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Red Heeler > New Heeler Owner-advice needed
» There has since been 1 post. Last posting by kai, Nov 27 4:48 pmRed Heeler > New Heeler Owner-advice needed
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|Got the puppy a little early along with his sister for my friend. Girl seems very intelligent and has already picked up on using the dog door. (Pups are 5-6 weeks old). Male hasn't QUITE got it and isn't AS playful as the female.|
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» There has since been 2 posts. Last posting by kai, Nov 27 4:48 pm
|Barked: Sat Nov 5, '11 1:34pm PST |
I am getting a Red Heeler puppy in about 4 weeks. I keep seeing people say "Give them a job" (or a task) but I'm not exactly sure what this means. What type of job? How do you give a dog a job? I've had boxers, labs, and jack russels... so this breed is new to me and I want to make sure I train him correctly so he doesn't become destructive.
"Red Heelers need activities, tasks and lots of room to run; therefore, they are probably not suited for apartment living. Without open spaces and jobs to do, they can get into mischief and destructiveness.
A healthy Red Heeler can live as long as 15 years. Common health issues may include eye problems, hip dysplasia and deafness. Unless you live on a ranch, plan on keeping your Red Heeler on a leash. They are very curious and love to run and roam. "
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