy way to kill outdoor fleas. Mixed with diatomaceous earth and salt, borax kills fleas by dehydrating them. read more

Puppy Training Hints

by LReynolds | Jul 15, 2009

Puppy training strategies are often absolute: use treats; never use treats; reward good behavior only; punish bad behavior. Proponents of each theory are often absolute about its effectiveness. Whatever system you use, be consistent. read more

Iams Dog Food Review

by Kristie Macris | Jul 15, 2009

Iams produces several types of canned and dried dog food for all life stages of a pet’s life–from puppies to senior dogs–including premium and veterinary formulas. Which type of Iams dog food you choose will depend on your pet’s breed, size and health. Each dry food formula comes in different kibble sizes, including MiniChunk for smaller dogs. Ingredients vary drastically in the various Iams formulas, so a little research will pinpoint the best formula for your dog. read more

What Are the Treatments for Hair Loss in Puppies?

by Melissa Voelker | Jul 15, 2009

There are many reasons that a puppy may experience hair loss. In some cases it can be caused by an allergic reaction to food or its environment, while in other cases it could be because of a behavioral problem such as obsessive licking. If your puppy experiences hair loss, it is important to have it checked by a veterinarian so that the appropriate method of treatment can be prescribed as soon as possible. read more

How to Potty Train a Puppy Using Vinegar Water

by Adrienne Warber | Jul 15, 2009

Potty training a puppy with vinegar water can make training more effective. After your puppy has an accident in the house, he may return to the same spot to potty. Even if you clean the spot with regular soap, the dog may still smell his scent unless you also neutralize the odor. White vinegar is a chemical-free way to disinfect and neutralize the odor of urine and feces. Use a mixture of vinegar and water to house train your puppy. read more

How to Make Organic Flea Dog Shampoo

by Yvette Pryce | Jul 15, 2009

Bathing your dog with a chemical-laden flea shampoo may get rid of fleas but may not be the healthiest option for your dog or your household. Pet shops now sell high-end organic flea shampoos infused with essential oils, but that might not be the best option for your pocketbook. However, you can combine affordability with health by mixing up your own organic flea shampoo, which will repel fleas while leaving your dog smelling fresh. read more

Potty Training Praise for Puppies

by Elizabeth Holli Wood | Jul 15, 2009

Puppies are truly adorable—until they make that first mess on your rug. It is important to start potty training your pup from the moment you bring her home to avoid letting your puppy develop bad habits that will be harder to break when she gets older. In order to potty train or “house break” your pup, you have to offer your puppy a little incentive to do good. This means praising your dog when she does well, and denying praise when she has an accident. read more

Beagle Puppy Training

by Glyn Sheridan | Jul 15, 2009

Your beagle puppy descends from a long line of English hunting hounds, selected and bred for his outstanding sense of smell and congenial personality. As an adult, your beagle will reach a height of between 13 and 15 inches and will weigh approximately 20 lbs. Your beagle puppy will form a loyal bond with you and your family and he will be a fine companion animal, but his intrinsic sense of the hunt makes training challenging. Early socialization and obedience training will help you control your beagle’s natural urge to chase anything that moves. read more

Fastest Way to Potty Train a Puppy

by Tricia Goss | Jul 15, 2009

You decided your family was ready for a dog and have adopted the world’s most adorable puppy. That is, until he piddled in the middle of your living room carpet. You suddenly realize that owning a dog is a big responsibility and so you prepare yourself to clean up some messes, but now all you want to do is potty train your new furry friend—fast. read more

Dangers of Flea Medication

by Andie Francese | Jul 15, 2009

Flea and tick medications are common treatments for pets. They are often sold over the counter and applied to millions of pets ever year; however, flea medication carries a myriad of risks to both pets and owners. The medications are filled with toxic chemicals (they kills fleas and ticks, after all). If they are not applied to extreme caution, serious complications and possibly death may occur. read more

What Bones are Safe to Give to a Dog?

by Sandra Petersen | Jul 15, 2009

Owners have fed their dogs bones for years and delighted in seeing how their pets seemed to enjoy their treats. However, questions have recently arisen over whether raw bones are safe or if dogs need bones at all. read more


Socializing Puppy

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Socializing Puppy

The great big world seems even bigger to brand-new puppies. You can help your pup learn to be brave and friendly by proper socializing him to new people, places, and experiences.

Although it is vital that you take your puppy out to experience the world, you must wait until he is fully vaccinated to get him out and about. There are lots of dangerous and even deadly diseases that your dog can pick up from other dogs, and even from the ground they walk on.

