This dog was originally bred to withstand icy water, and this breed sure loves to swim. Making an excellent companion animal, they are very devoted and loyal. This breed does alert bark, however not often. A very clever breed, this dog requires a skillful owner.
Generally a playful and hard working breed, this dog loves a job to do. Loves to play catch and will keep going for hours. This breed is very happy and good with children and other pets. Very high energy and needs sufficient exercise.
Does your Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety
is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Some say this breed has the wonderful temperament of the ever-popular Golden Retriever, but the Toller has been known to be a little wary around strangers and unfamiliar animals. However, this breed will tolerate quite a bit of child's play, and would do well with another four legged companion given they are properly socialized.
The double coat on the Toller should be brushed all the way down to the undercoat to ensure a healthy and smooth coat. Dry shampooing works best on the coat of this breed, and should not be bathed regularly as this removes the oils from the skin and coat, which gives it the ability to be water resistant.
If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, also known as the Toller, has a water repellent double coat that can withstand extreme temperatures. The coat is medium length and soft, and a soft and dense undercoat. Feathering on the hindquarters is present.
Being so high energy, this breed requires fun and games, and consistent training. Varying methods of training work best with this breed to keep his attention. Does very well in retrieving and is fairly good in obedience. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppy.
Consider crate training
if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Fetch is a favorite of this retrieving breed. This will keep the dog sufficiently exercised and happy. However, this dog would do best with a fenced in yard, as this dog is rambunctious and lively. Socialization
is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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