My dog Tito
Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:40 AM
Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:46 AM
That's great that you have found a new companion, helper and most of all family member! Just watch out... too many treats can lead to an over weight pup that won't be able to do anything! My mother in laws dog gets a treat for everything. One day I saw how chubby she was getting so she had to cut back on her treats.
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 04:51 AM
If you drop as many things as I do - I think Tito may be getting enough exercise to control his weight
We have two larger dogs (standard poodle and wheaten terrier). I am lucky and my arms and hands are still in fairly good shape (just don't ask me to make a fist) So, I still do their brushing - it's good hand therapy. However, my husband took over all the walking/exercise duties a while ago. I really think the forced exercise/fun/relaxation time is the best medicine for my care-giving hubby - although the dogs leash manners have gone way downhill under his eye
Everyone I know who has a Bichon loves them. Sounds like a great choice!
Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:03 AM
Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:43 AM
I will keep an eye on his weight. He's a picky eater and hardly eats his dog food (probably from eating his dog biscuit treats). Thanks for the tip!
Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:29 AM
That's what I do and mine are lean and mean....LOL...not really, they are spoiled little angels with cute little tummies. Maxx is walking on my coffee table at the moment, but I'll let those 7lbs slide .
Have fun with him...