Find Sheltie Puppies for Sale Near Me
Breeder listings. Rescue listings. The truth about pet stores with Sheltie puppies for sale. What do you need when you bring your puppy home? We've got you covered.
So you're getting a Sheltie puppy and are crazy excited? Been there. Here's what you need to do to set up your home for your new puppy and handle basic issues like housetraining, chewing, play biting and whining with minimum fuss. This article eases you into the sometimes surprising responsibilities of puppy training, what you'll need to buy beforehand, what to expect at night time and when you leave the house, and how to properly care for your puppy from day one.
There are thousands of rescue dogs waiting to be adopted, and many Shelties among them. You're unlikely to find young Sheltie puppies here, but don't discount older puppies and adult dogs. The benefit of adopting an adult Sheltie is he's likely housetrained and recognizes commands. He'll also be ready to adopt immediately, as rescues are under constant pressure to open up spaces for new intakes. He's likely been through a lot in his life - abandonment, neglect, or both - and is in desperate need of a secure loving home. So before you seek out a breeder, check your nearest Sheltie rescue and give a Sheltie a second chance at life. Our up-to-date listings cover the US, Canada, and the UK.
Professional breeders routinely have Sheltie puppies for sale, perhaps a few times a year if they are particularly active. Dog breeders aim to produce champion show dogs as ideal examples of the breed. However in the process they produce many more pet-quality dogs that wouldn't win at shows. These are the gorgeous Sheltie puppies you'll find for sale. Of course they're perfect in our eyes but in the eyes of a judge they might have the wrong patches of coloring, improper gait, and so on. Contact a Sheltie breeder in your area and visit their premises to make sure they're humane (and not a puppy mill posing as a breeder). If you're happy, put your name down for their next litter. Our breeder listings cover the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.
The devastating truth about pet store puppies is they are almost always sourced from animal cruelty. Sometimes you're looking at the result of accidental breeding by pet owners, but more often these dogs come from puppy mills. There are tens of thousands of puppy mills in the US, where dogs spend their entire lives in small crates, are used for repeated breeding, then euthanized when they've exhausted thier use as money making tools. Puppy mills come in many shapes and sizes, posing as professional breeding facilities, yet disregard the health and basic needs of their dogs. Every time someone buys a Sheltie puppy from a pet store, it puts money back into this trade. Learn the shocking truth about this industry, and the long term outcome for puppies bred in these conditions, who have problems with socialization, training, infectious diseases and genetic illnesses.
Rescue Shelties often come with a name from their previous life, or perhaps a nickname given by the rescue shelter. You can change your Sheltie's name if they're young and it'll be fairly easy to adapt. Likewise, Sheltie puppies may come with a nickname from their breeder, but this is a temporary name they're unlikely to recognize. So it's your job to come up with a permanent name that suits your puppy. Names are important, as you'll be hollering this at the dog park for years to come. It's also important to pick a name that your Sheltie can easily recognize. Here's our 101 Sheltie names to inspire you.
How to Care for a Shetland Sheepdog Puppy
All puppies are adorable. That's a scientific fact! But the Shetland Sheepdog puppy - with his big floppy ears, beautiful almond eyes, and silky soft fur - knows how to be deliberately cute on demand. Interestingly, sable Sheltie puppies usually have lighter fur when they're young, which deepens and intensifies as they age. In fact, it can take up to two years for the full adult double coat to grow, which is what gives this breed their distinctive look.
How to Clicker Train Your Dog
Clicker training is a gentle training method that uses only positive reinforcement to teach your dog new behaviors. All you need is a good clicker and an understanding about what makes this dog training method work so well, especially with intelligent dogs like Shelties. I'm going to help you get an overview of clicker training here, plus everything you need to get started.
How To Photograph Your Dog
One of the reasons I made Sheltie Planet is because I have an abundance of Sheltie photos I wanted to share. I love taking pictures of Howard and Piper and being able to capture them in a way that frames that moment forever. Today I'd like to share some general pet photography tips based on what I've learnt using my digital point-and-shoot camera. I hope this helps you get the most out of your pet photography and creates some great images that you will treasure forever.
The Top 10 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds
Dogs can be smart in different ways: a breed with an acute and wellhoned ability to work will be quick to learn how to do its job. Other breeds may be so eager to please their people that they're attentive and highly trainable. But intelligence alone doesn't make a good pet. Owners need to be willing to put in the work to channel a dog's inherent intelligence - and a good owner will understand a dog's natural traits to bring out his natural smarts.