A working dog also has a number of opportunities to be exposed to kennel cough if he competes in dog sports or shows.
Owning a working dog that has kennel cough can be a little more difficult than owning a more sedentary dog that has this illness.
Although there is no practical way to keep a working dog from catching this common illness, there are some preventative steps you can take.
There are also ways to keep your busy working dog quietly entertained that will encourage him to lie down.
Make sure your working dog is vaccinated against Bordetella.
There are a few things that you can do to keep your working dog entertained that do not involve running, bounding, barking, jumping, spinning, and all of his other normal activities.
Rest, plenty of fluids and time will have your working dog back on the agility course or at the weight pull competition in no time!
The Labrador Retriever (Lab) originated in Newfoundland as a working dog to help fisherman pull nets out of the water and catch any escaping fish.
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