Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Breeding Your Dog

I just wanted to make a few things clear about breeding dogs because there are a few misconceptions about breeding american bulldogs . True ethical breeding requires time, money, education, and experience, and often yields little or no financial profit, if you doubt this i can give you my wifes email

As well there is a huge pet overpopulation problem, I believe that no dog should be bred unless there's a dam good reason to do so.
Here are some of the reasons NOT TO BREED:

*extra money- no ethical breeder makes living from it ho wthe hell do you think you will. If you can tell me i would be greatly interested as it is a bad business venture for me and i know business quite well. If i were to spend the same amount of time working for walkmart as a greeter i would be driving a brand new corvete.
You have Vet bills, food bills, equipment costs, heat, dog shows, training, education, advertising, building costs, gas, insurance, time and "extras's leave little money left over if any at all.

I want my children to witness the miracle of birth- What a load of your kids a video and save the unwanted puppies you will create from being killed in a shelter.

Last year 3-4 million dogs and cats were killed and the vast majority of breeders have just one litter without thought of genetics,where the animals will be sold and what type of screening you will do for the prospective owners. Adopt a animal if you want a pet for the kids.

I breed because i want to better my breed. I wish to leave it better than I found it and pass on my kennel name with the positive attributes i engrane into the breed as a whole.

If you want to breed then do it right or don't bother. It is like walking on a beach and seeing a guy who has worked all weekend on a sand sculpture and then knocking it down. Why not watch him build it, ask him questions, show respect for his talents, then ask if he will teach you, if he will educate you so you can help building that same work of art?

Maybe it is my own personal rant but i hope you read this and understand that taking a life is just as bad as creating one that's not wanted and will have to be taken at a later date because your irresponsible.


Crate Training

Crate Training by Rob:

Crate training is the best way to teach your puppy good behavior, plus it gives him or her the chance to "get away" for a break when they feel tired.

This is not the only plus to crate training. It alsow will save your house from being torn appart while your away or unable to watch the puppy say while your asleep.

It will also expedite the potty training and gives you the added bonus of security while your away shopping or travelling with him or her.

Basic rules for crate training should begin with the crate itself. The crate should be big enough for the puppy to stand up and turn around without problems. The latch should be non accessable from the inside as some puppies are quite clever and made of stainless steel front gate and plastic on the rest. Ensure the crate has many vent holes on all sides excluding the botton so that it will keep waste accidents inside and the air still able to flow through.

The location of your crate can vary but understand that the dog is a social animal and shoudl not be locked in a room by itself for many hours. It is okay to keep him or her in another room for "quite time" and a place for the pup to get away from the family noise and stress. The crate is not a form of punishment and shoud never be treated as one.

It is best to keep the pups toys and treats in the crate with the door open so that they are comfortable going in and out without fear.

The first time you lock the carte with him in it would be when he is ready for a rest on his terms, normally after a long play and he has been outside for his potty break.

the pup will whine and cry at first but when they settle down go into the room and open the crate.

Do not yell at the dog or show anything aggressive to him while inthe crate as this will give him fear of the crate. The crate should be positive at all times.

You should increase the amount of time slowly so that the puppy will relax and be quiet in the crate before he is released and he gets a reward .