How to Feed a Puppy – How To Choose the Best Puppy Food?

Today we’re going to talk about dog nutrition and what you should look for in your puppy’s food.

Just like infants, puppies require different levels of nutrients than older dogs.

Physically puppies grow fastest during the first six months. The right nutrition is critical to support this rapid growth. That said, your puppy should only receive premium puppy food until he reaches his adult height and weight. That’s typically in the first year for small and medium breeds and can be up to two years for large and giant breeds.

One more thing to consider is that a puppy’s energy requirements can be nearly twice that of an adult dog. And since their stomachs are smaller they need more nutritionally dense food formulated just for puppies to help them meet their energy needs.

There are three types of food.

  1. Dry kibble.
  2. Semi-moist, which comes in sealed packages.
  3. Moist, or canned.

Most veterinarians and trainers recommend dry kibble food because of its fat content and the fact that wet food can spoil.

Dry kibble also helps with tartar control which is of particular importance for his developing teeth.

When you’re shopping for food, there a couple of things you want to look for and keep in mind.

  1. Look on the label for a statement that says formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO dog food NutrientProfiles for Growth.
  2. Read the ingredients list on the back of the package and look for real meat as the first ingredient.

Puppies grow the fastest during the first six months of life. And because growth rates differ among breed sizes, you need to feed a formula designed to address the needs of your puppy’s breed and size.
Ideally, puppy food should also contain animal-based protein for strong muscles. The protein requirement for growing poppies is higher than that for adult dogs. High-quality protein is critical for puppies to create new body tissue as they grow.

Calcium for healthy bones and teeth.

Iron for healthy blood.

DHA for the brain, central nervous system, and vision.

DHA is an essential ingredient found naturally in mother’s milk and is important for a baby’s neural development.

Just like a baby, your puppy’s ability to learn depends on healthy brain development. Probiotics for a healthy immune system, because 65% of your puppy’s immune system in its digestive tract. And high in calories for all the energy a puppy burns.

The nutritional needs for puppies differ for different breeds sizes.

Large breed puppies grow more quickly. Because of that, they need less calcium, so their bones don’t grow too fast.

Medium breed dogs need a careful balance of calories and nutrients to be sure that they don’t gain excess weight.

While small breed puppies need nutrient-dense food in small bites because their metabolism tends to be faster. And they have different energy needs than larger dogs.

Another important thing to know is that what is good for humans is not necessarily safe for animals. Because of proper nutrition is critical for optimal development, and because human food doesn’t offer the correct balance of nutrients puppies need. It is important to teach your whole family that feeding your puppy or your dog table scraps are a big no-no and a significant health hazard.

Now let’s talk about feeding schedules.
Just like babies, puppies do best on a regular schedule.

Schedules teach them that there are times to eat, times to play, and times to potty.

Obviously, the feeding schedule will largely be dictated by your personal schedule.

But no matter what, it is critical that puppies younger than four months be feed multiple times per day.

Depending on your puppies breed size at around six months you can start to limit feedings to twice a day.

Also keep in mind that eating soon followed by the urge to go to the bathroom.

If you work away from your house and are unable to feed and walk your puppy as often as needed, think to hire a dog walker or ask a neighbour to help you keep your puppy on his schedule.

For more information on house training, watch “How to house train your puppy.” Another important nutritional determinant is how much you were supposed to feed your developing puppy.  Even though the back of the puppy food bags usually has suggested portion sizes based on weight, they are not always right for your puppy.

So it’s best to pay attention to your puppy’s body and talk to your veterinarian.

Remember a fat puppy is not necessarily a healthy puppy.

Just as childhood obesity can lead to adult health issues in humans, monitoring a puppy’s weight is critical to ensure proper development.

Treats are another food source to consider when determining portion size.

It is important to limit operating to less than 10% of your puppy’s daily caloric intake. When selecting treats, hard chew treats are ideal because they improve dental health through gnawing. Also, try to save treating for training sessions to reward good behavior, but be careful not to overdo it.

For more information on training, watch our video “Puppy training basics.” The last part of puppy nutrition are going to talk about is water.

