Making Your Dog Win In Sled Races
So, you decided to train your dog win in sled races. Here are some tips to do it.
1. Provide dry and clean bedding.
If you want to have a winning dog, provide him first with a clean and complete house. It is your duty and responsibility that your dog must have adequate and clean bedding.
2. Give high quality diet.
Give your dog the best diet that you can find. All year round, feed him with the best diet possible. This includes giving the dog some quality fat in his diet. Fat gives your dog enough energy to run. How much fat you give depends on various factors. For example, Alaskan Huskies are burning fat seemingly by just standing still! Some dogs like Malamutes and Siberians do not require fat as much. Don?t scrimp on quality.
3. Follow schedule.
Make a regular schedule for your dog to relieve himself. Stick to the schedule. Making a schedule to relieve your dog will earn you his trust. Whether the schedule is every after two or four hours (or more), follow strictly your schedule.
4. Provide shade.
Give shades to your dogs, especially in summer.
5. Clean your dog regularly.
Clean the dog's house regularly. This is also for your dog's good health.
6. Control flies.
Your dog would appreciate if you put something on him to defend him against flies.
7. Give water consistently, adding a few more buckets in summer.
Like humans, your dog needs water too. Give them clean water regularly. Add a few buckets of water in summer, when the heat is too much for some dogs.
When your dog is training and running all day long, you might want to give him water right after his run. If you are training your dog on a cool season, then you might probably not give him water every after run. But, if you are training in summer, be sure that you give your dog water consistently. Your dog might collapse from heat if you ignore his need for water.
9. Buy your dog from well known breeders.
If you have no dog yet, you might want to buy a puppy from a winning breeder. Winning bloodlines enhance your dog's chances of winning. Of course, having a dog from a winning breed does not ensure outright victory in sled racing. The dog still has to be trained to win.
Having a winning dog in sled races is a cooperation between your dog and his trainer - you. It entails a lot of mutual trust and care to ensure a winning dog.
About the Author: Jack Russell is a a long time dog fancier, visit his Dog Resources Blog and download his Free Dog Owners Handbook - it's Dog Gone Good! http://www.daveshealthbuzz.com/dogcare/