Brushing: Keeshonden need regular brushing. Click here for tips on brushing techniques.
Feet & toenails: Keep your dog’s toenails trimmed short. You should not hear them clicking when the dog walks. Click here for tips on trimming feet and toenails.
Training: Click here for general training tips.
Housebreaking: Click here for housebreaking tips.
Health Tips: Most Keeshonden are generally healthy, but there are some known health problems. Click here for more information.
Lost dog: For information on how to find a lost dog, click here.
Crates: Your home is new, large, and filled with furniture and other objects
your puppy doesn’t understand. This is confusing and often scary to your puppy.

Left on their own, puppies will usually look for a protected niche to sleep in.

A crate provides a safe haven for your puppy, where he can sleep soundly knowing he is in a secure, sheltered place. (He will probably fuss the first night or two after you bring him home. He just misses his littermates—it does not mean he doesn't like the crate.)

ALWAYS CRATE YOUR DOG IN THE CAR. A crate is like a car seat for a young child. If you can’t use a crate, use a seatbelt harness to secure your dog in case you have to hit the brakes suddenly or are in an accident. Otherwise, your dog can be seriously injured or killed.

Note on crate size and type: The Petmate Vari Kennel 300 (Intermediate) is the size most people use for a Keeshond. You don’t need to buy this particular crate, but look for one with similar dimensions, give or take an inch or so: 32” x 22” x 23” high. Wire crates allow more air circulation than solid-shell crates like the Vari Kennel, which can be a plus for a full-coated breed, like the Keeshond. Soft crates are easy to fold and carry, making them especially handy when you’re traveling, but some dogs will rip through them.

Petmate Vari Kennel 300 (Intermediate)
wire crate
soft crate