Kooikerhondjes have their wonderfully playful side, but sometimes Rover doesn't realize that certain objects in your home are off limits. Keeping your Kooikerhondje busy to avoid destructive behavior may take some creativity but will safeguard your belongings. This can be done by interacting with him when you're there, finding activities and appropriate playthings for him when you're not, and learning to cope with the in-between period when he hasn't quite learned how to behave without you yet. Al these will help you feel the joy of having a dog in your home instead of fearing a bull in a China shop. [...]
Dogs deserve vacations too, and Kooikerhondjes are no exception. But what do you have to consider when deciding if your Kooikerhondje is ready to travel? Some main concerns are whether he's old enough, his vaccination status, and if he has his identification. All these factors will help you to first decide is he's ready to travel and then to make any trip turn out well if he is. [...]
Dogs can do a lot more than just play fetch even though that is enough reason to love them. They can fill many roles and utilize their gifts and senses to help out their owners. They don't even ask for anything but love in return. Kooikerhondjes, for example, can work as duck decoys, hearing dogs, and therapy dogs. These dogs have a lot to offer if only given the chance. Let's see exactly what they can do. [...]
There is a lot more to think about when getting a dog than just getting him or her a bowl to eat out of and some food to go in it. The Kooikerhondje breed of dog is no exception. Kooikerhondjes, puppies especially, need to be toilet trained, house trained, and, depending on their age and the environment they came from, trained not to bite. Let's take a look at how some of this can be accomplished. [...]
They say a dog would do anything to protect his owner, and this is quite often the case. Guard dogs serve this protective function in several different settings including businesses and homes. Some breeds, such as Kooikerhondjes, are more inclined toward being guard dogs than others. They are ideal guard dogs because they are territorial, can be trained to respond to commands, and are good watch dogs. Let's take a look at some of the reasons why Kooikerhondjes make such good protectors. [...]
Kooikerhondjes are just like humans in that they need good hygiene practices and good grooming to look and feel their best. Some of the basics of this upkeep include baths and brushing, special attention to eye care, and conscientious toenail maintenance. These practices are essential to keeping your Kooikerhondje healthy and a pleasure to have around the house. [...]
In order to live long and happy lives, dogs have to live a healthy lifestyle. The problem is that it can be difficult knowing what exactly to do with your dog's diet to make sure he stays healthy and active. This article will look at a few of the ways you can keep your Kooikerhondje's weight under control with diet and exercise to keep him going strong for years to come.
Do I Have To Put My Dog On A Diet?
The simple answer is yes. We all need to watch what we eat to stay healthy, and Fido is no different than you or me in this respect. [...]
Before you get a dog, you need to ask yourself how this new addition will get along with the other members of your family. The main concerns usually center on other dogs, pets, and children. The Kooikerhondje breed is first known as a hunting dog but how will it interact with all the members of your family? This article will take a look at some of the factors involved and how well a Kooikerhondje might fit into your home. [...]
Health problems can be passed down to dogs from their parents just like human children can inherit health problems from their parents. For the Kooikerhondje breed this is a real concern because they have a small gene pool. This makes them an easy target for such genetic conditions. Breeders try very hard to reduce or eliminate diseases and problems such as cataracts, epilepsy, patella luxation, and Von Willebrand's disease through tests and selective breeding. Breeders are taking these steps to ensure the health of the Kooikerhondje breed. Let's look at why this is so important. [...]
Dogs are surprising creatures. Every so often you hear a story about how one saves a family from a fire or has some other quality that makes them different from the rest. Some are giant and some are small while some have short hairs while others make it look like your favorite mop is suddenly trying to run away. Have you ever wondered what other things make dogs different? Kooikerhondjes, for example, wear earrings and play sports. It's no joke. Read on. [...]