Getting a new German Shepherd puppy is an exciting adventure for any new puppy owner. When bringing a new puppy into your home, you’re welcoming a new family member into your lives. German Shepherds make wonderful companions and can easily blend into your family environment. As we all know, when bringing a new puppy into the home, many questions and steps can be taken to make it as easy as possible. Canine Extreme has had 25+ years working with these fantastic dogs, and in this article, you can find some of the most common questions we receive when welcoming a new puppy into the home.
Edible Dog Chews For German Shepherds
When it comes to welcoming a new dog into the home, one of the most common questions that we get is, “What toys should I get them?”. The type of toy that you select can depend on the dog and what you’re looking to accomplish with the toy. If you’re looking to give your pup something to entertain them while you’re winding down for the day, then a chew would be a great option. There are many different types of chews, and they can be used in a variety of manners. These items have the versatility to entertain a dog or a new puppy, help the teething processes, dental hygiene, and can even act as a nightly reward. A few products that Canine Extreme like to use are the Whimzees and Yak Chews.
Edible chews have a few benefits that make them an excellent go-to chew for your furry friend. One of the main advantages of an edible chew is that some are designed to help clean and freshen breath like the Whimzee-Brushzees. The Whimzee-Brushzees are made with ridges and grooves to help remove tartar and plaque, all while cleaning the teeth and freshening breath! Whimzee-Brushzees are a natural, gluten-free, and vegetarian way to brush daily that you and your pup will enjoy. When your dog is old enough, it’s easy to incorporate it into a nightly reward for your furry friend. While giving your pup a nice reward is always a good thing, it’s best to follow the daily chew quantity recommended on the bag. To see more on Whimzees Click here!
We have all heard of a dog that goes through toys quicker than others. If your dog is one that needs something a bit tougher, we recommend a Yak chew. A Yak chew is an easily digestible edible chew that is a bit harder than your standard chew. Yak chews are packed with omega-3 fatty acids and are rich in fiber, which can help with digestive health and provide energy to strengthen the immune system in your dog. While a Yak chew can be a pleasant chew on its own, we find that it can be improved with the combination of a toy. To achieve this, Canine Extreme likes to utilize the Jughead /BlockHead and Yak chew combination. Just by inserting the Yak chew into the Jughead/Blockhead will slow your dog down from getting through the chew too quickly, while adding a bit of fun. I’ve included a link to the Jughead, Blockhead and Yak insert below:
Jughead Yak Insert
Please remember that every dog is different; while one toy may be suitable for one dog, it may not be for another. We advise everyone to keep an eye on their dog when they are playing with a new toy or have a new chew. This will allow you to observe how they interact with the toy to see if it’s a good fit for your dog. Feel free to experiment with chews to see which one works out best for you and your dog!
Different Types of German Shepherd Colors and Coats
German Shepherds are marvelous dogs who boast many features that appeal to our eyes. One of their main features are the colors and coat varieties that they can have. In this article, you will find a brief breakdown of some of the colors and coats of a German Shepherd.
Staying Cool In The Heat
Nothing says summer like sand between the paws, ice water by the pool, and walks in the sunshine. Summer is a time full of fun, adventures, and outdoor activities. While we all know how “cool” our dogs like to look over summer, like Kongo does while rocking his summer shades by the pool, it’s essential to remember to keep our dogs “cool” from the heat as well. Rest assured, while overheating and heatstroke are severe, with a bit of education and awareness of ways to keep cool, you and your pet can continue to enjoy all the fun activities that summer has to offer.