Puppies need fresh, clean water available at all times. You should change your puppy water often, at least once a day. Providing fresh, clean water greatly reduces the risk of disease, and therefore keeps your pet happy and healthy.

5 Exercise tips for rottweilers owners

Below you’ll find our best tips on how you can give your dog that excellent exercise in order to keep it calm. Restless dogs can be a hassle and that is especially true when it comes to rottweilers which are larger dogs with a lot of muscles and energy. This energy needs to be drained completely from time to time and they have a certain need for being outdoors a lot more than some other dog breeds.

 

1. Playing drains a lot more energy than just walking

dog-01-ma0169-01pThis is kind of self-explanatory, but it is very common for people to just walk their dogs. Exercising, training and playing with your dog will reduce its energy which will give you a more calm and stable dog. Often when people have problems with their dogs it is because the dog hasn’t been properly taken care of in terms of walks, training, and playing. Your dog needs to get activated both physically and mentally.

If you exercise your dog regularly and accurately you will be given so much in return. A stable and calm dog that listens to your every call.

2. Combine “walking” your dog with your own exercise

If you’re an active person yourself, don’t leave your dog at home. He/she can just as easily run beside you while you jog, or even if it’s just a power walk your dog will gladly tag along. This is your only friend who will never say no to you when asked if he/she is up for a jog. If possible try going into the woods for your next exercise or perhaps some interval training up and down a hill. You will drain your own energy and at the same time your dog/s will get to drain theirs. This will not only give you the above-mentioned calmness and stability, you two will strengthen your bond together.

3. Use various transportation to give your dog that extra exercise

Well we’ve all been there, haven’t we? Someone is staring at you from beside the door and might even give you a little gruff to let you know it’s time to go outside. Some days you’re just not up for an exercise or perhaps you’re recovering from yesterday’s exercise. Well, there are things that can help. There are a bunch of new fancy transportation tools that can help you out in these scenarios.
Perhaps just tie the leash to your bicycle and head out. If you’re to soar to even paddle then perhaps some of the more futuristic things might help you out. Like an electric scooter, or perhaps even an electric bicycle. You wouldn’t have to give much of an effort in order to give your dog a good workout.

4. Tracking consumes a lot of energy

Not all breeds are good at tracking but rottweilers are excellent at tracking and therefore you and your four-legged friend should utilize this. Make a track an hour before its time to go out, then let your dog try to find the thing you’ve made the track with. After a while, you’ll probably need to get a lot better at hiding things. This might not seem like an energy draining activity for your dog, but it really is. Tracking requires a lot of focus from your dog, there are so many senses activated at the same time and this drains your dog completely. Depending on how big a track you create the more energy it will consume. Likewise the harder you make it the tougher it will be for your dog.

5. Finding others with dogs needing exercise

This is probably the least energy consuming option for you, but the most energy consuming option for your dog. If you can find a playmate for your rottweiler they will create their own games and do things that come naturally to them. This consumes a lot of energy for them, but none for you. If you’re not a part of the game that is.
Dr. Spelman once said: “If you watch a group of dogs in this setting, they create their own games and expend their extra energy the way they choose too.”

 

That should give you plenty of ideas on what you and your four-legged friend can do and at least it should get that brain spinning creating new tweaked ways of having fun while getting fitter and more well balanced.

How to Make Dogs Love You?

Dogs are very loyal and intelligent animals. You can create lasting friendships with them. By providing structure for a dog, you can start earning its respect and, most importantly, its love.

Part 1: Integrating the Dog Into Your Home Establish yourself as the leader.

To gain a dog’s respect and to make it feel happy and secure, establish you as the leader. This helps your dog understand the pecking order of your home. If you have children, he should be below them in the house hierarchy. The owner or primary caretaker of the dog should be at the top, and your dog should respect this leader. This will ensure a happy home where both you and your dog are safe.
Dogs are pack animals who feel secure when they are being taken care of by someone they respect. This means they can follow someone else’s orders and someone else will make the decision while taking care of them and keeping them secure.

Be consistent.

There’s nothing more frustrating for a dog than an owner who can’t make up her mind. Dogs like structure and rules, so things are predictable, and therefore, less confusing or stressful. By establishing boundaries for your dog, they feel secure and loved. By praising your dog when he consistently follows the rules, you increase his confidence, show him he’s loved, and make him eager to please you. By being consistent and establishing boundaries for the dog, he will come to respect and love you.

