What To Feed Your New Pet
The first thing you need to know is what you’re going to feed your pet. Of course, there are a number of different dog food brands out there to choose from and each makes a variety of different types of food from wet and dry to different flavor combinations, textures and a whole lot more, but you want to make sure that what you’re feeding your pet is going to be high quality and contribute to their overall standard of life and well-being.
One high quality brand of dog food that Cobberdog owners love best, is Life’s Abundance. The All Stages variety is meant for just that, all stages of your puppy’s development and growth. It’s got a lot of nutritional benefits and there’s a grain free version which means your puppy is getting exactly what they need to be healthy, rather than a lot of filler products. If you really want to keep them healthy you can even add in some supplements for better nutrition from the start.
How to Groom Your New Pet
Grooming is another important aspect of properly caring for your new member of the family. A Cobberdog has a lot of fur, and that means you’ll want to take good care of it to keep it from getting matted or tangled, which can easily happen. If you brush your puppy at least once a week until they get to be 8-14 months you should be able to keep their coat tangle-free, shiny and healthy. Once they get this old however they outgrow their puppy coat and they really should go to a professional groomer at least the first time to get a good grooming. Then you can go back to caring for them yourself if you prefer. Also make sure that you’re getting their nails clipped every month for best results.
Housebreaking Your New Pet
Finally, you want to make sure that you’re going through housebreaking properly. A new puppy needs to be trained to know where they can go to the bathroom and where they can’t. The first option is to make sure that you are always actively engaged with your puppy. This means you are always playing directly with them or training them. This is a lot of fun and it’s a great option for some of the time but it’s not possible for you to be playing or training your puppy 100% of the time. So you come to option two, which is tethering your puppy directly to you. Make sure there’s a long enough leash that they can sit or lay down next to you but not so long that they can get away and you won’t see them. This means they come with you wherever you go and it makes sure that you always know if they have to go to the bathroom. By mixing these two options you’ll be better able to help your puppy with housebreaking.
No matter what, the important thing is that you pay attention to your puppy to determine their needs. You’ll be able to tell if they need more food, different food, grooming, nail trimming or bathroom breaks if you’re careful and pay attention to what’s going on around them and you.