Outdoor living

by charles
(Lemoore, CA, USA)

When will be the right time/age to leave the puppy out to live with the farm animals?

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Do not leave dog alone with animals until 12 months old. They are still pups and can be silly.

Make sure to spay/neuter your pup at about a year.

Take pup out with you whenever you are working outside. Put a belt around your waste and tie the leash to that. That way, dog will get used to animals without incident and you can do your work.

The dog can stay inside your house at night but better, yet, have a living place in barn where animals are. Have dog in stall or behind a fence, in a large pen (always with shelter), where they can see animals which they will be guarding but not yet have roaming access to them.

I don't know what your dog is guarding but if fowl, build a dog run around chicken coop. Dog needs to get used to these silly birds.

Fowl are like toys for dogs so it's important to introduce them properly. Take fowl in arms to let dog smell them. Do this many times until dog seems fine with them. If older fowl, the fowl will not take any guff from the dog.

If you have many animals, you will need to get a second dog, preferably an older dog of the opposite sex (spayed or neutered)to help with the task.

Make sure to groom your dog regularly. You can bring them in the house for this if you like. If a dog gets matted, the knotted hair pulls their skin and hurts. Do their nails and clean their ears with water and organic vinegar. NEVER shave your dogs. They need their coats to stay cool in summer and warm in winter.

What is the dog guarding? What is set up?

If you have any other questions, please ask.

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