Dogs don’t understand exceptions.

If you don’t want your dog eating human food while you’re at the table or laying on the furniture, don’t let him do it at all. Your dog won’t understand the concept of a special occasion. Don’t let a dog up on to the bed one day and then get mad when he jumps up on the bed the next day while muddy.

The dog doesn’t understand the difference.

Use single word commands like “sit” and “stay” and stick to them.

Don’t use “stay” one day and “wait” the next. If you teach a dog to lie down by saying “down,” don’t teach him to get off of the couch by saying “down. “He’ll think you want him to lie down; use “off” instead.

Socialize your dog.
Dogs are social, so they need to be socialized with other people and other dogs. They love going places with you and taking them along to meet people and animals show that you love them. Plus, he will learn to be friendly to both if he is familiar with them.

Dogs are pack animals, and they love being with their pack.

Take them on rides in the car, take them to the park with you, and even take them on vacation. This not only helps the dog not be bored but shows him you love him.

Part 2: Teaching Your Dog Speak in your dog’s language.

Dogs don’t communicate the way humans do. They don’t understand words, beyond a simple command. They understand body language.

Learn how to read your dog’s body language. More important, pay special attention to your body language.  This is especially important when you are training your dog. Your body will speak louder than your words.

Teach the dog good behaviors. One way to bond with your dog is to teach him good behaviors. This includes things like “sit” and “stay. ” You also want to teach the dog not to do negative behaviors. This may include not biting another dog or person, not running off, or not being aggressive.

Use a calm tone.

Talk to your dog. When you speak to your dog, talk in a warm, calm tone.

Don’t yell or be angry. Let the dog hear and sense affection from your tone of voice. Remember that dogs pay as much attention to body language as words. Make sure you always pay attention to what your body is doing while you are interacting with your dog.

Use positive reinforcement.

When training your dog, use positive reinforcement instead of punishment. Dogs learn much better this way.

Always reward good behavior. Give them praise, petting, and treats when they do something correctly. They will choose these behaviors and feel secure and happy knowing what to do. Make sure to do this quickly.

Don’t fawn.

Giving dogs treats as a reward encourages them to behave well if the treats with the to good behavior. Be sure to use the variety of rewards – not just food treats, but toys, attention, games, and activities. Use positive praise with a happy voice and back scratches.

Reprimand, don’t punish.

When the dog does something wrong, or if he does not perform a command correctly, don’t punish him. He might not understand what you mean. Instead, show the dog the correct action. Use scolding or corrections, but never raise your voice or hit the dog.

Don’t hit.

Your hands shouldn’t be used for hitting. Shake the collar, give a leash correction,or help the dog into the correct position. Make sure to give the reprimand with authority. When the dog does what you want, praise and reward him.

Be fair and tough.

Think about it as tough love. Don’t get angry, but expect the dog to obey you. For example, if your dog starts barking and you say no and it stops, don’t punish the dog for barking. Instead reward the dog for stopping.

Part 3: Taking Care of Your DogGive your dog affection at the proper time.

Any love you give your dog needs to be given at the right moment.  You should use love as positive reinforcement for good behavior.

If you give affection when the dog is doing the wrong behavior, you will be teaching the dog that bad behavior is okay. Give your dog affection after exercise, feeding, obeying a command, changing behavior, or calming down. Don’t give love when the dog is angry, irritated, whining, begging, or breaking the rules.

Pet your dog.

Petting your dog is a great bonding experience, but make sure you do it correctly. Most dogs don’t like being patted or touched on the head because this is a show of dominance. Instead, scratch the dog behind the ears. Or pet the dog on the back or rear right near the tail. You can also try scratching your dog under the chin or on the belly. Exercise caution when hugging your dog. Manydogs will take that as a sign of dominance and feel threatened. Other dogs may love it. Watch your dog’s body language to figure out which he prefers.

Give the dog treats.

One way to make your dog love you is by givinghim treats. Remember, you should only give dogs treats as a reward for good behavior. Before giving the dog a treat, ask him to sit, stay, or obey another command. Treats should be used as positive reinforcement.

