How to stop a ridgeback puppy from biting | 7 Simple ways

Ridgeback puppies are busy, excited, fun and happy pups. Like all puppies they will go through a phase of biting when they play. They will eventually grow out of this phase if you set the right boundaries, train them in basic obedience and socialize them well. This article will explore how to stop a ridgeback … Read more

Are Rhodesian ridgebacks velcro dogs?

Rhodesian ridgebacks are loving dogs that like to be close to their owners. Ridgebacks are not velcro dogs because they like their independent space. They will want to spend as much time with you as possible, wanting to know where you are and where you are going. They are also independent and will follow their … Read more

When do Rhodesian ridgebacks calm down?

Rhodesian ridgebacks are large dogs that will start to calm down between 18-24 months old. Male dogs tend to take longer to mature than female dogs and it can be up to 3 years before they move out of the adolescent stage. Ridgebacks are very active dogs until they get quite old. They need lots … Read more

Do Rhodesian ridgebacks like cold weather?

Rhodesian ridgebacks prefer warm weather and generally hate the cold. They have a thin coat and come from the hot climate of Africa. If you live in a cold climate, they will need good, warm shelter if they are to be outdoors or will need a comfortable space indoors to keep them warm. While ridgebacks … Read more

Are Rhodesian ridgebacks easy to train?

Rhodesian ridgebacks can be challenging to train as they are independent, strong willed and like to follow their instincts. Training them from when they are a puppy to learn basic obedience and commands is essential. They thrive on positive reinforcement so lots of treats and toys will help you to train them. I have found … Read more

Are Rhodesian ridgebacks good with cats?

Rhodesian ridgebacks can be good with cats if they are raised with them from a young age, if they are supervised when they are introduced and if the cat has a place to escape to. Ridgebacks are playful dogs and have natural hunting instincts so it is important that your cat has a space to … Read more

Do Rhodesian ridgebacks like to cuddle?

Ridgebacks can like to cuddle if they are in the right mood. They like to be with and even lean against their owners. Each ridgeback has their own personality but it is best to avoid cuddling when they are in a playful mood. They can easily swipe you with their paws and with their strength … Read more

Are Rhodesian ridgebacks good with chickens? (My Experience)

Rhodesian ridgebacks were originally bred as hunting dogs so it is unsafe to leave them unattended with chickens. They can see them as pray or may chase them. Ridgebacks are large and can easily hurt a chicken even if they don’t mean to. I had introduced my ridgeback Cooper to chickens when he was a … Read more

Are Rhodesian ridgebacks good guard dogs?

Rhodesian ridgebacks are fantastic guard dogs. They are highly protective of their property and family and will bark when strangers approach. They are alert, confident, independent and will quickly react if something sees out of place. They are large dogs that can physically intimidate intruders. My ridgeback is incredibly protective of any house we move … Read more

Are Rhodesian Ridgebacks Smart?

Rhodesian ridgebacks are highly intelligent dogs that are adaptable, can problem solve and have high levels of emotional intelligence. They are highly attuned to the emotions of their family members and can be sensitive if they are in trouble. I have had 14 years of experience caring for my ridgeback and can tell you that … Read more