Grooming: Basic equipment is a slicker brush, steel comb, rake
and nail clippers. Be careful not to scratch the skin. Keep nails
cut back and the hair between
the pads of the feet cut off flush with the pads. Check inside the ears regularly
and clean with cotton pads as necessary. Use ear wash solution or a mild mixture
of warm water and white vinegar. Keep your Newf well groomed and free of all
mats. There are no excuses!! Bathe your Newf with a good dog shampoo on a regular
basis. A wonderful product for mats is Cowboy Magic Detangler which is available
at some feed stores that carry horse products. A canine dog dryer is a wonderful
investment along with a grooming table and grooming arm. Grooming can be a pleasurable
experience for you and your dog with considerable bonding as your enjoy each
Training: A trained dog is a
happy dog. He knows what is expected of him and is welcome
Your Newfoundland will
be a magnet and you want to be proud of him. Dogs are creatures
of habit, be sure that your pup develops good ones. Be consistent
in your training. Obedience school is essential for a giant
breed. I will be glad to help you find a suitable class for
you to attend with your pup. Be sure that it’s one that
is comfortable for you. Training a dog is work, but time very
Exercise: Your puppy should
spend a part of the day in his fenced yard. He will develop
he has free exercise.
Pups that only have short leash walks or lay around all day
will not develop the strong muscles and healthy bones they
need. Having said this: NO FORCED EXERCISE FOR
THE FIRST YEAR!! A puppy’s bones are soft and cannot handle excessive
exercise. Puppy will go till he can’t anymore to try
to please you. DO NOT ALLOW PUPPY WITH OLDER DOGS WHO WILL
PLAY TOO ROUGH!! All it takes is one bad spill and you could
do permanent damage. Do not drag him around for mile long walks
when he’s still a baby. Use your judgement and treat
your puppy like the baby he is for the first year. Remember,
puppy will grow a big body but he’s still a youngster.
Slippery floors are not good for your puppy. Puppy needs a
non-skid surface so he doesn’t slip and injure himself.
Excessive stair climbing is not good for a young dog and that
includes up and down. Try to keep your youngster from racing
down flights of stairs and landing with a jump at the bottom.
Again, good training will help.
Most of all, love
your Newfoundland and give your dog everything he/she
deserves! You will be richly rewarded!
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Kettle Hill's Kayenne
3 boys, 1 girl - whelped August 6, 2008