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Question:

What do you feed your dogs?

Answer:

I feed the adults the Nutro Natural Choice Small Bites and the puppies Nutro Natural Choice Puppy.  I really like the way the dogs are doing on it. On teeth cleaning days I'm finding no tarter on their teeth.  My mom and sister put Max and Zach on it as well.  They had gained weight after neutering, and now they are losing down to where they should be.

Question:
 I NOW USE SPRAY-ON FRONTLINE ONLY IF NEEDED.  WITH REGULAR TREATMENTS ON THE YARD I HAVE NOT SEEN A FLEA OR TICK IN YEARS.

Why do you use flea and tick collars when my vet said not to?

Answer:

My vet told me not to also. He had me using that oil that you put on the neck. When I got Sassie I read the instructions and it states that you have to keep them away from other dogs for 24 hours. I spoke with my Vet again because I thought that the stuff must be pretty caustic and he suggested that I use the spray. The spray didn't work so well for me, so I decided that I would use the collars, but I use the puppy collars. They work great and they are safe for puppies. Yorkies are small enough that the collars handle things fine and I have no problems with fleas or ticks.

Question:

Are the puppies' kin to the dogs on your pedigree page?

Answer:

All the dogs listed on the pedigree page are traced back for my dogs Cujo and Sassie and are in the line of the puppies. I have traced their lines back to England and Ireland in several cases and the list is only a partial representation of the complete pedigree that I have.

Question:

How do I potty train my new puppy?

Answer:

Puppies 6 to 16 weeks old are not housebroken. You don't let a young baby run around the house without a diaper unsupervised, so don't let your yorkie. If the puppy gets away from you and potties where it is not allowed be sure to let him know it was not good, but do not yell, clean the area with white vinegar in water to help neutralize the smell. This will prevent the puppy returning to the spot that smells. Then place the puppy in the area where he is supposed to go. When the dog goes where he is supposed to go PRAISE him lavishly. The puppy can be rewarded with house privileges after his business is done in the right place. Make an area for your puppy where he can stay with bedding, puppy pads, food and water. He is too young to hold his business for very long, so keep the area small, but with all his needs available. My mom and sister built an area with baby stops. They took 3 of them that they bought at Wal-Mart for each and made an area about 3 by 5. Zach has access to food, water, his bed, and the puppy pads. During the times they are with him they open part of the area and he can run around the den, at night and when they leave they place him in his area. It is working very well. The older he gets the more control he is gaining, the more freedom he gets around the house. They tied the gates together with strip ties and used 2 walls for the other sides. Remember that your dog does want to please you, but he is a terrier and will push the envelope. I think the best idea is to train your dog for both outside and inside potting. This is especially true if you like to travel. My dogs were crate trained, as they don't like to potty where they sleep. It is not cruel or unusual punishment. You will find that your dog will often go into his crate, as he prefers the secure feeling that it gives him. While he is a young pup keep the time short as he will not be able to hold his bladder long. You will be able to crate him longer as he gets older. Have an area where he can be left if you will be gone for a long time. If your dog has a tendency to suffer from separation anxiety the crate is the best place to keep him for his health and for your house. The main point is to watch your dog. He will let you know when he needs to potty. He will start smelling around and preparing to go. Get him to his area right away. If you are crate training him take him out as soon as you let him out of the crate and no house privileges until the business is done. Be patient it will pay off.

Question:

Hi i'm Mildred from Venezuela
I have a 2 and a have year old yorkie, and I would like to know how you groom your yorkies, and what do youd do to let the hair grow?

thank you

Answer:

This is a million dollar question. Every one that I know that owns Yorkies grooms them differently. I work a full time job and so I have developed my own grooming routine. Most important is their diet. They must have a dog food with Omega Oils in it. If the food you feeding them doesn't have it, you can purchase several oils to add to the food. I use "Veterinarian's Best" Vita-Derm. This is the best way to get a healthy coat.

I run some water in the tub, warm, but not hot or cold. I get the level to about mid body and use a cup, or you can use a sprayer to wet down their coat. I then place a lot of "Herbal Essences" Replenish Shampoo (I now use InfusionShampoo and Leave-In Conditioner) and run my fingers through the coat several times. When I've done this several times I rinse repeatedly until all of the shampoo is removed. I remove them from the bath and wrap them in a towel, hold them for a bit and then I spray them with "Gold Medal Pets" Unicoat. I dry until they are completely dry brushing on one side and work my way all the around. Choose a brush that your dog likes, each of mine use a different brush. After they are completely dry I spay them again and do a quick brush through. I also clip their nails being very careful not to cut into the quick. I also cut the hair around their feet and the hair on their behind under the tail. This will prevent catchings in their hair when they potty. I don't use bows at this time so I trim their bangs so they can see.   (I'm using bows on some of them sometimes.)  If you want really long coats, the only way I know is to keep their hair up. Some people use perm paper and others use plastic ones.   They keep the hair off the ground and helps stop the hair from breaking.  I groom my show dogs completely differently.

 

 

 


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