Safe Visits
Since your not-yet vaccinated puppy really shouldn’t go out into the world until he is vaccinated, you can bring a little of the world in to him. Invite friends, especially friends with well-behaved children, over to play nicely with your pup. These initial interactions with strangers will help to form your puppy’s future feelings about meeting people who aren’t family. Just make sure visitors wash their hands thoroughly before playing with your unvaccinated puppy. Also, make sure visitors leave their shoes by the door. Diseases like parvo or kennel cough can be carried in from the ground on people’s shoes.

Play, Play, Play

Spend LOTS of time playing with your puppy. This is your chance to cement your relationship with your pooch from day one. Show your dog you are calm, assertive, and loving from the very start and you’ll be in good shape. Remember to discourage any behavior you don’t want your dog to display from the very first time. Puppies nipping at your hands may seem harmless, but if you encourage it, or let it continue happen, you may end up with a nipping adult dog, and that isn’t so cute.

Figure out what motivates your pup. Some pups are most motivated by food, some by toys, and others by affection. Once you know what really gets your pup excited, use it to praise him for calm, submissive behavior in every new situation. Give him lots and lots of verbal praise every time he approaches a new situation without fear.

Different People
Once your puppy is fully-vaccinated, take him out to lots of dog-friendly places, and introduce him to people. Make sure he gets to meet lots of different people. Try to let him meet men, women, tall people, short people, people with facial hair, and people with different colored skin. This will help your pup be friendly with strangers and avoid aggression out of fear.

Different Ages
Let your pup meet both adults and children. Children and adults generally have a very different manner around animals. Children tend to have less respect for boundaries; they tend to move more erratically, and are often louder.

Different Animals
It is a good idea to introduce your dog to different animals as well. Dogs who are made familiar with animals like cats, ferrets or rabbits as puppies tend to have less prey drive. This means they will be less likely to chase or attack the family bunny or the neighbor’s cat

Vet Visits
Help your dog get comfortable with going to the vet by taking him for visits when he isn’t getting poked or prodded. Give his favorite treat or toy to an employee and let them play with and reward him. If he thinks the vet is a fun place where he will receive praise, he will be a lot less likely to fear it.


Selecting a puppy

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Selecting a Dog » Considerations in Choosing the Right Dog So, you think you want a dog. Before you rush out and select one, there are many things to consider. Dog ownership is a big responsibility and one that deserves careful thought and planning. You want to select the dog that?s right for you, so spend some time thinking about the following issues. First of all, do you want a puppy or are you willing to take in a full grown dog? Puppies are a lot of fun, but they can also require a great deal of energy in training. There are many older dogs in need of a home; shelters and pet shops are full of them. Take a look, because you may find your perfect match is not a tiny puppy but a full grown dog. Do you have a large yard or fenced area where a dog can run and play? Or do you live in a small apartment where a dog will likely have only sporadic access to the out of doors? The size of your living space may dictate the size of the dog you select. Do you travel a lot? You may need to select a dog that will adjust well to your long absences and be agreeable to having occasional pet-sitters. In fact, you may prefer the idea of getting more than one dog; when owners are not at home multiple dogs can provide needed companionship (and keep each other out of trouble). Are you looking for a dog as a playmate for your children? Care must be taken, as not all dogs are equally suitable for kids. Will you be caring for the dog yourself or will this be a chore assigned to your children? Again, the level of interaction required by children may dictate the choices you make when selecting a dog. What kind of dog do you want? Do you require a special breed or are you willing to adopt a mixed breed? Many people believe mixed breeds can have a more agreeable personality and better physical health because they lack some of the health risks found in some specialized breeds. If you want a purebred dog, there are many articles on this web site to help you choose which one is right for you. There are more than 170 dog breeds to choose from and each has special behavioral and physical characteristics that set them apart from the ?pack.?


The Shih Tzu puppy

Posted by: Kathy  /  Category: How to care for your Shih-Tzu puppy

Once bred to be a companion dog to the Chinese royalty, the dog carries its elegance of royalty as it has entered the homes of Americans across the United States.

The Shih Tzu puppy is a great addition to any home. A small lap dog, the pet is perfect for the elderly as well. The Shih Tzu is friendly enjoys being pampered and having the attention of their owners. While the Shih Tzu does have an aura being a bit arrogant they also are very devotions and loving. The puppies are adaptable and will get along well in many situations. You will not have a problem with a dog that is not willing to stand up for itself as they spark right to their own defense. However, the Shih Tzu is rated among some of the lowest degree of working/obedience intelligence among breeds as it ranks number 70 in Stanley Coren’s The Intelligence of Dogs.

The puppies are loyal to their owners and on the protective side. You will find that they will bark when someone is at the door and sense trouble.

To start your search for your Shih Tzu begin at Shih Tzu puppies available. Shih Tzu!

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