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Swissy Rescue: Adopt and Rescue a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog!

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Posted by admin | Posted in swissy info | Posted on 28-03-2008

It’s not that easy as it sounds. It requires education on what and how to adopt and rescue a Swissy. This article will provide you with the basic guidelines on what to focus more on while buying and adopting a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog.

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To adopt a pet dog is a serious decision to make.  A dog will affect your life in a multitude of ways as the dog will become a long-term commitment. Dogs usually have a life span of seven to 15 years – possibly longer. Instead of rushing into it, it’s wise to go through certain details and give your decision a second thought.

The first thing that one should keep in mind while buying a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is that his or her lifestyle should match the demands of the puppy which one plans on adopting. Swissies are family dogs and look forward to most of your time and your companionship. Puppies at the initial stage (about a year) require proper vaccinations and care because they are very prone to diseases. As they grow with time, they will require your attention even more every day. Your Swissy will need exercise, grooming, healthy food and fresh water. Also, you have to deal with all the inconveniences that will come along the Swissy once he becomes a part of your family.

As the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog increases in size, the space availability issue also arises. It is an active breed, and doesn’t like to lie around in the corner of the house. It not only needs space to walk, but also to exercise in order to keep healthy.

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Adopting and rescuing a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is an important decision to make. Older dogs may seem to be less adorable and cute, but are likely to be house-trained and more social by the time they come to you. Puppy adoption, on the other hand, comes with some stress, a lot of responsibility, lower space absorption and low food cost.  Plus, a puppy has to empty its bladder every two to four hours, so there will be accidents before it’s trained. Housebreaking a puppy requires someone to be home for much of the day, and to get up several times during the night. In addition, puppies can also be destructive, thus will chew on shoes, furniture, carpets and anything else they get their paws on.

You should also consider whether you have the education, determination and patience for obedience training. An untrained puppy can become rough, disobedient or poorly socialized. If you don’t have the means to train a puppy, an older dog may be a better option. Plus, if you don’t have the skills of becoming the dog’s leader, don’t ask it to follow you or you will be in jeopardy and this will eventually become a pain in the neck. You must train your dog in such a way that it understands your leadership and accepts your orders. This way the Swissy will respect you and will be obedient in return.

Ask yourself what role in your life you would want your pet to play and then choose accordingly. This will help you take a better and a wiser decision regarding a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog adoption and rescue, and no surprises will come your way throughout raising your pet.

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Comments (2)

No matter what breed of dog you adopt, it’s always wise to do a lot of research so you are prepared to give your dog the best home and life possible.

That is absolutly true James! There are so many people out there who just buy a dog and when the first problems arise they give it away…so sad!

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