I want a dog…?

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Okay, well I want either a Yorkie, Norwich Terrier or a Chihuahua. We don’t have a money problem or anything, so we can afford it. But I have a few questions…

How do you train a puppy to be walked AND go to the bathroom on one of those wee-wee pads?

When I go on trips with my family, do I bring my dog with me if i’m going away for a month or something? Or put my dog in a kennel?

Every weekend I go out to my country house (two hour drive) would I keep my dog in one of those carriers or just out in the car next to me?

What is the best brand of dog food for small dogs?

When you get on a plane with your dog, what is the procedure? Are you aloud to take small dogs on board with you or do you have to put it in a crate for under the plane?

How often should I wash my dog?
Thanks for your help! Any additional info would really help 🙂
The question is not what TYPE of dog I want, ’cause i’m probably going to get a yorkie. I’m wondering about the maitnence questions…
Is it okay if I brought my dog on the plane with me then? Like, in a carrier?

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7 Responses to “I want a dog…?”

  1. ed s says:

    i recommend kennel training your dog rather than paper training. some paper trained dogs will go anywhere they see paper they wont be able to tell the difference between a pad and todays news. take it out at least every 2 hours and reward it with a treat or a "good potty!". dogs love to please their owners. if you see it circleing or a tail way up in the air, thats a sign it needs to go potty so take it out. and if he/she starts to go in the house push his tail down and run him outside. once they figure out outside is where you want them to go they will. but be patient they usually dont become fully trained untill 5 or 6 months old. ok they do allow dogs on plains and its probably best to take it with. even though the altitude might bother it, its better than a kennel because your dog might develop some separation anxiety and they can catch things in kennels like kennel cough. buy any food recommended for small dogs. check with the airline about weight limits. i dont think yorkies even get big enough to surpass airline weight limits. just get a little kennel or a cute doggie carrying bag to carry the dog in you can keep it under your seat. wash the dog when its dirty. if you fly internationally you can still have your dog with you but you need a health certificate and it must be chipped and there are a bunch of other things. however, if you go to an island you will probably not be able to take it because of quarrantines. lol im a millitary wife living overseas and a total dog lover so i know alot about this stuff.

  2. AMyy x says:

    Gett aa Boxer Dog !

  3. Twinkle says:

    Before you decide outright what kind of dog you’re going to get, you need to really research the breeds. What’s they temperament like, average size, dietary needs, grooming needs, exercise needs, etc.

    Training is different for all puppies. Some learn very quickly, and some take longer to learn certain things than others. I would recommend checking out some puppy training books from your local library, as they’re quite helpful.

    Whenever you go on a trip, I would recommend bringing your dog with, no matter how long you’re going to be gone. Leaving dogs in kennels puts them at risk for contracting illnesses such as kennel cough and upper respiratory infections due to the close quarters and the higher level of stress they feel, which weakens their immune system. They can still get the diseases, even if they’re vaccinated because of the aforementioned reasons.

    When driving with your dog in a car, you always need to make sure they’re restrained in some way, be it either a carrier that’s strapped in, or a harness made specially for doggie car trips. If you get in an accident, you’re protected by your seatbelt and airbags. But if you have to stop suddenly and your dog isn’t restrained, then there’s a good chance they’ll get injured. Plus, having a dog loose in the car is a hazard to the driver.

    The brand of food you use is really up to you. Talk to your veterinarian, and ask them what they think of the brands you’re thinking about using.

    When you’re flying with dogs, I believe that the rule is, the carrier has to be small enough that it can fit under the seat in front of you. The dog has to be able to stand up and turn around comfortably in the crate. If the crate can’t fit, they’ll be put in the cargo hold. If your dog is in the cargo hold, make sure that your dog has had a chance to relieve himself before you put him in his crate. Put a favorite toy or blanket in the crate with him, and maybe something that smells like you. A towel or a pillowcase for example. Make sure that he’s the last thing loaded onto the plane. If there’s a dely, DEMAND that your dog be removed and brought somewhere that’s warm or cool, depending on the time of year. Once you get off the plane, get him somewhere he can relieve himself a.s.a.p.

    Washing routines are different for all dogs. I usually only wash mine when they’re completely filthy, or if they’ve rolled in something nasty. Too much washing can dry out their skin.

    If you have any other questions, feel free to e-mail me with them.

  4. adarsh says:

    you can get your answer for the training question on the website http://www.dogtrainingsecret.com you should take the dog with you if its a puppy and if its a grown up dog and fond of you you should leave it with your relative.you should keep the dog next to you in the car.you should wash your dog twice in a week.when in plane you should keep it in the crate I think pedigree is the best food for dogs.If you find my answer good visit

  5. Gracieee says:

    hm well, have you thought about a westhighland terrier?

    and best brand of dog food for small dogs is ‘my dog’

    and DO NOT put your dog in a kennel unless you really have to !
    dogs can get all sorts of illnesses from them

    my dog went in there because mum went to hospital and came back with kennel cough. and he had the vaccine and everything.

    and was your dog every 3 weeks. or just whenever he gets really muddy.

  6. tiffany says:

    Get a Yorkie! They are really sweet and fun to play with! I have experience with one. 🙂

  7. Serena T says:

    Any of those puppies are great, but watch out! They’re very smart dogs, but they can be very stubborn. You’re going to have to be very consistent with training.

    To walk: For a small dog I’d actually suggest a harness because it doesn’t pull on the neck. Try leaving the harness on the puppy for an hour a few times a day so they can get used to the feel. Try attaching the leash the next day and do some gentle guiding. Use small treats if you want. Slowly start walking with the puppy and praise them as you walk so they know they’re doing something good.

    Training: Wee-wee pads are scented like another puppy went on them, so the puppy might wanna mark their territory on them. Put the puppe DIRECTLY on the pad and don’t let them move off of it. Say that they’re going to go potty, saying those words help them associate potty with the pad. Keep them on the pad until they go potty. When they do go, praise them like crazy and give them a treat.

    Vacation: It’s safer with a small dog to keep it in a carrier, you don’t want him/her to get near your feet accidentally and cause an accident. They do sell doggy seatbelts and carseats.

    If you’re going away for a while and where you’re going allows dogs, it’s better to bring the puppy. Kennels can sometimes give your dog kennel cough, so be careful if you decide to board.

    Food: if you can find Precise puppy food, it’s one of the best. Eukanuba and Purina are pretty good too.

    Travel: If the puppy can fit in an airline approved bag, it can come on with you, otherwise it has to be crated in cargo. I believe it’s a 50-100 fee.

    Bathing: If the puppy is getting into things and getting very dirty, wash as often as you need. But otherwise about every 4 weeks is good. There are healthy oils in their coat, and overwashing can dry their skin out.

    If you have anymore questions, just send me an email. Good luck!

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