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Large dogs are excellent guard dogs and great
companions for life. However, they do require a bit of extra care. Animals
aren't objects which you can discard if they prove difficult to take care of.
This article will highlight the needs of dog breeds and how to meet them.
dogs require more from you than your finances when it comes to their diet. Each
dog is different, which means that each dog's diet is different. You must visit
the vet so that you can receive advice as to what the best diet plan for your
buddy is. Your dog's diet will change as he/she gets older. The food you give
your dog should also change depending on which stage of life your dog has
reached. An example of this is giving a puppy food which is chock full of
calcium as well as protein as he/she will experience rapid growth throughout
the first couple months of his/her life.
Most large dogs have oodles of energy to spare. This is because most large dog
breeds were bred to be working dogs, hunt, pull carts, and so on in the past.
If you take on the responsibility of taking care of a large dog breed, making
sure he/she gets regular exercise is a part of the deal. You should take your
dog out for plenty of walks and give him/her many opportunities to run, jump,
and chase. In addition to this, giving them toys to take their focus away from
your clothes and furniture is a must.
A large dog is capable of hurting you as well as other people. It is vital that
you train and socialize your dog when he/she is a puppy so that he/she will
listen to your commands. Train your dog to walk on a loose leash, lie down,
stay, sit, and behave calmly around other dogs and people. In addition to
having a well-behaved dog, training your dog in this way will tell your dog
that you are the master. Your dog must be submissive to you because of how
strong he/she is. If your dog doesn’t listen to you, you won’t be able to stop
him/her from hurting someone else.
to the vet – Regular visits to the vet are important
regardless of how large your dog is. You should make it a priority to visit the
vet at least once or twice a year. Older dogs must visit the vet twice a year
so that potential issues can be detected early. Older dogs also have different
needs than younger dogs. Your vet will be able to give you advice as to which
supplements and medicines you should give your dog.
If all the above seems like too much work, a large dog breed may not be for you. However, if you’re willing to put the work in, they can be very loyal and hardworking companions.