Bringing home a new puppy: How to Bond with your New Pekingese

 


Bringing home a new puppy is one of the simple pleasures of life. Pre-puppy preparations and a well-planned first few hours can give your new pekingese a head start and would eventually create your dream perfect dog family come into reality.

Before that big day, the family has to gather together and discuss things that are related to the upcoming additional member of the pack. Deciding on what specific breed, age, color, etc… would be advisable so that no misunderstanding would brew up. Also, include in the discussions on who would be responsible in handling the pup’s papers, taking him to the backyard, feeding him, vet schedules, deworming, etc…

Next is that you should create a shopping list for the pup’s supplies: chew toys, water bowls, bedding  collar, leash, grooming supplies, ID tag, gate, crate, etc… Doing the shopping beforehand would save you a lot of time and would relieve you from the pressure when the puppy is actually there already.

Do not forget to puppy-proof the place where you would want him to stay most of his waking hours. That would mean that you have to tape electrical wiring;  storing household chemicals in places where he doesn’t have access to; removing rugs, breakables and plants in that area; installing baby gates; setting up his nap corner and crate.

And when the time for you to pick him up arrives, do not forget to ask what his food was and when. Imitate his diet schedule for the first few days in order to prevent any gastric distress. And if you want to change his diet, do it gradually so that his system won’t react to the sudden change of food.

Bringing home a new puppy: How to Bond with your New Pekingese

Bringing Home a New Puppy

How to Bond with Him

  • Talk to him. It won’t matter if he understood you or not. For sure, he would be able to pick up the message by the tone of your voice. By talking to him he will be able to learn new words from you and would be able to understand your commands more.
  • Eye to eye contact. In general, dogs would avoid making eye contact on other animals that they are afraid of. Thus, if you allow him to make eye contact with you, you are allowing him to build a special bond with you. Gently look into his eyes while cuddling him once in a while to eliminate his fear on you.
  • Pet him. This is something that everyone in the house could do however each time your pet him is a part of your bonding process. Your dog would greatly appreciate it when you give her time and affection.
  • Grooming time. There are grooming tasks that may seem unpleasant such as pulling out a tick or two, nail clipping or bath time. However there are also grooming activities that would promote more bonding for the two of you like hair brushing. Take advantage of this one.
  • Feeding time. This may be a simple and habitual act to most pet parents but you can actually bond with your pet through food. If you do it right, then your pet would always look up to you knowing that the food would come from you and would regard you as his sole provider.
  • Exercise. The most important part of your bonding with your pet would be exercise. Canines would learn how to follow the leader they you two are out walking and your new pup would be able to learn this too. Wake up early each morning and take the time to exercise your puppy by taking a short walk around the neighborhood. This would also help him release his pent up energy thus minimizing his chances of developing separation anxiety.
  • Play time.puppy would generally spend most of his time interacting with the rest of the world through play. And most games are ones that you can play along with him. This is also a wonderful way to bond with your new pup.

Bringing home a new puppy would definitely build up the excitement of everyone at home thus you must remind everyone especially the kids not to overwhelm the puppy yet. Bring him first directly to his toilet space before allowing him to play with the family members.

How was your first experience with your peke? Was it a pleasant experience? Tell us more about it on the space provided below. Also, like and share this page to your pals who have paw babies as well.  

 

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How to find a reputable dog breeder – Find the best Peke pup!

How to find a reputable dog breeder – Find the best Peke pup!

How to find a reputable dog breeder in the community? While good old mutts make great companions, a lot of people would still go for trait, character, perdictability and the likes of a specific breed of dog. And a breeder is your only reliable source on getting hold of a wonderful purebred pups.

But be cautious! Don’t settle for just any breeder. It is so important to choose the right breeder for your Pekingese. Genetics is a complicated science and it should not be taken lightly. Most people who breed their dogs may or may not know the family tree of the pooch; they even don’t know the issues lurking that familial tree.

The very first thing you should do is ask your groomer, vet, other pet owners or boarding kennels on who are the reputable breeders in your community. Also try your local kennel club about it. Doing your homework and conducting a background check is a must. After all, you only want the best for your Pekingese, right?

Once you have found a breeder, visit his or her place. It must smell good and clean. Avoid breeders who have massive dogs as they could be a puppy mill posing as a breeder.

Ask if you could take a look at the whole litter and at least one of the puppies’ parents. They must all look healthy, well-fed and with no disease or whatsoever. The puppies should be outgoing and sociable, they shouldn’t be afraid of the breeder.

How to find a reputable dog breeder?

Here are some places to start to find a responsible breeder.

  • Dog shows. A dog show is a great place to find good breeders. You can see some of the breeder’s dogs and, at a benched show, talk to the breeder to see whether he or she might have the dog you are looking for. In general, show breeders know what they’re doing, and their primary concern is in improving the breed.
  • Breed-specific bulletin boards on the internet. Breeders and people who know good breeders often post regularly on bulletin boards. Do a search for the breed you want, then log on to a lively site and post a message stating that you are looking for a responsible breeder of the kind of dog you have in mind. Check our Dachshund Links to find the web addresses of some good dachshund bulletin boards.

The more sources you investigate, the better your chances of finding a reputable breeder.

So now you have a list of names. How do you decide which breeders are responsible breeders? The same way you find out most things in life: Ask questions! Here are some questions that can help you weed out the breeders you wouldn’t want to deal with and help you on your way to finding a great dog! Remember that someone who is selling puppies and who doesn’t want to take the time to answer your questions is probably not a breeder you want to deal with. The breeder should be eager to help you learn all you can. After all, they might be sending one of their puppies home with you!

