tips abt caring dogs
March 21, 2008 12:35pm CST
hey i hav a pet named jimmy .. it is 1 month old but still then i hav made no practice ... if u know any help me ....ya .. pls
• United States
21 Mar 08
Is Jimmi an inside or outside dog? If he is inside you will want to housebreak him. To do this you will need a cage that is just big enough for him to stand up and lie down in. Most animals will not go to the bathroom where they sleep. However, if he was in a cage at a pet store for a long time he may go to the bathroom where he sleeps anyway. In that case, block off a small room that has space for his bed and a place to go to the bathroom. Put newspaper down for him to use for going. It is very important that you put him on a feeding and watering schedule. Here is a sample that worked for me: Take him out first thing in the morning. 1. If he goes feed him. If not, put him back in his cage and try again in 5 - 10 min. Repeat this until he goes. 2.Feed him enough for his size and give him water. Give him 20 min. to eat and drink. Then take the food and water up. 3.Put him back in his cage/room for 20 min. Let him have water in his cage. I used a bottle that hooks to the outside of the cage. 4. At 20 min. take him outside to do his business. 5. If he goes let him play for awhile with you. If you have things you need to do, you can either put him back into his cage after playtime or put a leash on him and keep him with you. Do not leave him unattended. If you must, then he goes back into his cage or small room. 6. Take him outside to do his business. Repeat steps 1 -6 for dinner Put him out again before you go to bed. Remove water from his cage. A few things to keep in mind is he probably will have accidents. Do not punish him. Don't stick his nose in it, or yell at him. Just take him and put him in the cage where he cannot see the mess. Then clean it up. Do not let him see you cleaning up his mess. For some reason this makes them think it's acceptable to go there. Spray the area with a special cleaner that you can get at the pet store. I don't remember the name. If he messed in his cage - put him outside and clean up the cage. Hope this helps! And congratulations on your new pet!
21 Mar 08
I really don't understand what you are asking, but if you mean you have a dog that is only 1 months old, then you are in for a lot of work. Dogs should never leave their littermates before they are at the very least two months of age because they need to learn how to be a dog, which they can only learn from interacting with other dogs (usually their littermates and mother). If your dog is in fact only one months old, then you need to find other dogs, puppies or an extremely well-behaved and socialized adult dog, to interact with daily for as much time as possible. Without this interaction, you may very well end up with a dog that is fear aggressive and may never be able to tolerate other dogs. You also need to take the dog to the vet to get its shots and be dewormed as soon as it can be (you need to consult the vet when that is appropriate, it varies from country to country). Before he has had its shots, he cannot play with other dogs that have not been vaccinated and should not step on the ground anywhere that unvaccinated dogs may have been on. It is still very important to socialize the pup, towards people, places, new things, situations, pretty much everything, so if you cannot let him down on the ground, carry him. Take him as many places you can, and once he is fully vaccinated, take him to puppy class to socialize him more with other dogs and teach him at the very least the basic commands (sit, down, come, stay, etc).
• United States
21 Mar 08
Ok I dont know how to text but what I can gather from your question is that you have a dog named "jimmy" and that he is 1 month old. I dont understand the - I have made no practice - pl,ease explain I've been in the animal bussines for 8 years and by your question I don't have a clue about what you are asking please explain.