A Canadian Eskimo Dog should do well with a nutritionally balanced, premium dog food. Many owners choose to feed their Canadian Eskimo Dog a food formulated for large breed working dogs to ensure that they are getting the nutrition and calories that they require.
To avoid overeating and unhealthy weight gain it is strongly suggested to stick to a feeding schedule rather than free feeding. Meal portions should also be made appropriate for the dog’s age and level of activity.
Be sure that there is always clean drinking water available for them to stay properly hydrated.
The Canadian Eskimo Dog’s gorgeous, thick coat is fairly simple to care for and does not require any more effort than caring for similar breeds.
Brushing out their coat once or twice per week will keep them free of debris and loose hairs. During shedding season, more frequent brushing will be needed to keep up with the increase in dead hairs.
These dogs do a fairly good job of staying away from mess, so they do not need frequent bathing. For those rare occasions where they find themselves messier than usual though, a bath as needed will help to keep them looking and feeling their best.
Check their ears every week for debris and waxy buildup. Wipe the ears with either a damp cloth or a dog ear cleaning formula.
To make sure that they are comfortable and to avoid injury while they run and play, their nails will need to be trimmed regularly. Highly active dogs can wear their nails down naturally though, so how frequently they will need to be trimmed will depend on the dog’s level of activity.
To decrease the risk of tooth and gum problems, their teeth should be brushed several times per week, if not daily.
These dogs were bred to work hard for long hours, so they require a large amount of daily exercise to stay happy and healthy.
Walks around the block won't cut it for these energetic dogs. They need plenty of opportunity to run around and play with their families and favorite people. Giving them a job they can perform or training them for dog sports are other great ways to give your Canandian Eskimo Dog the daily workout they crave.
Be sure to keep your Canadian Eskimo Dog on a leash or a lead whenever they are not in a secure space such as a large private property, a well fenced yard or indoors.
The Canadian Eskimo Dog is a highly intelligent breed that is far more obedient than their closer relatives. Early socialization and puppy training courses are still suggested to help these pups grow into amiable and well rounded companions.
Despite their relative obedience to their relatives, these dogs still need a strong leader to raise and guide them, so it is strongly suggested that owners be experienced with such dogs.
Be sure to go into training with plenty of patience and positivity. These dogs do not respond well to negativity so a firm but kind hand is needed. Training sessions should be kept fun and playful to keep your Canadian Eskimo Dog engaged and happy to participate. The more positive memories they have to associate with training, the more eager they will be to participate and do well.