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Koi Health & Disease: Everything You Need To Know 2nd Edition
A lot of experience is in this book and keeping it simple is important. Buy on Amazon

NOTE: The "Sporn Halter" I'm always talking about....(Link)

NOTE: Do not give PORK bones. Please.

NOTE: Your dog WILL NOT STARVE when you feed dry dog food offered dry.

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How Old To Neuter a Male Dog:

When to Neuter a dog

I would neuter my dog thusly:

Adorable small breeds: Pretty much any time after 20 weeks.
Adorable medium breeds: 6-7 months unless they're showing male behaviors.
Large breed dogs who are supposed to have blocky heads and broad shoulders: As close to a year as possible WITHOUT SACRIFICING PEACEFULNESS FOR TESTOSTERONE AGGRESSION. My dog, Ajax had to be neutered early because he had started GROWLING at people before he was even 5 months old!!!
Large breed dogs who don't need blocky heads: 6-7 months unless they're showing male behaviors.

If a male dog starts being skittish, growly, snappy, crazy-eyed, fearful, or roamy and deaf-to-training- You should ACCELERATE plans to neuter and head off the influence of TESTOSTERONE.
And get the dog into a trainer's purview before the behaviors are ingrained.

Certain breeds like Cavaliers, Frenchies, Retrievers, most spaniels, are in the Neuter-at-6-7 months category.

I have a list of dog breeds that are notoriously skittish and fearful - if you avoided those breeds it probably wouldn't matter when you secured the neuter.

The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition) Hardcover

I've been a hard core endorser of the ORIGINAL book from like, 20 years ago. But recent reviewers call this book "The Best of the Best" on Amazon so I have to defer. And these Monks, they train German Shepherds which are the hardest to bring to heel.

Voted the BEST Dog Training Book

Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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