Archive for March, 2017

  • How to successfully integrate your Golden retriever puppies in a new environment

    The Golden Retriever puppies for sale in Los Angeles are a great option for pet lovers looking to add a new dog to their family. There are some basic things that you need to do before bringing the puppy home, such as getting a new crate, dishes, beds, and even toys, as these items should not be shared. But it is not always possible to tell whether the integration has been successful until some time has passed.

     

    After a few weeks, it is not unusual for your Golden Retriever to exhibit new behaviors that are different from when you first spotted him on sale in Los Angeles.

     

    Why does your new dog’s behavior suddenly change?

    For a pet owner, it seems like the temperament of your Golden Retriever suddenly changes, and the new personality is not always delightful. For instance, a pet that was previously timid and obedient may suddenly become aggressive and obnoxious, and start attacking other animals in the house. When your new dog refuses to respond to cues, the new attitude can be attributed to the signals that your family gave him in those first days and weeks when he came home.

     

    If you notice your puppy behaving differently from the relationship you established at first, it is usually because of your pet’s response to the adjustments that he has had to make. Basically, everything that your puppy was used to has suddenly changed. The result is that your puppy shuts down (a little or a lot) as he tries to take in and establish himself in the new environment.

     

    Dogs also tend to change depending on the cues and signals first given by their owners with regard to their new environment. For instance, if you don’t set any limits on the behaviors of your new pet, he will probably assume that he’s free to do as he likes, and is in charge. Fortunately, you can train your Golden Retriever puppy to behave properly and obey boundaries.

     

    How to correct bad behavior patterns

    The best way to make the transition period smooth for your new pet is by making a strict and sustainable plan that goes into play the instant he comes home. Starting with lax rules and then changing them later will only strain the relationship you’re building by adding to the feelings of instability and confusion that your pet is currently feeling.

     

    As you shop for a Golden Retriever puppy in Los Angeles, also create a plan to implement as soon as he gets home. Ensure that feeding, walks, and play times are properly scheduled and predictable, and that any behavior expectations are enforced immediately. Dogs prefer predictable and stable environments because they associate them with their survival and safety.

     

    Lastly, help your new pet understand the behaviors that you condone and those you don’t like. Besides telling him “No”, also guide him towards what he should do instead so he can learn.

  • Tips For Grooming Your Husky Puppy Coat Year Round

    If you have been searching for husky puppies for sale in Los Angeles, it is important that you start familiarizing yourself with the grooming needs of your new pet to keep his double coat looking great. This means educating yourself on bathing and shampoos, brushes and brushing, and coat health.

     

    Huskies are classified as double coated dog breeds because they have two layers of fur: a fine undercoat to keep them warm during cold weather, and a waterproof top coat. The undercoat comprises soft fine fur that should never become matted as it could lose its insulating properties, exposing your pet to adverse weather. The outer layer, on the other hand, comprises guard hairs that grow through the undercoat and are impervious to moisture so your pet stays dry in wet weather. 

     

    Here are some other interesting things to note about grooming your husky puppy in Los Angeles:

     

    • Young husky puppies only have the soft fuzzy undercoat layer (without the real guard) until the age of around 10 to 14 months, when they shed all their puppy fur and form the full adult double coat afresh.
    • Despite their heavy coats, husky puppies should never be clipped or shaved under the assumption that they will be cooler during summer. Once the double coat grows, the outer guard hairs form in such a way that they create an air pocket that protects your pet from both UV radiation and heat. So, they are fully adjusted to be comfortable in cold and hot environments. In fact, shaving the fur could cause your pet to develop skin problems, or exposed to extreme weather since the fur will grow back unevenly.

    • Husky dogs release their thick undercoat gradually as the seasonal warm weather advances, following a long cold spell. This process of blowing or casting off their undercoat typically lasts up to 6 weeks, and can be quite troublesome for pet owners. As you look around for husky puppies for sale in Los Angeles, remember to also shop for lint rollers and a good vacuum cleaner as you will need them to collect heaps of undercoat that easily stick to clothing, furniture, and other soft surfaces every shedding season.

    • Besides the few weeks of cleaning shed fur every summer, Huskies require minimal grooming. Their coat is not that oily, so they don’t have a strong doggy odor for you to clean them regularly. Actually, you only need to wash your pet when he’s exceptionally dirty or smelly, or once or twice a year. When he’s not shedding, you only need to brush the coat once a week to keep it shiny and healthy looking.

     

    When buying your husky puppy in Los Angeles, it is recommended that you get the right tools to help with grooming your new pet. The two most common ones are the undercoat rake and the fulminators that help to remove dead undercoat fur when shedding to facilitate proper re-growth of the undercoat later on.