How would you like to take your dog with you everywhere you go?

How would you like to take your dog with you everywhere you go?

It’s natural to want your dog to join you on trips out of the house. But before you start taking your dog everywhere you go, you need to prepare. Here’s what responsible dog owners need to do to keep their dogs safe and well-mannered in public.

Know Where You Shouldn't Go

Public places have become increasingly dog friendly as our pets become more important in our lives. But it’s not always appropriate to let your dog come along. Except for trained service dogs, dogs shouldn’t accompany you to grocery stores or food-service establishments. The exceptions are restaurants with patio seating that specifically permit dogs.

Even if certain places allows dogs, it’s not necessarily a good environment for your pet. Before bringing your dog along, ask yourself if he’s likely to enjoy the setting. A dog-friendly bar might sound like a great time to you, but to your dog it could be over stimulating.

Before choosing to bring your dog, make sure you plan properly. Otherwise, you could end up in a situation where you’re at a non-pet-friendly business with nowhere to put your dog. It’s better to leave your dog at home than tie her in front of a shop or leave him in the car on a hot day.

Use the Right Gear

Use the Right Gear

Taking your dog along with you requires more than a leash and collar. To keep you both safe and happy on the go, make sure you’re equipped with these necessities:

  • Leash or stroller: Purchase a leash no longer than six feet to abide by leash laws. Elderly or disabled pets may prefer to get around via stroller.
  • Collar or harness: A leash won’t do much good without something to attach it to. While collars are popular, consider a harness for added comfort and security.
  • Identification: Even the most obedient dogs could get loose if you get in a car accident or another unexpected scenario. Have your dog wear an ID tag with contact information and implant a microchip for added protection.
  • Portable bowls: Carry collapsible bowls to keep your dog hydrated on the go. And of course, pack fresh water so you can refill as needed. If you’ll be away from home for long, bring food too.
  • Doggy bags: No explanation needed. Attach a roll to your dog’s leash so you never forget bags.
  • Car seat covers: Unless you want dirty paw prints and fur all over your car seats, use seat covers to keep your car clean.
  • Car restraint: Unrestrained dogs are at risk of serious injury or death in the event of a car accident. According to the Center for Pet Safety, the safest options for canine passengers are harness seat belts or crash-tested crates secured to the vehicle.
Train Your Dog

Train Your Dog

No amount of gear can stop a poorly trained dog from misbehaving in public. Before you start taking your dog everywhere you go, it’s important to train for public manners.

These are skills your dog should be trained in before you go out in public:

  • Loose-leash walking: No one enjoys walking a dog that pulls, and pulling makes dogs appear aggressive to strangers. Practice this skill in your neighborhood before heading to town.
  • Heeling: Heeling takes loose-leash walking up a notch. When your dog lets you take the lead, you can respond to unexpected situations before your pet is affected.
  • Greeting without jumping: For polite introductions, teach your dog to sit when meeting someone new.
  • Impulse control: If you don’t want your dog to lunge at other dogs, grab dinner off the table, or take off after a small animal, you need to train impulse control.

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What Does Today’s German Shepherd Look Like?

What Does Today’s German Shepherd Look Like?

How tall are today’s German Shepherd dogs?

It depends greatly on the bloodlines. There are breeders now that breed specifically for huge, long haired German Shepherds and then there are breeders, especially in Europe who breed according to the FCI standard which also changes from year to year. I have found that most of my clients want BIG! Big paws, big head, large boned, tall and weighing average of 100 lbs.

What are the differences in height between males & females?

Difference in height can be 2-3 inches.

What is the average weight for this breed?

75-110 pounds, with the females weighing closer to 75 and males as large as 90-110 lbs.

Colors?

Colors?

The most desirable color for a German Shepherd is Black and Mahogany or Red. These colors come from Imported German Bloodlines. I also Import German Shepherds from the Czech Republic.

Black and tan is a common color that some clients desire because of a childhood dog that they remember.

Black & Creme was the color of Rin Tin Tin. People that I've met often mention Rin Tin Tin as one of their favorite childhood memories of famous German Shepherds.

Sable comes as both Black Sable and Red Sable. The Black Sable dogs are from Czech working bloodlines, known as DDR dogs. These dogs are used frequently in Police & Military K-9 work. The Red Sable Shepheds resemble a Wolf and this is a more rare color.