How do you socialize a Sheltie puppy?

How do you socialize a Sheltie puppy?

Meeting people – Socializing puppies with humans is easy. Take them to a gathering of friends and family and let everyone take their time to say hello. Try to not overwhelm your Sheltie, but let them meet everyone over a period of at least 30 minutes.

Do shelties get hip dysplasia?

Both hips and elbows are at risk for dysplasia, an inherited disease that causes the joints to develop improperly and results in arthritis. Stiffness in your Sheltie’s elbows or hips may become a problem for him, especially as he matures.

What’s the problem with my 5 month old Sheltie?

He constantly sniffs them, gets super excited and barks and paws them occasionally. This will become a big problem because we are planning on buying another dog that he has already seen, a 5 month old Chihuahua male. Which he constantly sniffs very closely and barks and paws at.

Is the Sheltie a good dog to have?

The Sheltie loves his people — and he’s very good with “his kids” — but he’s not all that fond of strangers. Shetland Sheepdog fanciers call him aloof and suggest the trait was intentional, to keep the small farm dogs from being stolen. Coupled with yapping, this trait can be very annoying to live with.

What to do if your Sheltie gets sick?

Since Shelties are not very large, it doesn’t take much of any one of these toxic foods to cause them to become seriously ill. If you suspect your dog has eaten any of these foods, contact a veterinarian immediately.

How much food should I Feed my Sheltie?

For most Shelties, this is between 3/4 of a cup and 2 cups per day, though active dogs may need more. Divide the total and feed your dog half of the food in the morning and half in the evening.

How big should a 4 month old Sheltie be?

Generally speaking, female dogs are slightly smaller and weigh less than male dogs. At 4 months, the low average weight dogs will weigh 8 pounds and the high average weight dogs will weigh around 15 pounds. By 7 months, both the low average weight dogs and the bigger dogs will have doubled their weight.

When does a Sheltie become a problem dog?

A herding dog’s characteristics can become a problem when he doesn’t have something to herd. If your sheltie had a herd of sheep to attend to, he’d be driving the flock and keeping them in line by nipping at their heels.

What should I do with my miniature Sheltie?

The best thing to do is to take your new puppy (or dog) to the vet to get a full check-up. Miniature Shelties may be small, but they still require a lot of exercise, like their full-sized counterparts. An active life on a farm or an active urban family will suit a miniature Sheltie perfectly.

How old is the Lady on senior Shelties?

Lady is 13 years old with boundless energy. Here she is trying to climb a tree to get to a squirrel. About 7 months ago we were contacted by our local shelter about Toby who was 10 years old and his owner had died. The nephew was supposed to keep Toby or find a good home for Toby so the nephew dropped Toby off at the shelter.