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Secrets to Caring For a Mastif

Jul 28, 2008
If you are reading this article, then Mastiffs at least get your curiosity going. As you are doing your research, you may be asking yourself if you are really ready for a Mastiff. Mastiff's, while loving and loyal, pose some unique challenges for the first time owners. Any dog, regardless of the breed, takes time, patience, love and training. Because of the Mastiffs massive size, they require extra time and patience when trying to train. They can weigh anywhere from 100 to 200 pounds. That's the weight of an adult human if you think about it. Without proper training, socialization, limitations and rules, you might find yourself with a 200 pound animal bounding through your home. Before you take home that wonderful puppy of your dreams that will grow in to a loving Mastiff, here are some things to know about them.

* Mastiffs love to jump and play and require lots of excessive.

* Mastiffs do not like strangers and often show real aggression towards them.

* Mastiffs are extremely social animals and absolutely love attention.

If you appreciate these traits of the Mastiff, then he is the perfect dog for you and your family. Mastiffs require vigorous daily exercise and in fact taking walks or jogging with him will greatly increase the bond between you and your canine friend. Another thing to know is that walking with your Mastiff awakens a primal migratory instinct within your dog and walking with him in a heal position will enforce your roll as "pack leader" in his world. If you can't give your Mastiff regular vigorous excersise then he may get obese, causing joint pain and other health problems. Mastiffs thrive on human interaction and attention which is why it's not good to leave your pet confined to the basement or backyard. Problems with digging, chewing and excessive barking can occur if this is the case. As with most canines, Mastiffs love to please their masters and the people in their lives, and make excellent pets, despite their huge size. They have a meek and gentle disposition which allows them to interact with children very well, even if the children get a little rough at times.

One must remember that even though Mastiffs have a gentle dispositon, they do have fighting and/or guard dog roots. Your Mastiff will require an introduction of all strangers, as they will not welcome them with open arms without letting them know its ok to accept a new person. With no introduction Mastiffs could become aggressive. This wonderful breed makes a loving, protective pet and with the proper information, all owners will reap the rewards of this large breed of dog.

If you have any questions on Dog Supplies or Posh Pampered Pets, please call 979-221-7251 or email us at info@poshpamperedpets.com. Our home office is located in Waller, Texas, with warehouses located throughout the United States such as Detroit Michigan (MI), Indianapolis Indiana (IN), Jacksonville Florida (FL), San Francisco California (CA), , Kansas City MO, Miami, Florida (FL), Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (NC), Washington DC, Los Angeles, California (CA), Fayetteville, Arkansas ( AR), San Francisco California (CA), Columbus Ohio (OH).
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This article was written by Janine Carter, owner of Posh Pampered Pets. If you have any questions regarding Dog Supplies or Posh Pampered Pets , please feel free to call 979-221-7251 or email info@poshpamperedpets.com
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