How Does My Dog Reduce Stress by Dances with Wolves Ranch

Along with being fun pets, Dances with Wolves Ranch puppies can also provide actual health benefits to you and your family. Dogs are often used to reduce stress in schools, hospitals, nursing-homes, airports and courtrooms. White Swiss Shepherds make such good service and therapy dogs because of their positive effect on humans. When humans interact with dogs, their oxytocin levels are boosted. Oxytocin is a hormone that decreases anxiety and slows the heart rate. When you play with your Dances … [Read more...]

Dog Car Safety Tips by Dances with Wolves Ranch

Often there are situations where you might need to bring your Dances with Wolves Ranch puppy with you somewhere in the car. With seatbelts and airbags, the car is designed to keep humans safe, but how do we keep our dog safe? Here are some tips on how to keep your Dances with Wolves Ranch puppy safe when driving. Car Safety The first thing to do is invest into some sort of harness or carrier for your dog for the car ride. Many people opt to keep their dog on their lap or simply sitting in the … [Read more...]

Creating a Pet Emergency Kit by Dances with Wolves Ranch

Emergencies can happen when you least expect them, and it can bring a lot of comfort to you and your family to prepare ahead of time for whatever may happen to you or your puppy. Here are tips from Dances with Wolves Ranch on how to put together a pet emergency kit. What you decide to add to your emergency kit will somewhat depend on the area you live in. You'll want to add things that would be appropriate in the case of an earthquake, tornado, flooding, poisonous animal bite or whatever … [Read more...]

How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need by Dances with Wolves Ranch

When deciding how much exercise your Dances with Wolves Ranch dog needs, you'll need to take several factors into consideration. Dogs need different amounts of exercise depending on their breed, personality and age. Breed Most adult dogs need around 30 minutes to 2 hours of exercise a day. However, this varies between different breeds and even between dogs in the same breed. Before getting a dog it's important to research that breed and their specific needs. High-energy level dogs will need … [Read more...]

Making Your Dog Your Companion by Dances with Wolves Ranch

Companion Animals Dances with Wolves Ranch dogs make great companion animals and have the perfect temperament to be a companion dog (or emotional support animal.) Unlike a service dog, a companion dog has no specialized training, but is simply there to provide companionship and psychological support. Emotional Support Dogs may perform activities such as aiding those who struggle with severe anxiety, ADHD, depression, learning disorders, PTSD, or even physical ailments such as high blood … [Read more...]

Stop Puppy Chewing by Dances with Wolves Ranch

As your Dances with Wolves Ranch puppy’s new teeth come in, you might find that they start to develop a habit of chewing on objects around your house. There are a few other reasons why your puppy might be chewing. They could want attention or be bored. They could also chew because they are afraid or suffering from puppy separation anxiety. Correcting a Chewing Habit The first step to correcting them before it becomes a bad habit is to quickly teach what is appropriate to chew and what isn't. … [Read more...]

Dehydration in Puppies by Dances with Wolves Ranch

While any dog could experience dehydration, puppies are often more susceptible. Here are tips from Dances with Wolves Ranch on how to spot puppy dehydration and how to deal with it. Symptoms of Dehydration Here are the most common symptoms of a dehydrated dog: loss of skin elasticity, panting or fast breathing, lack of appetite, dry nose, sunken eyes, dry mouth, vomiting or diarrhea, or weak pulse. The easiest way to test for dehydration is the skin elasticity test. Hold some of your puppy’s … [Read more...]

Why Does My Puppy Need Shots by Dances with Wolves Ranch

When you first get a new puppy from Dances with Wolves Ranch you may be wondering “why does my puppy need all of these shots?” “Is it really important to get these different vaccines?” Your puppy will need a minimum of three puppy vaccines when they are young. Giving your puppy vaccines is giving them the best shot at a long and healthy life. Vaccines protect your puppy against the most common and most serious dog diseases found outside. How Vaccines Work When your puppy is getting a … [Read more...]

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...]