Within the multiple dog breeds that we normally talk about, we find one of our favorites due to its character, sociability and adaptation to different environments, we undoubtedly speak of the Spanish water dog puppy.
From Dogsis we are going to review what care these little ones need and what type of education is most recommended for this breed. In just a few minutes, you will be an expert in water dogs.
Index of contents
- 1 What care does a water dog puppy need?
- 1.0.1 Feeding for the water dog breed
- 1.0.2 Basic care for a water puppy
- 2 How to Properly Educate a Water Dog Puppy
What care does a water dog puppy need?
Although it seems strange to us since at first glance it does not seem so, the spanish water dog breed She is very athletic and hides a muscular body behind her immense layer of curly hair.
So we should not make the mistake of thinking that it is a breed of carpet dog that will not need to take long walks or exercise, since precisely this breed needs to release energy to feel happy.
However, puppies do not need to take long walks because they are still in development, but we must take them out for a walk every day once they have their compulsory vaccinations put on, so that they play with other dogs.
The best way for a puppy to release excess energy and exercise is precisely by letting it play with other dogs or puppies. In addition, they will socialize avoiding behavior problems in the future.
Let’s see by steps, what a water dog puppy needs most to feel happy.
Feeding for the water dog breed
During the first year of life this breed will develop its athletic body, so it is necessary to feed them with a special feed for puppies of medium breeds that contains high quality proteins.
Try to look for feeds that have a high percentage of hydrolyzed meat and a small amount of cereals, if possible, that the only cereal is rice since it is ideal for its slow energy release.
Basic care for a water puppy
It is not a breed that presents great needs at the veterinary level, however it will be necessary to give it all the required vaccines so that it can enjoy good health. Also, because this breed tends to develop dysplasia In your adulthood, it would be great to apply chondroprotective treatments often.
We must take special care with your hair, since it is long and curly it will be necessary to brush it daily with a specific brush for this type of hair. Likewise, it will be necessary to have it prevented against parasites.
The best option for this breed, due to its great coat, is to use chewy protectors against fleas and ticks (your vet will provide them).
Water dog puppies are very likely to dive headlong into any puddle, river, lake or beach they find…. because they just adore water. If it’s cold, remember to dry them thoroughly to avoid catching a cold (kennel cough).
For the rest, they will only need a lot of love and pampering, since it is an extremely affectionate breed that gets along great with both children and adults. It is very familiar, do not make the mistake of leaving it out of the house, they need constant human contact.
Important: If you have a pool at home, remember to put an easy access so that the dogs can get out of it. Since they will surely try to take a bath often.
How to Properly Educate a Water Dog Puppy
Water dogs are very loving and familiar so you will rarely have conflicts with them if you socialize them correctly. However, they are a bit disobedient and stubborn if they find somewhere with water to bathe on their way, because there is nothing better for them than taking a good dip.
So the best we can do is to teach them from puppies to strictly comply with the basic orders of “here” (answer the call) and “sit down.” With these two orders, as long as you follow them well, we will avoid many unwanted dips.
Remember that they must comply with the order even if there is something that provokes them, such as food, another dog to play with or to bark at, a large puddle to dive in, etc…. In our training section you will find all the necessary information to educate them correctly.