guys, dont automatically jump on the FEED RAW train. Not everyone can keep up with that or wants to.
If your dog is showing signs of allergies or has an unpleasant smell to him, try a diet change. By a diet change, switch to a different food. Often times, a dogs smell can be associated with how their body reacts to the quality of the food they're ingesting. Your dog could also be suffering allergies. Shedding profusely can be attributed as well to the quality of the food the dog is getting. Switch your dog to a different food and see how it works over a time span. You'd have to give it a couple weeks before you'd start to notice any changes for the better or worse.
Its also possible for your dog to have environmental allergies. If you choose to try RAW feeding, research thoroughly. It needs to be balanced appropriately which can be difficult for some to manage. You also have to consider the space needed to store raw products for your dog. A lot of people have a seperate freezer just for their dogs meals.
As for training, why is this pup 11 months old and untrained? Thats similar to handing a loaded gun to a child and telling them to play nice and not hurt anyone. A pup that has basic obedience is not only easier to handle but a much more pleasant member of the family to be around. Just like with kids, animals need boundaries. Its far easier to start training a pup than it can be to encourage an older dog to follow the rules and behave themselves and seperate themselves from undesirable habits already formed. Get involved with a quality trainer and train that pup appropriately!!!
Best of luck.
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