Female Dogo Argentinos cost an average of $1500 – $2500. Besides, their pure breed and championed pedigrees can go beyond $5000, approximately doubling or tripling the initial cost.
Who Should Own a Dogo Argentino?
The Dogo Argentino is a large breed dog that is fearless, sensitive, and a vigilant guardian with a thunderous bark. Their powerful intellect makes them the ideal dog for hunting.
The dog’s talents include tracking, guarding, watchdog, police and military work, guiding the blind, and competitive obedience. This is a perfect fit for you if you are looking for a dog that would stand guard and protect your home from intruders.
A Dogo’s idea of a good time is mostly spent outdoors chasing and hunting, so if you are more of an indoor person who doesn’t like the outdoors, you may prefer a different breed.
However, Dogo Argentino’s make wonderful family pets because they are passionate and faithful to a fault.
Things to Consider Before Owning a Female Argentino Dog?
Getting a dog is a big step and comes with responsibilities. I have spoken to a couple of new dog owners, and many describe it as having a baby and do not expect it to be so much work.
The average lifespan of a dog is 13 years, so make sure you are ready for a long-dedicated commitment to your new sloppy friend. That means loving your pet after the puppy stage, into their naughty energetic teens, and then the golden years of Fido’s life.
Well, it shouldn’t be so tasking if one prepares to own a dog. Here are three ways one can properly prepare to be a dog owner:
Dog allergy test
Before researching the cutest dog or best dog breeds you can get, you should ensure you get a dog allergy test. If you live in a large family, it is best everyone also gets an allergy test.
After all, you would not want to have to return a dog after everyone falls in love with it because someone has an allergic reaction to dogs.
How Can I Deal with an Allergic Reaction to Dogs?
People allergic to dogs may experience a rash, hives, or watery eyes when exposed to dog saliva or dog dander.
In many cases, symptoms of a dog allergy are mild, and a person may still be able to live with a dog if they can manage their symptoms. Some home remedies can reduce symptoms.
However, the only truly effective way to eliminate dog allergies is to AVOID EXPOSURE TO DOGS.
Carry out research
Carrying out research doesn’t just mean looking up the best dog suited for you.
It also entails finding out the dog’s needs, how to take care of the dog, what food to give the dog, and other necessary information you need to care for the dog properly.
One can easily get frustrated when caring for a dog without any prior findings regarding how to care for a dog. Also, to avoid frequent unplanned visits to the vet, it is best to know and understand all you need to care for a dog.
Dogs are expensive, so ensure you have the funds to take care of them from when they are puppies to when they are old. The expenses don’t end after the initial purchase of your dog.
You have to consider the upkeep of the dog, whose cost varies depending on the breed, size, and health of your dog. Having a special saving plan to cater to your dog isn’t bad.
Just like children, dogs are prone to accidents and developing health issues, which would mean trips to vets that are not free. So, prepare a wallet for your dog’s needs.
What Type of Food Should I Feed My Argentino Dog?
Diet and nutrition are probably one of the most important decisions you will make for your pet because it affects their long-term health, immune system, vital organs, condition of their teeth, coat, and even affect their lifespan, so educate yourself and choose wisely.
It is important to feed your Argentino dog premium dog food that is predominantly meat. Choose premium foods that list good quality meats within the first few ingredients.
How do I train my Female Dogo Argentino?
Training a dog is one of the tasking things that many people overlook and end up doubting their reason behind getting the dog in the first place.
Several Dogo Argentino training methods can be used. I
f you are a first-time dog owner, it helps if you get the female Argentino dog as a puppy because that becomes easier to accomplish. Here are some ways to train a puppy while keeping certain basic pointers in mind.
Style of Training
It is important to understand the training style that has to be used when training this breed. The key to training your dog is to be consistent and patient. One cannot expect any positive results if one does not keep at it.
The same instructions must be given repeatedly, which can be quite frustrating, but if you want a well-behaved dog, you must keep it. While using a stern voice is required, make sure that you do not physically harm the dog.
Never beat or hit the dog because this can make him aggressive and rebellious. You need the dog to listen to you, which can be achieved with patience, not physical punishment. This method is also used to learn how to potty-train a dog.
Dogs can be cute and loveable, especially when they are still puppies, and it is very easy to want to let them get away with pretty much anything, especially when they pull out their puppy eyes.
However, you must train the puppy right from the onset about the kind of behavior that is acceptable and that which is not. For example, If you don’t want the puppy to get onto the furniture or your bed, this must be instructed at the beginning.
While different ways may work just as well, one of the most effective ways is to use a firm voice and instruct the dog that you do not want it to climb the furniture.
This is done by holding the dog’s front paws, stopping it whenever it wants to climb the furniture, and following it up with a firm ‘No.
This will help condition the dog that this is not acceptable behavior, and with time, the dog will know that it cannot climb onto the furniture.
This doesn’t make your dog love you any less, but it strengthens your bond with your dog.
Socializing is an important trait of dog training sessions and needs to be made an important part of the Dogo Argentino training methods.
If your dog becomes a nuisance when introduced to people, this can affect your social life because your friends and family will want to avoid anything that would expose them to an aggressive dog……I know I definitely would.
The dog needs to socialize so that when in contact with people, your dog knows that attacking them is not acceptable. For this, taking them to the parks or the beach becomes important.
Dogs are naturally active creatures, so exercising is another important factor that must be brought into training a Dogo Argentino.
This breed requires a lot of physical activity to keep fit. They will start getting restless and aggressive if they aren’t allowed the same. Exercising is important for their health and appetite as well.
Owning a Female Argentino can be a handful, just like owning any other dog. Still, when you prepare yourself by getting all the necessary information you need, it becomes a walk in the park and a very fun experience.