Dealing with Dog Breath by Dances with Wolves Ranch

Dealing with Dog Breath Dog’s don’t tend to have minty fresh breath, but if your dog’s breath has gotten so strong you can smell it from far away or you can't stand to be near him, then there may be a bigger problem. Bad dog breath is a sign that your dog has an unhealthy mouth, often signaling disease or bad diet. The best way to identify the problem is to check with your vet for an official diagnosis or even get a professional dental cleaning. However, in the meantime, there are some home … [Read more...]

Bringing a New Dog Home by Dances with Wolves Ranch

Bringing a New Dog Home Bringing a new Dances with Wolves Ranch dog home can be very exciting for you and your family, but it can actually be very stressful for your current dog. If you don't take the correct steps and closely monitor the new dog’s introduction, it can result in tension and even fighting between your pets. The way that your current dog reacts to the newcomer completely depends on his personality. If your dog tends to be aggressive, territorial, or doesn't get along well with … [Read more...]

Disciplining Your Dog by Dances with Wolves Ranch

How to Discipline Your Dog Proper training is an essential part of having any dog. Training involves teaching your dog the difference between good behaviors and bad behaviors. This is taught through a combination of rewards and discipline. Dances with Wolves Ranch dogs are quick learners and pick up on even the smallest cue. So, it's important to discipline your dog in the correct way and with the right timing to create good habits and curb the bad ones. Methods of Discipline First, there are … [Read more...]

Socializing Your Puppy by Dances with Wolves Ranch

How to Socialize Your Puppy Socializing your new Dances with Wolves Ranch puppy is the first and most important step to having a confident, happy dog. When your puppy is between 3 to 12 weeks old he is in the essential socialization period. His experiences during this period will affect his personality and confidence for the rest of his life. That's why it's very important to be intentional about socializing your puppy early on. The crucial part of socialization is making sure that all your … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

White Swiss Shepherds Dances with Wolves Ranch at America’s Pet Expo 2016

Dances with Wolves Ranch recently attended the 2016 America's Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa representing White Swiss Shepherds demonstrating training sessions: stay, down, eye contact and special appearances representing the breed by Tobey and Phantom with child presenters Nina, Candace, and Jake. “Overall the White Swiss Shepherds are healthy dogs,” says Simona Ridenour, “However, like any large breed they can come up with problems. Genetically healthy individuals have been selected to start … [Read more...]

White Swiss Shepherds Dances with Wolves Ranch at America’s Pet Expo 2016

Dances with Wolves Ranch recently attended the 2016 America's Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa representing White Swiss Shepherds demonstrating training sessions: stay, down, eye contact and special appearances representing the breed by Tatanka and Sky with child presenters Candace and Jake. “The White Swiss Shepherd breed can tolerate the stress of the amount of people in a show like this,” says Simona Ridenour, “They are very social and do great with children and people with … [Read more...]

White Swiss Shepherds Dances with Wolves Ranch at America’s Pet Expo 2016

Dances with Wolves Ranch recently attended the 2016 America's Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa representing White Swiss Shepherds demonstrating training sessions: stay, down, eye contact and special appearances representing the breed by Tatanka and Ice with child presenters Candace and Jake. "White Swiss Shepherds are super intelligent and highly trainable," says Ridenour, "In working with people with disabilities, they can help pulling wheel chairs. People can lean on them when getting up. … [Read more...]