Caring For Your Silky
 

Your Silky is a house pet, and not a breed that should ever be left outdoors overnight. Inside the house, it is a good idea to provide a crate for your dog to sleep in at night. Your dog will look upon the crate as its bedroom—a refuge when it's tired or just wants to be left alone. It should never be used to punish your dog or it will learn to hate the crate. Having your dog properly crate-trained can be a real blessing should your Silky ever become ill or injured and need to a lot of rest to recover. Crates also provide a safe way to transport your Silky in your vehicle, keeping both it and you safe in the event of sudden stops or accidents, or distracting you while you’re driving. Of course, if you don't mind your Silky sleeping on the pillow in between you and your spouse, your Silky won't mind either!

Preparing For Your New Puppy

Before your puppy arrives you'll need to go shopping. It's just like bringing a new human baby home.... you need certain items to keep the baby clean, comfortable, safe and have something to play with. read the full article ...

Health Matters  

We are lucky in that the Silky Terrier is a pretty healthy breed overall. That is not to say no problems ever occur, but there is nothing major running through the breed that affects the breed in general. read the full article ...

Keeping Your Silky Safe

It’s amazing the number of things that are poisonous to our pets—things that we never think of. Having a pet is like having a small child around the house: they are curious about everything and like to put an astonishing variety of things in their mouths that they shouldn’t! Most poisonings can be prevented. read the full article ...

Grooming

Your Silky should be bathed every couple of weeks if you want to maintain the beautiful silky coat that the breed is known for. This needn't be such a terrible chore for either one of you as long as you start the process when your Silky is a puppy so he/she becomes used to it. Most will even get to enjoy the time that the two of you get to spend together.
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