Want A Large Watchdog? Choose A Dogo
If you would like to have a large dog to keep you and your family safe, one option is a Dogo Argentino, also known as a Dogo. This dog was bred to hunt large game, but they also make great family pets in the right home. Keep reading to learn more about this to help you know if this dog will fit in well for you.
The Dogo is very protective of their family and may even be too protective. Because of this, you need to ensure you socialize your puppy as soon as you bring it home. Continue doing this to help your Dogo get used to being around people. They usually do not get along with other dogs, however, so this is not a good choice if you want more than one dog in your home. Training is one of the most important things you should do for a Dogo. Because they are massive dogs, they need to be taught not to jump on people, as well as how to sit, stay, keep it, etc. The trainer will train your dog how to walk on a leash without pulling you down.
Because the Dogo is large they are not a good choice if you have small children in your home. They would likely hurt your child without meaning to. Older children will work okay as long as they are old enough to handle a large dog. This dog is best for people that have experience with dogs and not for the first-time pet owner.
The Dogo does require exercise so if you are not an active family this is not a dog for you. They were bred to hunt and need to have jobs to do. You can consider this dog to be highly active. Not giving it enough activity will result in an unruly, large dog in your home. Take your Dogo for long walks every day. If you have a large yard, fence it in so your Dogo can run free. If you take your dog to a dog park, keep it on a leash at all times. As stated above, this breed may become aggressive with other dogs.
Take your dog hiking or anything that requires you to be outdoors for long periods of time. If you have a lake near your home, you will find that this breed loves to swim. They are strong and are able to balance themselves in the water.
For more information, contact a local breeder or shelter to learn more about Dogo puppies for sale.