Source: Breeder Checklist, http://www.almosthomerescue.org/breeders/breeders.htm

A good breeder should:

  • Be very knowledgeable on the breed. He/She must be able to answer all of your inquiries since she knows all the standards, temperament, etc… of the breed.
  • Ask you tons of questions. He/She should also conduct a meet up of your entire family and would want to know about your liestyle, financial situation and about yourself in general. Good breeders are responsible owners thus they want to be sure that their puppies would be living in a caring and loving homes. They tend to go on great lenghts just to get this ensured.
  • Be concerned about the puppy until the end. By this, I mean he/she would even ask you to sign a contract, stating your responsibility as an owner, etc. And expect the breeder to show up in your place once in a while just to follow up on how the pet is doing.
  • They keep the puppies at least 6 weeks old. 8-12 weeks is the ideal time here, really.
  • Be able to provide references. A responsible breeder can offer you his/her references willingly.

Signs of a good breeder:

  • Both puppies and parents live inside. Peke pups who are going to be family dogs should be raised with the family inside the house. Not in the backyard, garden, garage or basement.
  • Clean place. Do not mind the messy laundry bin or the unwashed dishes in the sink. Check the dog’s sleeping quarters: is it safe, clean, has clean water, toys and beds? Is their a potty area for them or is the entire room a one big toilet? If its the former, then be happy because it means the pups have a head start on housetraining already.
  • The dogs are relaxed around people. If they all appear to be comfortable with humans then it is a sure sign that they have been loved and cared by the breeder.
  • He joins dog shows or other similar competitions. A responsible breeder is enthusiastic about the breed itself and not by making money.
  • He would ask you to sign a neuter/spay contract. If you are going to get a puppy from him/her he would ask you to sign a promissory note on neutering or spaying the pup if you ain’t going to breed it.
  • The breeder is honest about the breed. Whether it means a drawback on the breed – developing health issues or a change in temperament. A responsible breeder would want you to care and love your dog for their entire lifetime.
  • The breeder would take back the puppy. Yes, you read it right. he would take back the puppy, at any stage of the pooch’s life if you are unable to follow the contract you signed for him/her. If you have proven to be an irresponsible owner, then he will surely take the dog back.

And there you have it. You now know how to find a reputable dog breeder. By all means, do your homework and do it right. Now, you are officially equipped with the knowledge on how to spot a responsible breeder, use it.

If there are other tips that I have forgotten to mention here, go ahead and share it with us. Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below and might as well share this post to your friends.

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Everyone Deserves To Love And Be Loved : Adopt A Pekingese

Everyone Deserves To Love And Be Loved : Adopt A Pekingese

Adopt a Pekingese– the country’s solution in helping the Pekingese survive year after year. With the overpopulation in shelters all over the country plus the high rates of euthanization (4.5 million pets a year), adopting a dog (pekingese or not) is one of the best things you can do in order to help resolve this problem. The very first thing you need to ask yourself when deciding whether adopting an adult Pekingese or a Peke pup, would depend on how much time are you willing to spend in housebreaking and training the pup. It takes a great deal of knowledge plus patience to train a Peke pup, it is such a big responsibility not to mention your commitment must be serious. One more thing to consider is if you can afford to have a puppy. Aside from the store price, having a puppy is quite costly, I must say. They need vaccinations, spayed or neutered which are very expensive surgeries. Pekingese dogs are quite stubborn in general especially when it comes to training them. Nevertheless, if you are truly up for the challenge and you think you have the patience, then go locate a shelter and help save a life by adopting a pet.

Too often, people adopt a dog because it is “cute” or “fashionable” rather than based on the merits of its behavior and energy levels. In these situations, the dog may be returned to the dog rescues, shelter, kennel, or breeder, and each return is a black mark on that dog’s record. It suggests that the dog is un-adoptable, and the more often a dog is returned, the more likely it is to eventually be euthanized. Source: Cesars Way, http://www.cesarsway.com by Cesar Milan (Dog Whisperer)

Once you have taken the necessary steps and have deliberated properly about it, try to consider getting a dog, Pekingese or not.  But first, here are some facts that you should know before you adopt a Pekingese.

Facts you must know prior to adopting a Pekingese

  1. Breed Description – Pekes are also known as Foo Dog, Pelchie Dog or Lion Dog since they depict the Chinese guard lions. This toy breed came all the way from China and usually weigh around 7-14 pounds with a height of 6-9 inches.
  2. Coat – Pekes usually have long, straight, and tacky top coat with a soft and thick inner coat.
  3. Activity – A Pekingese is a toy dog that will adapt rather well if you live in an apartment. They need little exercise and they usually get that inide your place already. They don’t enjoy in long walks and also they are not ideal in a hot, humid climate. They prefer to have air conditioned comfort.
  4. Care – Pekes require everyday brushing of their coats so that it is presentable as well as healthy. If you are able to meet this, then you will only be required to go to the groomers once in every 3 months. If you fail and your Peke has become filthy, take them to the groomers at once.
  5. Temperament – They are a loyal breed and by nature protective with its handler. Sometimes they even get possessive and jealous. They can be wonderful watchdogs since they bark immediately at what they perceive as dangerous. They are also known as picky eaters, but that is not an excuse of not giving them an unhealthy diet.
  6. Training – Independent and stubborn. They are not among the easiest to train. They are obedient at their own pace and needs a handler who is patient to train them.

Finally, the Pekingese is a stubborn yet charming creature! Rest assured it will capture your heart when you see one. They are a breed that is innately good-natured and affectionate but independent and fearless.

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