Exercise your dog.

Dogs with pent up energy tend to become destructive and depressed. You want to make sure you walk him every day. When you go for a walk, keep the leash loose so, the dog knows you are calm and relaxed. While you two are walking, let the dog smell and explore. On these walks, go slower and longer. This gives your dog some mental and sensory stimulation he craves and enjoys. Dogs need daily exercise to keep them healthy. But it is also an activity they enjoy.

Taking them outside for walks, playing games withthem, and allowing them to exercise shows that you love them because you let them do fun things. This also helps keep your dog mentally stimulated and healthy, which keeps him happy and shows you love him.

Spend time with your dog.

It is important for you to do joint activities with your dog. This includes daily exercise, obedience classes, grooming, or playing. Play controlled running, chasing, and fetch games with your dog. Don’t tease your dog by covering it with a blanket or pulling its tail.

Be near your dog.

Spending time with your dog doesn’t always mean cuddling. They love to sleep next to you or by your feet. They also love to cuddle. Balance how you spend time with your dog so they always feel loved.

Give your dog outlets.

Just like you, your dog gets stressed, bored, or frustrated and needs an outlet. Get your dog safe chew toys. Try hiding treats or cheese bits in them when you are gone to work to give him something to do. If he digs, make him a “dig box” (a wooden frame in the ground, filled with soft dirt, this saves your yard!).

Feed your dog.

Feeding your dog is an essential chore, but you can make it a bonding experience. Give your dog healthy, tasty food. This shows that you care and loves the dog. Even try cooking for your dog if you have the time and interest.

Groom your dog.

Another way to bond with your dog is to groom him. Give him baths, brush him, and keep him clean. Grooming is a way for you to spend time with your dog and a way for you to touch your dog, which shows affection. Give your dog belly rubs. Your dog loves to be touched. It’s one ofthe ways he communicates. Give your dog a belly rub to show him you love him. If youhave some extra time, give him a massage.

Start by rubbing his coat and skin below the neck in circles. Make your way down his back and flank.

He’ll love you for it.

10 Heroic Dogs That Saved People’s Lives | REAL LIFE HEROES

10 Heroic Dogs that Saved Lives During the war, dogs and soldiers are tracking down people, finding explosives and other K9 specific tasks.

  1. One dog named Buster a springer spaniel went above, and beyond his call of duty during the five tours, he served in Iraq, Bosnia and Afghanistan. Sadly he passed away recently at the age of 13 (July 17, 2015) during his time with Britain’s Ministry of Defense Dog Unit Buster saved thousands of lives. He was the asniffer dog which is the nickname given to K9 to go through intensive training in the armed explosive search
  1. One of Busters most heroic feat was tracking down suicide vests during a house raid along with the vest’s makers and potential suicide bombers In 2012 Buster receive the cross friends for life award His human partner RAF Police Sergeant Will Barrow wrote a book titled “Buster, the military dog who saved a thousand lives” detailing their time spent together. Their home is burned they can thank their dog for alerting them and firefighters for putting out the fire. when they got here they saw flames shooting out of the home in the garage area and here’s a great part: the homeowners were already outside. The reason why is the dog. My dog woke me up when he was trying to bark I thought that something is going on
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  1. That’s him; that’s Champ. He is the one who saved us! A female dog from the Philippines saved the lives of two young girls after she threw herself in front of a speeding motorcycle to shield them from getting hit.

Both the girls and the motorcyclist sustained minor injuries however the dog was seriously injured in lost its snout and upper jaw in the accident.

