Finding the perfect dog food can be hard! Trails and tribulations can be expensive and frustrating lets get real, DOG FOOD IS NOT CHEAP.
One of the most expensive things about my shar pei pups are foods they need to thrive. Yes there is a good and a bad type of dog food. Willow: did well with a lamb based diet when she was a puppy they recommended a few different brands, we tried a few and settled with Taste of the Wild brand. This food is $55 a bag, but the benefits are great. With Kobe, his last owner had unfortunately mistreated him and he does suffer from super dry skin from the poor diet he was fed previously. Our vets recommended a grain-free salmon based product. It is AMAZING. His skin already looks better, and he is starting to regrow some of his hair he’s lost. He now is excited to eat! I personally get my dog food at Petco, or Tractor Supply in my local town. We use Taste of the Wild with him as well, we slowly transitioned Willow into a salmon based diet as well, that coat is SHINING! I tend to mix a little wet food with dry food to give them a special dinner.
Above is the food I LOVE! Below is the nutrition facts.
Wow, this year has FLOWN by, what a disaster of a year! With such a crazy year of changes, my boyfriend decided it was time to make a huge change, and…….. we got another dog ! Do you even have to ask what kind of dog? A shar pei 😉 duh…. KOBE! My little four month old pup eager and ready to learn.
So training huh? It seems like such a hard task! Repetition is going to be your savior, and well, me of course, I got some great advice for your new babe.
START WITH SOMETHING EASY!
Don’t try to jump into training your dog how to dance, or roll over, the poor dog barely knows its name. Start with a sit, grab a bag of treats and push lightly on your dogs butt and say “Sit” praise and repeat. Repeat until your dog is sitting on their own with out a praising or a treat. Once they have the hang of sitting, move onto laying down. Have them sit first, grab a treat and let them smell it in your hand, slowly drag the treat down to the ground while saying lay down, give that pup a treat when they lay down and PRACTICE, it will take some time for them to remember it and you should practice daily for best results. More complicated training requires the basic commands of sit and lay down, introduce “Paw” commands by lifting their paw up and saying “good shake” almost all tricks will start by the dog laying or sitting so its very important to master these. Don’t get mad if they don’t learn it instantly, it takes time!
DON’T GIVE UP.
Its easy to walk away and stop training but why? Dogs are super intelligent creatures and can learn a lot of great things. Try to have fun with it , they’re your baby don’t make training a chore.
I fell in love with shar peis from the moment I got my dog Scooby 7 years ago, a perfect wrinkly angel. Through the past 7 years I have learned how special shar peis really are, not only are they stubborn and sassy but they are protective and loyal. I can’t truly prove they are the superior breed 🙂 scientifically, I mean, BUT anyone who owns a shar Pei can tell you how much love a shar pei can truly bring to your life. I own 2 shar pei mixes, one shar pei cocker spaniel (Willow), and one shar pei pug mix (Scooby), my children. I swear these dogs are the biggest blessing I have, the love they have brung into my life is incredible, and I hope with this blog I can convince you to open your hearts to a beautiful shar pei baby. For those reading who already have a shar pei baby, I hope this blog can give you some help training, spoiling, and interacting these pups in this crazy world we live in. Major plus: you will get lots of pictures of my fur babies that will brighten your day!
HI! My name is Meaghan, but you can call me Megs (that’s what everyone calls me) WELCOME 😛
I grew up in good old Midwest America specifically Wisconsin, for all my cheese heads out there. I hope to bring some joy into your lives with some knowledge about shar peis and their breeds habits along with training hacks and to share my love for shar peis with all of you !