Essential Dalmatian Information

"Must haves" if you are considering adopting or placing a Dalmatian

Resources

General Dog Care and Training

  • The Light of Dog Training - We have partnered with The Light of Dog to bring you an online Basic Training Course to help you with your new addition. The cost is $20 and the will make a $5 donatation to Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado for everyone who registers for their Basic Training course! Check them out and see what you get while giving to us!
  • What a Puppy is...Not!
  • Creating a Compulsive Chewer
  • Dog's Owner Guide
  • Introducing Your New Dog to the Resident Cat
  • Dogs and Babies
  • Animal Behavior Associates.com - More info about children and dogs living safely together
  • Create Training Your Dog
  • Gentle Leader
  • Vet Tracker.com
  • Tips for Finding Dogsitters
  • Assocition of Pet Dog Trainers
  • Positive Training: Peaceable Paws
  • How to Do Things - tips and tricks for traveling wilth pets, how to choose a kennel, and much more
  • How to Rate Your Dog Food: It is always good to know the food you are feeding your dog. This will help you evaluate the foods that you are currently feeding or help to determine if you should consider changing to a better quality food.
  • http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com: Check this link for additional analysis information. Remember that Dalmatians still require LOW purine foods and lower protein. The protein source is, however, is most imporant than the actual level of protein. All Dalmatians should be fed with their dog food floated in water to ensure proper intake of water to flush the bladder and urinary tract. Game meats (venison, etc.) are high purines. Should your dog develop gas on any food, there is a problem in digestion and it is not for your dog. No dog food is right for every dog!
  • Information on Treating Parvo
  • List of Veterinary Assistance Programs for those who cannot afford Vet Care for their pets
  • Adopting a Rescue Dog: The First Seven Days: is a FREE eBook that we highly recommend. Rescuing a dog from a shelter (or rescue group like Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado) is a wonderful way to give a dog a second chance at life, and find yourself a new best friend. But, how do you help start this new relationship off on the right paw? This FREE Guide walks you through the first seven days of adopting a rescue dog. Veterinarian Dr. Susan Wright and Editor Misty Weaver take you through the first seven days, from selecting a dog that will be a good fit with your family (Chapter Four) through to establishing routines (Chapter Seven), and socialization (Chater Eleven). Each chapter ends with a real story from a family that adopted a rescue dog, sharing with you the joys and challenges that accompany any adoption. As you and your dog work together to find a new rhythm together, this guide provides you with the tips and tricks that will make your adoption a little easier and smoother for both master and dog. With some work, a bit of good advice, and a lot of love we know you will change two lives for the better.