How to Care for Poodles for Beginners, Know Their Character
How to Care for a Poodle for Beginners, Know the Character of the Miniature Poodle. ©2020 Merdeka.com/www.pixabay.com
Merdeka.com – One of the first things to know when owning a poodle is that they require a lot of care. It’s important to take that cute puppy to the groomer early and often.
When a poodle puppy is small, the more often he is groomed, the better. If you don’t expose your puppy to enough grooming while he is young, he will likely become a difficult dog to care for, and most groomers and pet groomers will charge extra for dogs that bite him or make it difficult to groom him.
Not to mention, if the dog ends up biting the groomer, many groomers will not take them back as a client. Below, pet grooming summarizes how to care for a poodle for beginners, which is important to know:
Naughty, smart and proud are three words that poodle owners often use to describe their beloved pets. No matter their size, poodles have big personalities and are always ready for adventure.
They love mental stimulation and can learn an endless list of tricks and tasks with the right training. If they are pampered instead of trained, they tend to believe they are the “alpha dog” of the family and will behave as such.
Poodles are also very affectionate. They love the company of their human companions and will happily accept a place on your lap, couch, bed, and in your heart. They can be trained to stay off the couch and bed of course, but they may still sneak around when you’re not home.
Poodles are very energetic and need lots of space and opportunities for exercise or they tend to become bored and destructive. Standard poodles do not make good apartment dogs unless their owners are very committed to intensive training and/or a dog park routine.
Mini and toy poodles may do better in an apartment space but still, need regular walks and playtime.
Poodle Food and Nutrition
Poodles will thrive on a natural, raw food diet consisting of 99% animal meat/organs/fat. Even though they are domesticated and look nothing like their wild ancestors, their digestive systems still function best when fed simple ingredients that come from raw food sources. Raw food will also taste amazing to your poodle.
A raw diet doesn’t mean you have to bring home raw meat from the grocery store. There are many brands of raw dog food that are dehydrated to minimize risks.
Whatever you choose to feed your poodle, be sure to avoid the following ingredients:
Corn Corn syrup wheat gluten All grains food coloring BHA BHT MSG Soy Nitrate Vegetable oil
Poodle Body Care
Brush your pet once or twice a week, if his hair is cut short. If some hair is allowed to grow long, brush it every day. Also, clean the inside of his ears with a slightly damp cotton ball.
When you bathe your poodle yourself, it is very important to get the poodle as wet as possible. Spray backwards against the feathers. Poodle fur is designed to retain water, so you need to make sure you wet it down to the skin if you want the fur to be nice and clean. Once the poodle is completely wet, immediately shampoo him.
One of the most difficult parts of grooming your own poodle at home is getting your poodle’s coat to dry completely. If you let your poodle air dry, its fur will likely matt quickly.
Caring for the Medical Health of Poodles
Poodles are very active. If you own one but are not a breeder, the puppies must be spayed or neutered for health reasons so they will not have litters. Up-to-date vaccinations are essential.
They will need to get vaccines for rabies, distemper, parvovirus, and adenovirus, and you should also choose to get vaccines against the flu and Lyme disease. If you live in a rattlesnake area, your poodle should also have a vaccine against rattlesnake venom.
Along with vaccines, there are preventative treatments that should be used seasonally for your poodle. Medications to eliminate fleas, ticks, heartworms, and internal worms are all available for purchase.
Medical problems can vary based on the size and characteristics of the poodle. Some apply to all three sizes while some only apply to one.
Each poodle, regardless of size, will have its own needs based on lifestyle, personality, and potential medical problems. Important for