Eye contact. Dogs tend to keep the owner in sight 24 hours a day and catch their eyes as often as possible. Look at your pet. If the expression of his face is calm, and the jaw is relaxed, scratch him behind the ear, he will be extremely happy about it! By the way, Japanese researchers are convinced that there is a connection between the dog’s eye contact with the owner and the level of the attachment hormone (oxytocin). Make “warm” eye contacts with your pet more often, and your friendship will only grow stronger!
How do dogs communicate with us?
The dog brings you things. No, not on command. And spontaneously, of his own free will. For example, pets often bring toys to their owners. We regard this gesture as an invitation to play, but in fact they give us a present. It is believed that the echoes of hunting instincts work this way. The dog used to bring prey to the owner, but now it brings what, in its opinion, can please him. And let her choice not surprise you!
The dog is hunched and compressed. If you see that the dog is trying by all means to seem smaller than its size, there is only one conclusion: it is very afraid of something and needs your protection! Continue reading
And let’s start with the most recognizable sign! It is generally accepted that if a dog wags its tail, it means that it has a great mood. But in practice there are nuances. Now, if along with the tail the whole body wags from the shoulder blades to the toes, then the dog is really happy! But if the tail is raised, strained and only its tip wags, and the dog’s body is frozen and the mouth is tightly closed – beware! This means that the dog is very tense, she does not like something, and throwing her arms around her is a bad decision. Here you can draw an analogy with cats. Remember, they wag their tail in displeasure? Contrary to stereotypes, so do dogs.
Slightly parted mouth, relaxed muzzle.
Smile! Yes, try a smile and pay attention to the position of your lower jaw. During a smile, she drops slightly, and the upper and lower teeth no longer touch each other. The same thing happens with dogs! If the pet is satisfied, relaxed and happy, its mouth is slightly ajar and completely relaxed. You can consider this an analogue of a human smile! Continue reading
In one of our articles, we talked about why dogs need toys. The more toys a pet has, the happier it is. However, it is not enough to purchase a few different models. It is important to choose the right ones! Our tips will help determine which toy to buy a dog.
Why are special toys needed?
“My dog enjoys playing with street sticks and rolls a children’s ball. She does not need special toys! ”, – such a statement can be heard from the newcomer owner. But experienced dog breeders and specialists from the zoosphere will answer in chorus that you only need to purchase toys from pet stores and only from trusted manufacturers.
Children’s toys and other items not intended for playing with the dog are dangerous to its health. Sticks from the street can be infected with parasites, pathogens and contain reagents. The balls, for example, are coated with paint and made of a material that should never be bitten or swallowed. Many items that are not intended for playing with the dog break down under the pressure of teeth on sharp parts and injure the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract. Filling stuffed children’s toys and various small details, the dog can easily swallow, which will lead to digestive upsets and bowel obstruction. Toxins and paint cause allergic reactions and poisoning. That’s why you need to go to a pet store for a toy for a dog! Continue reading
Some owners complain that dogs howl at night. Others themselves have never heard a howling pet, but disgruntled neighbors convince the opposite. Still others, returning from work, do not have time to open the door – as plaintive howls are already heard on the other side. Examples can go on and on. But there is only one problem – howl. Why does a dog howl at home or in the yard? How to deal with it? About this in our article.
Howling dogs can scare. Especially if it suddenly rings out in the middle of the night. We still remember the ancient signs that repeat: the dog howls unfortunately. But in practice, everything is much more prosaic. We list the main causes of “bad” behavior and suggest methods of dealing with them.
Why the dog howls: reasons
No matter how tame the dog was, the wolf was and remains its ancestor. Howling for wolves is a way of communication. The closer the dog is to the wolf, the greater the likelihood that she will decide to “rise to the moon.” For example, howls are often “carried away” by husky. So dogs are looking for communication with their relatives, and perhaps respond to a fellow click from the street, which the human hearing simply did not catch. Continue reading
Kong and anti-vandal treats. Such toys are a win-win option for any, even the most moody dog. They are very durable, it is pleasant to nibble and toss them up. But the most important thing is the treats that the dog gets during the game. Attracted by a mouth-watering aroma and bright taste, the pets are ready to play around the clock – well, or until the treats end! But what goodies fill the toy? Yes, so that they were not only tasty, but also healthy, and the dog could not extract them too quickly? Let’s talk about this in our article.
Ready-made treats for toys
The easiest option is to fill the “Kong” toy or another toy for the treats with ready-made treats for dogs. In pet stores, their huge selection. Quality goodies are not only delicious, but also very healthy. For example, you can choose preventative sticks or brushes that care for your mouth and eliminate plaque. Or you can fill the toy with traditional vitamin sausages, chopsticks and mini-bones, slices of fillet (for example, natural chicken straws and duck breasts “Mnyams”) or, for lovers of delicious treats, biscuits and cheese bones “Mnyams”. In the toy you can put several different goodies – it’s even more interesting. Continue reading