21 Jan 2020 11:20
100% gotta be with the dog for at least a week or more (I've always done a couple and in the latter week maybe popped out for 10-20 minutes before returning), it creates a bond with the animal and also shows him/her who's 'master' of the house - youve gotta create a level of behavioural expectation immediately and be consistent in your commands and demands; this is easiest to do as early in their life as possible.
Plus, if they wake up and there's no-one about your house will be fucking ruined in minutes (I've never used an in-house cage/pen).
posted 21 Jan 2020 11:20, edited 21 Jan 2020 11:20
Yup, deffo for the first week minimum, two weeks if you can. In that The Dog Listener book, it says that it takes a minimum of two weeks to do "Amichien bonding" with the dog.
If you're concerned about leaving him home alone for long periods of time for those 2 days, book a local dog walker to come in midday to walk the dog. Usually £10-£15 an hour, but depends on your location!
31 Mar 2020 09:00
Dog food. Is everyone on the raw train? Our rescue arrives some time after all this COVID shite, but while I have time on my hands I was looking at dog food. Seems raw is the way to go, but also we don't have much freezer space. What is everyone feeding their doggos?
The rescue shelter recommend staying on dry for sometime for both dog and owner to settle into routine before shifting things..
31 Mar 2020 11:22
My misses makes all ours from scratch now, we used to have some frozen raw stuff delivered but it became a bit of a pain, she's just re launching her dog brand so I would imagine over the next few weeks when her websites back up and instagram she will have some info on making meals for dogs etc kintails.com/@kin_tails
if I recall right ours have a chicken thigh or drumstick raw with some chopped veg, sometimes sardines or boiled egg with the shell on (its good for them) and she usually makes a green smoothie as well, which i think on top of having their greens in has some natural supplements for their joints etc as ours are getting old now.
I'm not sure what she spends but I dont think its significantly more than the pre made we were getting and you know what's going in