Puppy Energy Level by Age by Dances with Wolves Ranch

Throughout your puppy’s life he will go through many changes and stages of development. Once he leaves Dances with Wolves Ranch and gets older, his energy levels and personality will evolve. Each breed is different in terms of energy, curiosity and sociableness. Even individuals within the same White Swiss Shepherd breed can be very different. However, here is a rough outline of how your puppy will develop as they age. Puppy Energy Level by Age Up until puppies are 10 weeks they are kind of … [Read more...]

Dealing with Puppy Separation Anxiety by Dances with Wolves Ranch

Puppy Separation Anxiety When you first get a new puppy from Dances with Wolves Ranch it’s natural to run into some obstacles in their adventure of getting used to a new home. It will be a time of learning for both you and your puppy. Something your puppy may experience when they come to your home is puppy separation anxiety. Separation anxiety is a bit more intense than just the occasional whimper or whine when you leave, which is normal for a puppy or even grown dog. Some signs of puppy … [Read more...]

Stop Puppy Barking by Dances with Wolves Ranch

Stopping Your Puppy's Barking Dogs bark for many different reasons. Older dogs may bark because of disturbances in the night, because of people passing, or because they see another dog or animal. However, young puppies typically bark for attention. At Dances with Wolves Ranch we stop a young puppy’s habit of barking by simply not give them attention while they’re barking. This means that you'll need to ignore your White Swiss Shepherd puppy’s barking until they stop. Giving them no attention … [Read more...]

Stop Your Puppy Jumping on People by Dances with Wolves Ranch

How to Stop Your puppy From Jumping on People  One of the most common problems people face when they get a new puppy from Dances with Wolves Ranch is dealing with him jumping up on people. All puppies will jump up to try and get attention and each time they is not corrected, you are reinforcing that bad behavior. In order to correct this habit, you need to give your Dances with Wolves Ranch puppy attention only when he’s doing what you ask. When your puppy jumps up do not reward him. … [Read more...]

Exercising Your Puppy by Dances with Wolves Ranch

Exercising Your Puppy Your young White Swiss Shepherd puppy will have a lot of energy and he will need fun, safe activities to exercise his mind and body. A bored pup can easily turn to mischievous behaviors such as chewing or digging. While they're still learning the rules of the house, you want to make sure they have enough exercise and mental stimulation to keep them healthy and build their confidence. At Dances with Wolves Ranch we combine exercise times with training and bonding activities … [Read more...]

Teaching Your Puppy to Swim by Dances with Wolves Ranch

At Dances with Wolves ranch we have some pups that are natural swimmers, while others need a little more encouragement to enjoy the water. If your White Swiss Shepherd is showing a lot of resistance to going into the water, he should not be forced if he’s afraid. Especially for young dogs, if they have one bad experience with water, they might be afraid of it for the rest of their lives.Therefore, it’s important to make sure that your White Swiss Shepherd’s first experiences with water are … [Read more...]

Feeding Your New Puppy by Dances with Wolves Ranch

It can be overwhelming looking for dog food for your new White Swiss Shepherd Puppy. To be a responsible dog owner, you need to make sure that your puppy is eating premium high-quality dog food. Finding the right food will keep them healthy after they leave Dances with Wolves Ranch. Frequency of Feeding For the first 4 to 12 weeks puppies need food with high nutrient content to support their development. Young puppies need to eat frequently and should be fed around 3-4 times a day. Once they … [Read more...]

Games to Play with Your New Puppy by Dances with Wolves Ranch

Puppy Games and Training Your New Puppy Puppy games are a good way to exercise and bond with your new White Swiss Shepherd puppy from Dances with Wolves Ranch. Puppies tend to have a lot of energy and puppy games are good way to find a healthy outlet for that energy. Puppy games should be a fun, learning experience that last only a few minutes and end before they get bored. A good first game is tug-of-war, which will help your White Swiss Shepherd puppy know what is okay to chew on and what … [Read more...]

Puppy Behaviors by Age by Dances with Wolves Ranch

Creating Positive Experiences When your White Swiss Shepherd puppy gets home from Dances with Wolves Ranch around 8 weeks, they are at the perfect age to adjust to changes in their environment, bond with people, and begin training. It's the ideal time to get them used to their new home and family away from Dances with Wolves Ranch. From 8 to 10 weeks your puppy will be very impressionable and easily afraid of things. It's important that you begin to socialize your puppy and create positive … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Puppy for Their First Week in a New Home by Dances with Wolves Ranch

Preparing Your Home for the New Puppy The first week that your new Berger Blanc Suisse puppy (aka White Swiss Shepherd) moves out of Dances with Wolves Ranch and into your house is exciting. However, it can also be difficult and stressful for you, your family, and your young puppy. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can plan to make the transition from Dances with Wolves Ranch to your home easier. Before your new puppy arrives, you'll need to prepare your house to make sure that your … [Read more...]