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Feeding your Gordon Setter: Fresh Food vs. Commercial

Keeping your companion healthy and beautiful is an essential part of daily care. Taking the proper precautions to make sure your Gordon Setter keeps his beautiful shiny coat and healthy disposition for years to come, is the sole responsibility of you, the owner. But the good news is that with just a little bit of planning, you can give your pup gourmet style food everyday. The decision you have to make is whether that healthy gourmet food will be fresh or commercially produced dog food. [...]

Finding the right Gordon Setter Breeder

Once you've decided that the Gordon Setter is the dog for you, it's important to do plenty of research prior to adoption to ensure that your new pet is healthy. Finding a reputable breeder will be your most important and most arduous task. The current living conditions, the parents' health and even lineage are things you should inquire about with every breeder you meet. The answers to these questions are important regardless what your motivation is for adopting a Gordon Setter. Family pets and show dogs alike need to be cared for in a loving and healthy environment to prevent later health problems and behavioral ones. [...]

Gordon Setter & Children

The Gordon Setter is known for its loyal nature and tremendous obedience. For this reason, the Gordon Setter is an ideal pet for families with children. The best way to acclimate your Gordon Setter to his or her new life with children is to include your children in the socialization process. Getting your new pet used to the presence (and noises) of children will make it less suspicious of strangers, which is in its nature. Because children can be clumsy and careless of where they sit or step, some pets may not be suitable due to their tendencies to strike back. [...]

Gordon Setter: Weird facts/Did you know?

Originally bred as bird-hunting dogs, the Gordon Setter has a long history of spending time in the outdoors. Often restless indoors, the Gordon Setter is still very much a dog that needs plenty of time outdoors as well as plenty of room to roam about. Despite its history spent hunting down birds, the Gordon Setter is actually a calm and very affectionate dog. Now that you know how to best care for your Setter, here are some interesting facts that you probably didn't know about the Gordon Setter. [...]

Is Crate-training the right method for your Gordon Setter?

Now that you've decided on a Gordon Setter, what method will you employ to train your new pup? The crate method has been gaining momentum with many dog owners, and it can work for you too! If you've decided on a larger breed such as the Gordon Setter, you will find this method simple and so will your new pet. Basically, crate-training involves a large airline-style crate or metal cage that is big enough for your Setter to sit, stand and turn around in. This crate will be used to confine your Gordon Setter when you or your family will not be home to supervise. [...]

Preparing your Gordon Setter for Showing

The Gordon Setter has a beautiful coat and an easy-going nature, two ideal characteristics for any dog preparing for competition. You think your dog is beautiful and destined to be a star, but will the judges agree with you? There are several areas on which you should focus if you are seriously considering entering your Gordon Setter into competition; training, conditioning and grooming & nutrition. [...]

Should you consider getting your Setter “fixed”?

Deciding whether or not to "fix" your Gordon Setter can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be. The basic decision comes down to how long you want your Gordon Setter to live. Studies have shown that Gordon Setters, like many dogs are very susceptible to certain diseases and illnesses if they aren't spayed or neutered. To spay or neuter your Gordon Setter is an important decision to make early on, to prevent complications later. [...]

Socializing your Gordon Setter

Socializing your Gordon Setter is one of the most important things you can do. Beginning this process at an early age is crucial to make sure your pet is used to the sights and sounds of the outside world. Without proper socialization, your Gordon Setter will be suspicious and withdrawn around strangers. Proper socialization involves getting your pet used to people, other pets and any other stimulation of your pet's senses. [...]

Teaching your Gordon Setter to talk

Because the Gordon Setter was originally bred as a hunting dog, it's very obedient and well-behaved. These two traits are ideal in any dog that you want to train to do anything from tricks to talking to potty training. When training your Gordon Setter, exercising patience will be the key to your success. [...]

What you should have before your Gordon Setter comes home

Before you introduce your Gordon Setter to his new home, there are a few basic items that you should purchase. Having these items in advance will guarantee a smooth transition and eliminate any unnecessary problems in those first crucial weeks. Knowing what items your Gordon Setter will need to be comfortable, happy and healthy is essential to beginning the training and socialization processes quickly. [...]

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