  1. A seven-year-old boy was walking home from school in Siberia when he heard barking. It came from a nearby shaft. When he got to the shaft, he saw a dog trapped at the bottom The young boy desperate to save the stray dog reached and tried to climb down to rescue him. Unfortunately, he also slipped down to 3-meter shaft. His shouts for help were in vain as the shaft muffled the noise the young boy was later noticed missing, and a 200-strong team of workers went out searching for him the young boy and dog were found3 days later after road workers heard exhausted barks from the shaft. when they peered inside the dog was covering the young boy to keep him warm the dog saved the young boy from hypothermia.
  1. The stray dogs since disappeared and had never been seen again eight-year-old pit bull named Lily saved the life of her master Christine Spain by pulling her out of the path of an oncoming train. Spain had passed out on the railroad tracks in Massachusetts although the owner survived and was unhurt the train struck the poor dog, and her front leg had to be amputated.
  1. He’s walking a blindfolded apprentice instructor the training supervisor walks along. In no time a car careened down the sidewalk, and he reacts fast. O’Neil (dog) kind of reacted just before me wondering what was going on and I think he heard something before the pop of the window Maybe the tires were going up on the car which was pretty incredible. He actually turned around and saw it. He shouted, so I turned around just slightly after that I see this car coming up backward behind me and no time to think except just get out in their this all happened on Jan Fourth Streets policy. .
  1. Say a 93-year-old woman was attempting to park they put a car in reverse the accelerated barreling down the sidewalk Kilo, a 12-year-old pitbull from Staten Island was shot in the head while he was trying to protect his owner from a home invasion, fortunately, the dog survived as the bullet went into a skull and exited from his neck Kilos owner Justin Becker couldn’t be grateful enough and in an interview with CBS said he’s a hero he saved my life he went to protect me any did his job the house in Melbourne Australia caught fire.
  1. A woman, her three children, and their dog managed to escape The family also had another dog that refused to leave the house that dog name Leo was found by firefighters passed out from smoke inhalation an intense heat was guarding kittens. Leo later had to be revived by firefighters using oxygen and a heart massage because he refused to leave the house until the kittens were safe. Leo has since been calledLeo the Lion Heart When Leo came around he rushed to kittens and licked them with joy.
  1. A dog in Kazakhstan died while saving his owner’s life the pooches 48-year-old owner consumed a bottle of hard alcohol before passing out and some railroad tracks a law enforcement official states: Upon seeing the train the dog started pulling its owner away however it was a little too late the dog managed to save its master butdied when it back paws were run over by the train.
  1. shelter dog adopted six years ago possibly saving the lives of his owners nine weeks old daughter Duke jumped onto his owners bed in the middle of the night and started shaking and behaving strangely the family sense that something wasn’t right and went to check on the baby they found out that she was not breathing and called the ambulance immediately Fortunately the infant is doing well now.

Top 5 dangerous dogs

Number 5 – Dogo Argentino

The Dogo Argentino is a large, white, muscular dog that was developed in Argentina primarily for the purpose of big-game hunting, including wild boar, and puma. Though adamant and athletic, the Dogo was bred to be non-aggressive towards humans. Nevertheless, it is illegal to own a Dogo in the United Kingdom under their Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991.

Number 4 – Gull Dong

The Gull Dong (also known as the Pakistani Bull Dog) is a cross breed between the Gull Tarrier and the Bully Kutta. Incredibly robust and powerful, the Dong was specifically bred as a fighting dog and is known to be very aggressive and difficult to control.

Number 3 – Tosa Inu

The Tosa Inu is a large dog with some variations weighing anywhere between 130 to 200 lbs and can reach heights of 24.5 to 32 inches. Originally bred to be a fighting dog, it is considered dangerous and legally restricted in some countries.

Number 2 – Rottweiler

Rottweilers are a powerful breed with well-developed genetic herding and guarding instincts.

As with any breed, potentially dangerous behavior in Rottweilers usually results from irresponsible ownership, abuse, neglect, or lack of socialization and training. Nevertheless, the Rottweiler’s strength is something that should not be overlooked.

Number 1 – Pit bull

The term ‘pit bull’ encompasses certain breeds of dog from the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Staffordshire bull terrier, the American Staffordshire terrier, and the American Bulldog.

Originally bred for baiting bulls and bears the majority of their breeds were also used for dog fighting in various parts of the world and is considered as the most dangerous dog in America.

Rottweiler

Today we will see the Rottweiler History. In the year 73 before Christ

The Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty sent Roman legions southwest of what is now Germany, near the Black Forest in a strategic point where several travel routes crossed and there he founded what was to become a city, which was called Arae Flaviae the city served as a fortified outpost and as a passage for legions would venture in lands further north of achievements.

