Should a dog walk on your left or right?

Asked By: Jaren Homenick
Date created: Fri, Mar 26, 2021 7:14 AM
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For most sports, dogs are taught to walk on the handler's left side, but if you don't plan to compete and prefer to have your dog on your right, that's your choice.

It is a good idea, though, to teach your dog to stay on one side so that he doesn't trip you as he runs back and forth.

Answered By: Rozella Leannon
Date created: Sat, Mar 27, 2021 9:17 AM
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A good rule of thumb is a ratio of five minutes exercise per month of age (up to twice a day) until the puppy is fully grown, i.e.

15 minutes (up to twice a day) when three months old, 20 minutes when four months old etc.

Once they are fully grown, they can go out for much longer.

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At a minimum, it's advised to bathe your dog at least once every three months.

You can wash your dog as frequently as every other week (with gentle shampoo, it could be even more frequent).

When in doubt, use your judgment โ€” if your dog starts to smell, it's probably time for a bath.

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By around eight weeks of age your puppy should be eating solid food.

Puppies should be fed three to four times a day therefore if you are currently feeding ยพ a cup of puppy food twice a day you should consider spacing it out by feeding ยฝ cup three times a day.

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Do you let your dog sleep in your bed with you at night? Research has shown that slightly less than one-half of all pet owners share their bed or bedroom with their pet.

Even so, you have likely been told by at least one well-meaning person that your dog should sleep on the floor, in his crate, or in his own bed.

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Most experts recommend feeding your dog twice a day โ€” once in the morning and once in the evening โ€” though puppies under five months of age should be fed three to four times a day, or as directed by your veterinarian.

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How long do I wait before taking my puppy outside? Vets recommend waiting until 10-14 days after your puppy's last vaccination booster โ€“ usually at around 14โ€“16 weeks of age โ€“ before introducing them to the wonders of local parks, beaches and walking trails.

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Feeding adult food will rob your puppy of important nutrients.

Four feedings a day are usually adequate to meet nutritional demands.

Large breeds should be fed unmoistened dry food by 9 or 10 weeks; small dogs by 12 or 13 weeks.

3โ€“6 months: Sometime during this period, decrease feedings from four to three a day.

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