Are Rhodesian Ridgebacks High Maintenance?

Rhodesian ridgebacks are known for their loyalty, affection but they can be high maintenance. They are large dogs that require a lot of exercise and attention. They are highly devoted to their families and love to be with their owners all the time. They like to be indoors with you and outdoors to you. This … Read more

How to Discipline a Rhodesian Ridgeback | Tips and Techniques

Positive reinforcement is one of the most effective methods for disciplining a Rhodesian Ridgeback. This involves rewarding good behavior with treats, praise, and attention and ignoring any unwanted behaviour. When your Rhodesian sits on command, reward them with a treat and lots of praise. When they whine, jump or bark, ignore the behaviour. When they … Read more

Do Rhodesian Ridgebacks Smell? | What You Need to Know

Ridgebacks do not normally smell and are usually clean dogs. If you do notice a strong smell coming from your Rhodesian Ridgeback it is usually because they have rolled in something. Regular grooming, including brushing and bathing, can help keep your dog smelling fresh and clean. It’s important to ensure that your dog’s ears are … Read more

Are Rhodesian Ridgebacks Good Off Leash? | Insights and Tips

Ridgebacks can be trained to be good off leash after they are 2 years old. They have a strong pray drive and an independent personality so can often choose to ignore you if something more interesting is happening. Ridgebacks can run towards other dogs, smells and animals if they are not well trained. Obedience is … Read more

Are Rhodesian ridgebacks good for first time owners? (My advice)

Ridgebacks are fantastic dogs and I have owned mine for over 14 years. They are known for their loyalty to their family and protective nature but these dogs are not for everyone. They are high energy, need consistent training and regular socialization with people and other dogs. Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a large and muscular breed … Read more

Do Rhodesian ridgebacks drool?

Rhodesian ridgebacks do drool in small amounts but much less than other large breeds. They do not have overly large lips and cheeks but will drool if they are waiting for food, doing high levels of activity or drinking a lot. If you are bringing your ridgebacks in the car after exercise it is a … Read more

Do Rhodesian ridgebacks howl?

Rhodesian ridgebacks rarely howl and may only do so if they are part of a pack. I have never heard my ridgeback howl instead he will whine or bark. Ridgebacks can learn to howl if they are with other dogs that howl a lot. On their own ridgebacks are a quiet breed and usually only … Read more

Why do Rhodesian Ridgebacks Whine?

Ridgebacks are vocal dogs and while whine more than others. They do this to communicate what they want, whether it is to come indoors, to play or if its time for dinner. Ridgebacks will whine at the door if they need to go out and will use it as their way of letting you know … Read more

Do Rhodesian ridgebacks like water?

Rhodesian ridgebacks can enjoy playing in water with other dogs, on warm days and if there is a gently entry. Ridgebacks however hate getting their feet wet when it is cold outside. They will do anything to avoid stepping on wet grass on cold mornings. Ridgebacks can love playing in water if they are introduced … Read more

Are Ridgebacks picky eaters?

Ridgebacks can be picky eaters and can walk away from perfectly good food if they don’t like the look of it. My ridgeback only likes certain types of dry food and will never eat fruit and vegetables if he can help it. Raw and cooked meat are usually irresistible to ridgebacks but just make sure … Read more