To feed all the soldiers, herds of animals accompanying them, and to protect these herds, They were used dogs that were probably the dog Molossus which was also called Canes Pugnaces (or Canis Pugnax) by the Romans and in addition to shepherding flocks and protect against attack by predators, also helped the troops in the wars.

Around the year 260 after Christ, the Germanic people Swabian managed to take control of the city, expelling the Romans who ended up leaving most of their dogs who were just crossing with native breeds such as the Bullenbeisser, for example, an extinct German hunting dog. This ended up giving rise to a new dog of various size.
Under control of the people of Swabia, the city now has as main activities agriculture and livestock.

They realized the ability of dogs to deal with animal and its immense usefulness in other functions, and they made them indispensable at work. The expulsion of the Romans also took the city change it probably has several red-roofed buildings, just receiving the nickname “Das rote will” which means “red roof.” And it was later adapted to the Rottweil name.

The city became an important cattle trade canter and butchers in the region used these dogs enough that for this reason became known as “Rottweiler Metzgerhund” which means “Rottweil butcher’s dog.” These dogs were extremely useful as herding dogs, draft dog and watchdog values and property until the late 19th century when herding with dogs was banned Added to this. They began to use other animals to pull and use trains to transport. This all contributed to the decline of the race; that useless almost reached total extinction.

In the early 20th century there was only one adult female of the breed, and to rescue the Rottweiler some enthusiasts had to cross this bitch with dogs of similar breeds.

The breeds used in the rescue were never declared but it is believed to have used the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog race, which It has similarity and ancestry in common with the Rottweiler, and probably also the Beauceron, a French cowboy race, and ancient origin.

Having just succeeded in generating a good number of copies a group of breeders got together and founded the DRK club 13 January 1914.

The club already had about 500 dogs and used as the main player the dog “Lord von Der Tech” but the first dog registered in the club “Russ von brukenbuckel.”

The DRK members sought to produce excellent working dogs for functions such for example guard, and they did not care about the look of dogs.

On April 27, 1915, was founded another club, SDRK soon after changed its name to IRK and aimed pradonizar Rottweiler by appearance or IRK already had about three thousand copies and was based a male dog called “Ralph von Neckar.”

There were also other clubs dedicated to race various parts of Germany, and in 1921 all clubs joined forming ADRK, which is still the club most important race in the world and said all Rottweiler creation rules. Before binding, the tail cutting is not done by most farmers.

The Rottweiler was recognized by the international federation cinológicao on June 19, 2000.
Varieties: as well as in several working breeds the Rottweiler has more geared lines for dog shows, and other directed to the function mainly for guard duty. It is interesting to mention that today there is a strange trend developed dogs with very short muzzles Stop and exaggerated, no reason works, l than satisfy personal preferences creators.

It is also important to address the issue of such “American Rottweiler” This term was originally used to designate American strains Rottweiler, but today it is also used to name mongrel dogs without defined origin, born in the states united and lembrma a little Rottweiler, but do not belong to the race.

Physical characteristics: Colour always black with brown marks any white spot, in addition to being unacceptable, it is also seen as a sign of interbreeding Height.

Height: The height of the male ranges 61-68 cm at the withers and females between 56 and 63 centimeters. The current standard considers the ideal height of 65-66 cm for males is 60 to 61 cm for females.

Weight: standard reports that male’s peso 50 kilograms and females approximately 42 kg.

General characteristics and temperament:

Rottweiler is an active, intelligent dog brave, alert, loyal, trainable and eager for work. It is a dog that likes to have a function. It is very protective and both territorialism against humans and against animals.
It is suspicious of strangers, the feature that makes it an excellent watchdog males tend to be very dominant and therefore are not suitable for new owners. Male or female may also have difficulty getting along with dogs same sex. This feature is more exacerbated in males. Socialization with other dogs as a puppy is essential.

Use:  Rottweiler can be used as a police dog, military dog, and dog-guard residence. It can also be used as the herding dog.

Health: The most common disease reported in Rottweiler is hip dysplasia so before purchasing a puppy is important to check the x-ray of the parents. These dogs can also be affected other joint problems and heart diseases, skin allergies and hypothyroidism and to develop gastric dilation, mainly in the case of heavier dogs. Its coat does not require regular brushing.

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