Is my basset hound sad?

Just be sure to use gentle, positive training methods. Basset Hounds are emotionally sensitive and will shut down if treated roughly. Well-bred Bassets are even-tempered, relaxed, and generally happy dogs. They are very gentle with children and other pets.

How often should I give my basset hound a pill?

After the first deworming, your vet might prescribe a pill that you can give your basset hound each month to keep it free from intestinal parasites. It is also very important that you take care of your dog’s teeth.

Why does my basset hound shake its head a lot?

If you see that your basset hound shakes its head or scratches its ears a lot, it might be because it has ear problems. Check with your vet if this happens. You should protect your basset hound from fleas and ticks, for both its help and yours.

What’s the best way to care for a basset hound?

The best would be get your hound used to brushing its teeth once per week, but it doesn’t work with all the dogs. If you can’t seem to get it familiarized with the teeth brush, give him marrow bones. Chewing marrow bones is good for its teeth. Cut its nails often, because these usually grow very fast.

How can I protect my basset hound from fleas and ticks?

You should protect your basset hound from fleas and ticks, for both its help and yours. There are many different ways to prevent fleas and ticks, from collars to pills. Check with your vet which is the best option in particular for your dog and make it part of your basset hound routine. Do the same with other parasites such as worms.

What’s the best thing to do with a basset hound?

Basset Hounds are independent thinkers who don’t particularly care about pleasing you. Most Basset Hounds are stubborn and can be manipulative. You must show them, through absolute consistency, that you mean what you say. To teach your Basset Hound to listen to you, I recommend “Respect Training” is mandatory.

Is it bad for a basset hound to be obese?

Basset Hounds who don’t get enough exercise can become obese, which puts additional stress on their bones and joints and causes more health problems. Basset Hounds need regular opportunities to stretch their legs in a safely enclosed area, like a dog park,…

Why do basset hounds not run for miles?

Providing enough exercise. Basset Hounds were originally bred to run for miles. Unfortunately, modern breeders deliberately breed them with a deformed structure that is unhealthy. These dogs cannot and should not run for miles, else they destroy their already-iffy joints and bones.

Why do Basset Hounds rear up on their hind legs?

Basset Hounds live for food, which is why so many of them are fat. They are champion beggers, and will steal any tidbit within reach – and be forewarned that when they rear up on their hind legs, their reach includes countertops!