How do I take care of the dog after a Maltipoo rescue?

Americans loves owning pets and around 10% of the current American population have more than three dogs in their homes. Some of these dogs have been rescued and live in the 3500 animal shelter homes around the country. If you are a pet owner it would be great if you could bring a Maltipoo dog into your home from a Maltipoo rescue home. However before you bring the dog home understand what care guidelines it needs on a daily basis.

Maltipoo RescueCare Guidelines

•    When you adopt a Maltipoo dog, you have to understand that you have to keep the dog inside. Unlike other dog breeds, this dog cannot stay in a kernel outside during the night or even in a garden patio.

•    These dogs are cute feisty dogs which require tactical handling by their owners. If they are young they have to be trained especially to control their barking. Here you could use the help of a professional dog trainer or train them yourself using simple techniques of play and reward system.

•    If you do not have an active lifestyle, it would be best not to invest in them. A bored Maltipoo dog can be quite troublesome. In fact they are happy when you take them out for walks daily, play with them and undertake minimum 15 minutes of exercise regime daily with them.  The simple ball fetching game is something they love.

•    When undertaking a Maltipoo Rescue you have to understand that this dog breed is very sensitive to its surroundings. Thus if you stay in an apartment or residential area which has strict noise restrictions, it would be best not to take them. Most of the time they have to be trained to control their barking.

Do they have a special diet?

Maltipoo dogs are fed two main meals a day. The quantity of food you feed them daily would depend on certain factors. These factors could be age, size, daily level of activity and current metabolism of the dog’s body. It’s best to invest in a good dog food which would supply him with the basic nutrients that his active body needs.

How do you ensure that he enjoys a good top coat?

Maltipoo dogs do not shed much dander and have a soft woolen top coat. The texture of the hair could be curly or wavy in nature. Most Maltipoo dogs are available in common colors like white, cream and silver. You would need to brush the top coat of the dog daily and wash him once a month.  The hair needs trimming. Here the ears of the dog should also be cleaned to prevent any infection from settling in.

What are the other hygiene tips?

Like other pet dogs, your Maltipoo dog needs his nails to be clipped and maintained well. He also needs his teeth to be brushed at least thrice a weak. This would prevent bacteria formation in his mouth.

Now that you understand the care guidelines well, welcome the lovely Maltipoo dog into your household and make a best friend for a lifetime.

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5 Comments to “How do I take care of the dog after a Maltipoo rescue?”

  • Alicia December 9, 2015 at 1:36 am

    I brush mine every single day and it’s so much easier this way. It might seem like a hassle at first but after a few weeks you get used to it. I take her out in the morning, then feed her, play along for a while, and about an hour later I brush her 5-10 minutes. She got so used to our little routine that she jumps in the bathtub by herself and waits for me to come with the brush.

  • Samantha December 25, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    We brush Bobby each evening, it’s our little alone-time. It’s nothing complicated, just a simple brushing session of around 5-6 minutes where he gets to nibble on my toes.

  • Eva December 28, 2015 at 11:40 am

    The adjustment period is the most important one! When we took our dog home we made sure we already had everything he needed and we didn’t leave him alone very much the first couple of days. We started at 5 minutes and gradually went to 10, 15, 30, 45, and an hour. We had a camera in the room so we can see what he was doing and at first he whined a bit and then started playing with this stuffed toys.

  • Danielle January 6, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    I feed mine two times and give her two snacks in between. It can be something like 2-3 apple slices or some cottage cheese, whatever I have handy, she’s not very picky.

  • William January 8, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    We had to work a lot with ours to help her adjust with our neighborhood. We live in a busy area – buses, trams, ambulances and so on – and at first she was terrified. The trainer we worked with did wonders, now she can’t wait to get outside and meet her buddies.