The Shetland Sheepdog is a long-haired breed of terrier whose back coat is a great appreciation of the breed. Shetland should be groomed in the following way.
1. First, when combing the long neck hair of Shetland, everyone should be in the direction of grooming from down to up, and arrange the hair of Shetland from the neck to the head.
2. When we comb the hair of the hind legs, we should comb the upper part of the legs from the feet, and comb the thigh from the knees to the back. 3. When combing the hair at the end of Shetland's tail, we should encourage the long hairs on his hips to the sides. 4. When combing the Shetland tail, we shall turn the tail up from the rear to reveal the bottom and hold the brush upward from the anus, that is, comb it from the bottom up. 5. When we comb the Shetland's belly hair, we should let the dog lie on its side, then comb halfway. When the dog is lying on its side, the hair on the abdomen should be combed out from the midline. Let the dog lie on its side in the other direction after combing, and then comb out from the middle line.
Raising a Shetland sheepdog is a very careful job, and the allocation of dog food is especially important. Proper nutrition will affect a dog's life. According to the nutrient composition of various feeds and the nutritional needs of dogs, select and match them in one. Consider protein, fat, and carbohydrate needs first, then vitamin and mineral supplements, first quality, then quantity. It is to cannot feed singly for a long time next feed, lest cause anorexia, should change the formula of daily food in due time, adjust feed. It is the digestibility that should consider food next, the food that eats into the body and cannot be absorbed completely by digestion and use, if the digestibility of plant sex protein is 80%, have 20% cannot use. Therefore, the dietary content of various nutrients should be higher than the nutritional needs of dogs. The last is to pay attention to health, feed to fresh, clean, easy to digest, mildewed feed can not be used.
Because, Shetland's hair is long, long hair would give their ears to conceal, let the dog eat ear cannot very good ventilated breathe freely, time is long, the dog's ear more bacteria, so that the dog hair ear disease, so the owner should timely for them clean ear health, reduce the risk of dog hair ear disease. Also note that the host is in the process of breeding shetland, every day need to take the right amount of time, take them to the outdoor to do some right amount motion, to satisfy their need to grow, it can not only enhance the Shetland physique, can also make their intestines and stomach is unblocked, the growth of this dog.
We should start training the Shetland sheepdog at 2-3 months, and then when the Shetland sheepdog is 3-6 months old, we will start the systematic training. You also have to train Shetland sheepdog in different ways, depending on its growth cycle. In addition, in the process of training Shetland, the owner should let the dog develop good living habits and a docile and friendly personality so that Shetland can live more harmoniously with the owner. At 2-3 months of age, the dog has been successfully weaned and has been vaccinated. At this point, the master's training should be based on the training of habits and habits. First of all, let Shetland sheepdog puppy to develop daily regular, fixed eating habits, and to let it develop the habit of not picky eaters. Then the puppy is trained to defecate in a fixed place to go to the toilet, do not defecate in the room, affecting the normal life of the owners. When Shetland sheepdog enters the age of 6 months, it is a critical period for the dog's feelings to change from simple to rich. The feelings of Shetland sheepdog are gradually forming. So this is the best time to train your dog's character and sentiment. At this stage, the host should train Shetland sheepdog to be kind to others and gentle. During the training, the owner should give the dog more love and care, communicate with Shetty every day, and make Shetland sheepdog feel friendly and comfortable in the process of sports and play. While cultivating the Shetland sheepdog's loyalty and obedience to its master, it should also feel the warmth and learn to have love in its heart.
Shetland Sheepdog drinking is at the same level as human drinking water, so don't try to fool your dog with tap water, drink whatever water you drink, and do it for your dog's health. The shetland sheepdog's sink should always be disinfected, and the Shetland sheepdog should be trained not to drink from the standing water in the sink. It is important to note that during the summer months, shetland sheepdogs are designed to have low heat dissipation, so they often need to drink a lot of water. It is important to maintain the principle of "a small number of times" at this time. It is not good for the dog to drink more than one time.