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Before choosing a Dog

  • Understand why you wanted your dog and the lifestyle changes after having a pet dog. Do you want dog as a family pet? What about having a dog as an active companion? Having a dog for sports (hunting, retrieving or obedience trials)? Want a dog for protection? Wanting a dog for police work or rescue? Need them for assistance or just purely for show competitions? These will make you easier to choose the right dog for you, your family and friends.
  • Consider whether you are home enough to prevent your dog from being lonely. Dogs are social creatures and enjoy company Depending on the breed, you might consider having two dogs so they can keep each other company if you are away from home for long hours.
  • Consider whether you are or are not active. This will help you make up your mind on dog that are laid back or the active ones.
  • Consider the financial cost of owning a dog. It is important to understand the cost factor before choosing a dog is important, especially on dog cages, dog food, and dog toys and accessories, as well as species-specialized equipment you will need. Avoid the temptation to take a bargain-priced dog, as a healthy dog requires care and proper and detail handling once it is chosen as a pet.
  • Consider the commitment of time. The time spent onto dogs is also important. Regular affections is demanded from most dogs. Feeding dogs healthy food and fresh water every day. Carry out exercise if your dogs are those active breeds. Regular grooming will ensure your dog’s hair and skin are in healthy conditions, as well as maintaining the cleanliness of your dog. Addition training is required, as some breeds require more patience than others. Once every few months, regular medical checkup is need, too
  • Consider what type of dog:
    • Gender: Male tends to mark territory and want to run off mate if not neutered, while Female tend to be on-heat, require sanitary conveniences and preventions from unwanted pregnancies if not sprayed.
    • Show or not show quality: Show dogs may require special documentations and select a known industry breeder if you plan to show your dog in competitions
    • Mixed Breed or Purebreed: Finding out these information will help your to understand your dog better (i.e. characteristics, active/non-active, traits, demenanor, etc.)
    • Purebreed groups: Herding dog / Hound dog / Non-sporting dog / Sporting dog / terrier dog / toy dog / working dog
    • Traits, Size and temperament: For example, a dog that sheds, big and required lots of exercises but calm in temperament will be Labrador species, while a dog that do not shed, small and required less exercises but make loud noises when barking will be the Terrier species, including Miniature Schnauzer, Toy Poodle, and other small dogs. Please research or get advice getting the right breed for you.
    • Feeding, exercise and Training: Size does matter. Likewise, the recommended nutrition, regular exercising and training is also crucial for the well-behavior of your pet dogs.
    • Licensing your dog. Make sure your pet(s) has/have registered with MKA and microchip’d (applied to all dogs in Pets Wonderland). For more information, please contact your local authority for rules on special ID-tagging on pet dogs.
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      Caring for Dog

      • Dog Supplies

        Pets Wonderland outlets carry a range of products for all pet lovers. Please click here or consult our staffs at all outlets for specific products that meet your pooch’s needs.

      • Puppy Feeding Regime:

        The current guideline will meets best to our in-house dogs.

      • Give until level 60grams from the measuring cup each time
      • Two times a day: 10am and 7pm (routine schedule of Pets Wonderland in-house dogs. Changes is required with slow transition to the schedules that fits your lifestyle needs)
      • After 6 months can practice one time feeding and increased volume during growing period
      • Freshwater or boiled drinking water at ad libitum should be provided to puppy to avoid illness, including diarrhea, dehydration and related symptoms.
      • DO NOT give the following dangerous food to your puppy:
        Chocolate, Coffee (Caffeine-related food), Alcohol, Xylitol, Dairy products, Moldy food, Onion and garlic, Grape and raisin, Mushroom, Avocado, Nutmeg, Baby food and cat food
      • Puppy-Training Tips:
      • A new puppy can really melt your heart, but they can also be a handful. 
      • The sooner your pooch is accustomed to doing his business outdoors and on schedule, the better for all of you.
      • Interestingly, this is made easier when correlated to the feeding schedule.
      • There is more to training your puppy than housebreaking, however.
      • Freshwater or boiled drinking water at ad libitum should be provided to puppy to avoid illness, including diarrhea, dehydration and related symptoms.
      • You must also know the correct way to humanely discipline your new dog when he misbehaves.
      • Dog-Grooming Tips :
      • Wash your puppy or adult dog with shampoo & conditioner when necessary.
      • Ears should be cleaned with ear cleaning solutions and soft cotton buds
      • Brush hair regularly to remove dirt and tangles
      • Your puppy needs toys to chew on, especially during teeth growing period around 4 months to 1 year old. Training aids may help to ensure a happy sociable personality.
      • Do not bath your puppies within 5 days of vaccination. Do clean with wet towel to remove odor or dirt until vaccination period is over.
      • Please consult our staff for information on ticks and flea control.
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