DOGS ARE FAMILY
DOGS ARE FAMILY
Things to think about on your new dog or puppy. If your dog will be living in the house or
outside. If your dog will be living inside, if no doggie door is available (which is the best option if
possible to install) for this dog to go outside to do his or her business, then you will need to do
some training on this new dog to wait for you to take outside or take for a walk. You could also
use puppy pads in case of an accident if the dog or puppy could not wait for you for some
reason. It’s always better to lay down some puppy pads in the beginning just in case of
accidents. It’s always better to be safe than sorry instead of getting angry with your dog or
puppy. But, you will need patience through this training process.
Also, make sure your new dog or puppy has adequate food and water throughout the day.
You could train a dog to eat at certain times and a certain amount of food everyday.
Always want to read your dog food bag according to weight of dog as to how much food that dog
is to eat on a daily base this is for the dog not to become malnutrition.
If you have a dog that is just a nibbler then you could just leave food out 24/7 and they will just
nibble when they want.
If your dog will be living outside? If it’s just a family dog and living outside, STOP this dog is
to be part of the family and not just living outside. My question for you then is why are you
getting a dog? A dog has feelings too, they need to be loved. Sure, they are there to protect, but
they will still protect in the house. Make them part of your family. Now, on the other hand there
are outside dogs that know they are bred for this. These dogs are usually found on farms or
ranches of all sizes and the bigger the place the more dogs you might have.
These dogs are Livestock Guardian Dogs. These dogs are use to be living outside and being close to the
livestock that they are protecting against predators. These dogs also need adequate food and
water. Their food and water is best to keep in a lifted tray or enclosed food and water bottles to
keep bugs and ants out of their food and water. These dogs also need adequate shade and
cover because of the weather, sun out or if raining or snowing they need a dry place to go in to.