Westies Puppies - How to Prepare for Your Westie Puppy

Written by Jeff Cuckson

Just like when you bring home a new baby, you will need to prepare before you bring home your westie puppy. The needs of westies puppies are not tremendous, but there are a few things that you must have in place to give your westie a safe, happy transition into your life.

It is much easier and safer to prevent your west highland terrier pup from getting into and destroying things than it is to watch him every second. Remember that any item they chew on is also an item that is potentially swallowed: bits of cloth, tassels, string, and of course, shoes.

Secure everything that can be picked up or moved. Electrical cords are a particular danger. A solution called 'bitter apple' can be sprayed on cords, and anything else that cannot be relocated, to discourage chewing.

Dog trainers recommend that you never give your new puppyrepparttar freedom to roamrepparttar 146719 house while you are gone. A crate will keeprepparttar 146720 dog secure, and can also be used for safe travel. Pick one that is big enough forrepparttar 146721 dog to stand up and turn around in. Baby gates, or pet gates, will keep it confined to a room ofrepparttar 146722 house that has a durable floor.

Since your westie will not be old enough for reliable housetraining until about four months of ages, this may be essential to keeping your carpets stain-free.

Your westie dog will need to eat, and it is wisest to askrepparttar 146723 breeder what he has been eating, and buy that brand. You may changerepparttar 146724 food later, but inrepparttar 146725 beginning he will have enough adjustments to make without a change in diet. Food and water bowls should be of stainless steel, since most plastics will become victims of teething.

To encourage it to chew on acceptable items, have a selection of sturdy chew toys on hand. These should be made of Cressite, or English rubber, although tennis balls and nylabones are also acceptable.

Westie - West Highland White Terrier Puppies - Fragile and Needful Of Protection

Written by Jeff Cuckson

Have you ever held any Westie puppies? These tiny creatures are cuddly and white furry balls, at least 12-15 inches tall, possessing a pair of coal black eyes and snubbed nose. They look fragile and needful of your protection and care. This is deceiving, for they were initially bred to hunt vermin and are intelligent hunters.

Historicallyrepparttar “Westies” or West Highland White Terriers were bred inrepparttar 146718 high mountains of west Scotland and claims ancestry torepparttar 146719 Scotch Terrier.

While many dog owners who own Westie puppies know they don’t come cheap,repparttar 146720 joy, loyalty and love these dogs have give are worth it.

Is it easy to acquire any ofrepparttar 146721 Westies’ puppies? No, you’ll need to be mindful that Westies puppies’ breeders are selective with whom they’ll place their puppies. Only dog lovers with an extensive understanding of this breed’s need for extensive grooming and exercise are considered.

Here are useful facts about Westies puppies, for dog lovers.

When and how should you teach your Westies’ puppy to socialize? The ideal time, would be whenrepparttar 146722 puppy is between eight and 16 weeks of age, they’re rapidly maturing during this period.

Make surerepparttar 146723 pup is exposed to every stimulus he’ll have during his lifetime, while he/she is very young. Or else you’ll get a fearful dog.

Choose food specially formulated for puppies. Don’t feed them people food.

At first offer food to these young puppies three times a day. After 5-6 months, feedrepparttar 146724 puppy twice a day. To avoidrepparttar 146725 puppy getting obese, letrepparttar 146726 puppy eat for only fifteen minutes, then removerepparttar 146727 food dish. Check your Westie’s puppy’s paws and nails on a weekly basis.

Trimrepparttar 146728 hairs betweenrepparttar 146729 paws and nails.

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